The Jacqui Lambie Network (abbreviated JLN) is an Australian political party formed in May 2015. Bearing the name of its founder, Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie, it has served as the political vehicle for the former independent.

The party maintains strong support for members of the armed service as well as those on welfare, while also promoting firm nationalist sentiments. The JLN also has a prioritised regional focus on Tasmania, where the party draws most of its support from.

Policies

While announcing the formation of the party, Lambie revealed the party's 12 'core beliefs'[4][dead link], including establishing a financial transactions tax, dedicated Indigenous seats in parliament, and against “Sharia law being imposed in Australia either formally or informally”.[5]

In an interview with ABC News' in 2018 Lambie distanced herself from her previous views on Sharia law, stating they were "decisive" and was influenced by "a previous advisor that was really driving that in".[6]

Elections

The Jacqui Lambie Network fielded 10 candidates (three each in Tasmania and New South Wales, two each in Queensland and Victoria) for the senate but no candidates for seats in the House of Representatives in the 2016 federal election.[7]

Federal parliament

Senate
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/– Notes
2016 69,074 0.50 (#17)
1 / 76
1 / 76
Increase 1
2019 31,383 0.21 (#28)
1 / 40
1 / 76
Steady

Tasmanian parliament

House of Assembly
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/– Notes
2018 10,579 3.16 (#4)
0 / 25
0 / 25
Steady 0

References