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Palmer United Party Announces Tasmanian Senate Candidates

The federal leader of the Palmer United Party Clive Palmer has announced the Tasmania Senate Team to stand for the party at the 2013 federal election.

Mr Palmer said the Tasmanian team would be headed by former Australian soldier and Australian war veterans and injured soldiers advocate Jacqui Lambie.

Upon ending her ten years of service for the Australian military, Ms Lambie has dedicated much of her time to community work and is an advocate for The Country Womens Association and Mission Australia as well as a member of Rotary and the Burnie Chamber of Commerce. She is passionate about veterans’ affairs, welfare, indigenous Australians, immigration and border security, national security, unemployed and disadvantaged youth and youth justice.

“Jacqui Lambie leads a strong team for the Palmer United Party in Tasmania that will certainly take some stopping at the federal election,” Mr Palmer said.

“Ms Lambie will be joined on our Senate ticket by Kevin Deakin, who is a councillor on the Waratah-Wynard Council and a former police officer.”

The Palmer United Party has endorsed more than 120 candidates across Australia and aims to field candidates in all House of Representative seats and a Senate team in each state and territory at the September election.

“We have been overwhelmed by the number of people nominating to be candidates for the Palmer United Party, and are delighted to have recruited so many high quality candidates such as Jacqui Lambie and Kevin Deakin,” Mr Palmer said.

The federal leader of the Palmer United Party will also stand as a candidate for the party in the Sunshine Coast lower house seat of Fairfax.

Ms Lambie said: “Tasmania has been neglected by both the major parties and Palmer United Party members of parliament will work hard to ensure the state receives the support from government it deserves.”