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Senator Lambie Needs to Apologise

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Friday, 3 July 2015

Tags: Environment, Political Leadership, Violence

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

Once Senator Jacquie Lambie removes her foot from her mouth, she should apologise for comparing conservationists - who are trying to protect the environment for future generations - with murderous terrorists who have no concern for human life.

Senator Lambie’s comments were unnecessary, divisive and nasty.  Her offensive ‘joke’ at the Minerals’ Conference today said a lot more about what Jacquie Lambie stands for than it says about the Greens.

The Greens are simply standing up for Tasmania’s wild places for a sustainable future.  That is what we have done since our beginnings and that is what we will continue to do.

ISIS terrorises and kills people, and destroys priceless treasures will wilful abandon.

To link us with ISIS is wholly offensive.  Senator Lambie should apologise and mining industry leaders attending today’s conference should distance themselves from her stupid, divisive ‘joke’ at the expense of all Tasmanians who support environmental protection.