In any other week, Senator Jacqui Lambie’s resignation address to Parliament would have made front page news. Her record proves her to be a divisive, sensational and important parliamentarian. Yet, due to an over-saturation of political heavyweights leaving office in light of citizenship revelations, and amidst anticipation of a resounding yes in the same sex marriage postal survey, her sentimental and impassioned speech on Tuesday was lost.
This overshadowing comes with an edge of schadenfreude considering she readily admitted to supporting the No campaign during the survey. In her farewell speech, she assured the Senate that the Jacqui Lambie Network would hold to their promise of voting on the side of their constituents. With Tasmania serving the third highest percentage of Yes votes in Australia’s states and territories, this should mean an emphatic yes from Lambie’s team.