Pauline Hanson gets personal over Jacqui Lambie's rejection of drug testing plan

Pauline Hanson has delivered a blunt questioning of Jacqui Lambie's rejection of plans to drug test welfare recipients.

10.9.2019

One Nation's Pauline Hanson has told independent Senator Jacqui Lambie to 'please explain' her refusal to support plans to drug test welfare recipients.

Pauline Hanson has delivered a blunt questioning of Jacqui Lambie's rejection of plans to drug test welfare recipients.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter One Nation’s Pauline Hanson has told independent Senator Jacqui Lambie to “please explain” her refusal to support plans to drug test welfare recipients. Senator Lambie is refusing to back the Morrison government’s push until she feels rehabilitation services can meet the demands of those in need. But fellow crossbencher Senator Hanson has questioned the motives of this position. “Her child has been on drugs and you wouldn’t knock something back that could possibly help people like her son,” she said. “Why is she knocking this back … who’s got in her ear.” Senator Lambie revealed four years ago her son had struggled with ice addiction. Crossbench Senator Jacqui Lambie speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. AAP It comes as Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government attempt to sway opinion behind its twice-rejected idea saying its plan would help sufferers of drug dependency. A trial would be rolled out in three locations - Logan in Queensland, Canterbury Bankstown in New South Wales and Mandurah in Western Australia under the proposal. But the plan has drawn backlash over concerns under-resourced rehab services are already struggling to support people directed towards them. Senator Lambie told Channel Nine’s Today Show she needs to see more beds in rehab facilities before supporting the measure. “We have had all this time to put more services into action and they haven’t actually done that,” she said. READ MORE “They have showed no progress in making sure that they have rehab beds out there for anyone who needs them - especially our children.” But Mr Morrison has stood behind the government’s plan. “These are difficult problems and you have to ensure that you're having a go at trying to fix these problems,” he said. “If you're not prepared to do that, well, you're clearly not committed to trying to address this issue.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Parliament House in Canberra. AAP The proposal is designed to get those taking substances off drugs and into work. It would see 5,000 Newstart and Youth Allow recipients tested in the trial with those who fail tests facing the prospect of income management. Welfare recipients that test positive for drugs are referred for a second one. Social Services Minister Anne Ruston said people who fail tests twice would then be directed towards treatment options to deal with their dependency. "We are not intending in anyway if people meet these obligations to cut one per cent of their payments," she said. "We all know the currency of drug dealers is cash and we want to deny them the opportunity of getting that cash and to help those people that currently have the problem." Ms Ruston said a $10 million treatment fund alongside the trial would ensure those struggling with addiction can access the support they need. “We are estimating that about two to three percent of the five thousand people that are tested are likely to fail the second test,” she said. “In estimating that number we decided to set aside an amount that we thought was more than adequate in fact generous to be able to provide the services.” Social Services Minister Anne Ruston speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. AAP Unlike Senator Lambie – Senator Hanson has signaled her support for the Morrison government’s plan. "I've gone out to communities that are actually distraught because there kids are on drugs,” she said. “This is a way to actually start cleaning it up and taking a tough stance against drugs.” But she too said more must be done to support rehabilitation services. “If a member of the public comes forward and they are wanting to get their act cleaned up then you have got to make those facilities available to people,” she said. “Families are screaming out for it - they want it.” Senator Pauline Hanson. AAP Last week SBS News spoke to Mayor of the City of Canterbury Bankstown Khal Asfour – whose western Sydney council is one of three locations selected to host the two-year trial. He raised concerns there are no long term rehabilitation facilities currently open in his area. “If they were really serious about helping people come off drugs then … they should be investing in long term rehabilitation centres,” he said. READ MORE Labor Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said the evidence does not support Mr Morrison’s plan. “He needs to provide the evidence that these measures are working or would work,” he said. “When you look at international examples … whether it be New Zealand, the United States … the evidence is that this is not working.” This is the third time in three years the government has attempted to push forward such legislation. Additional reporting: AAP Read more: SBS News

I agree, please explain! Hanson gets personal? Puhleese - Lambie got personal mentioning her druggie son in the first place!!! Uhm.. she did already... Pauline is a bit on the slow side, isn't she... Ha ha ha ha ha! ‘Please explain’ your refusal to be a competent human being..... ‘ It's a discriminatory assault on the civil liberties of one section of the community. I don't believe Morrison gives a crap about drug addiction so what is his real motive? Worrying sinister social engineering. Of course, Hanson is much too stupid to get this

I might add the first sentence was insensitive & unnecessary. There you go classic authoritarian & bully in one. ‘Who told her something? Wait till I find them. 🥊’ (The first sentence makes no sense of course.) Go away PaulineHansonOz You have no idea how people live. Thanks to you and your mates, the homeless population has increased. We can go down the path of USA by building more prisons than deal with mental health issues and support the vulnerable sections of our community.

