Author(s): Jacqui Lambie
Jacqui Lambie is a senator but not a politician. She's passionate, fiery, forthright and combative - traits that saw her re-elected to the Senate in the 2016 election by her Tasmanian constituents. Her story of serving her country yet having to battle the army and the DVA for compensation over a crippling injury sustained as a soldier, of experiencing and overcoming addiction and depression, of raising two children as a single mother, has resonated not just with her voters, but with the wider Australian public. Now she tells the full story of her life in a memoir that is as fascinating, honest, surprising and headline-grabbing as the woman herself.
Jacqui Lambie was born on 26 February 1971 in Tasmania, and was raised in a public housing estate in Devonport. She served 10 years in the Australian Army before injury forced her out of uniform. She was elected as a Senator for Tasmania at the 2013 federal election representing the Palmer United Party. Her term began in July 2014. In November 2014, Lambie resigned from the Palmer United Party to sit in the Senate as an independent. In May 2015, she formed the Jacqui Lambie Network political party, established with Lambie as its leader. She was re-elected to the Senate in 2016. On 14th November 2017 she resigned from the Senate after it was confirmed she was a dual national by descent. She is the mother of two boys.