That from a woman that’s clearly been on drugs since the 90’s 🤷‍♀️

Hanson attacks Lambie over welfare drug testing stance'Her child has been on drugs and you wouldn't knock back something that could possibly help people like her son,' Senator Hanson said. AusPol 9News If I were her son I’d be on drugs. Hissing old women politicians, don’t we have a grand future in front of us. No, she wouldn't knock back something that could help her son. She should knock back a draconian bit of legislation that dehumanises people and opens the door to more widespread 'social controls'.

So we can collude with terrorist groups (NRA) and that's OK but people down on their luck aren't allowed any dignity. Anyone else hope PaulineHansonOz ends up dependent on low wage workers for her dignity? The similarities are uncanny auspol The issue of drug testing is propaganda It distracts from the truth It implies all recipients are spending 'your' tax money on drugs..... so why would you consider upping the allowance

Tell Hanson to get stuffed JacquiLambie Firstly the druggies admit it and use it as an excuse to not find work. The biggest killer in Australia is prescription medicines but you won't hear anything about that because the more people that die the more the stocks go up The government are criminals If I was Jacqui Lambie

She’s such a nasty piece of work, pointing out Lambie’s son had used drugs, like she needed reminding..... Rubbing Lambie’s face in it is so uneducated and unnecessary. And...the public are not screaming out for it. The opposite is more like it. No one has to explain themselves to this lunatic. I admire JacquiLambie for standing up for ordinary Australians who are doing it tough. We should always show compassion and generosity of spirit. Treat others as you would be treated. Otherwise we are nothing but barbarians.

It’s like asking Pauline to explain her IQ nothing to see here You can't refuse welfare to someone because of drug issues. Substance abuse is about mental health. And you can't refuse welfare against a person with mental disabilities because that would be discrimination.

'Bloody pointless': Lambie raises new concerns over drug-test welfare billThe government has lost ground in its bid to impose random drug tests on welfare recipients after senator Jacqui Lambie raised concerns about the lack of rehabilitation services linked to the plan. I 100% agree that people in government should be drug tested just like all other work places .. I also would expect police and the legal profession to be drug tested ... industry has done this for years so about time our leaders were tested rharris334 And Lambie should be the first one tested anywhere! spacecadet

Hanson, the face of hate in Australia. Of course .. Lambie reports to Hanson .. we knew that Hissing female politicians everywhere, embarrassing. someone should tell Jacqui she should never put anything in written form to Pauline because it'll just end up in lots of please explains Pauline Hanson has worms🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♀️

Sen Lambie did explain it on RNDrive last night auspol What’s to explain? It’s not like Jacqui has ever been particularly reticent about expressing her views Umm Pauline what about you disowning your own son because of his sexuality Glasshouses and stones Pauline. Can Pauline just try reading the research, her ignorance is appalling given what we pay her. Also ask her if she still binge drinks as she did when courting NRA lunatics in the USA. Alcohol is worse than street drugs. itsnotrocketscience itdoesnotwork stoptheboozing auspol

Lambie backflips on drug testing welfare recipients | Sky News AustraliaTasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has backflipped on her support for the government’s plan to drug test 5,000 welfare recipients. \n\nSenator Lambie called on the government to boost drug rehabilitation services, particularly in regional areas before she would support the drug testing measure.\n\n“I won’t be supporting it unless the services are there, and I can see that the rehab services that these people need to kick their habit are set up, which I’m yet to see,” she said on Monday. \n\nThe call comes less than 24 hours after she said she would support the bill. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia\n No one should trust her Take back the money that was to given to clear public housing debt in Tasmania ! Paul Keating said it 'the Senate is unrepresentative swill' Lambie still blocking everything with labor Lambie should apologize to the electorate for deceptively getting elected and taking taxpayers money with no legal right to be there Lambie is the last one to lecture

Can Pauline just try reading the research, her ignorance is appalling given her what we pay her. Jac Jacqui...wull not be lectured to by Pauline..SHE will not! Jacqui hasn't been on Dancing with the Stars, but she can dance! Yes she can...and she will get very bossanova with Pauline-it will be murder on the dancefloor!

Pauline Hanson have you lost your plot 🥂 I reckon Jaqui could take her. Jacqui 10 times smarter than Pauline, who wld have thought? Maybe someone should inform Pauline that Hitler was also a Corporal, and pretty good at politics? Yes, not an unexpected question from Pauline or any politician. Lambie sometimes shows signs of instability.

Can she explain the trillion dollars in government debt It takes a second really Human rights gees I wouldn't fancy that challenge - maybe Dolly Norman from madashell could have a crack?

Hanson attacks Lambie over welfare drug testing stance'Her child has been on drugs and you wouldn't knock back something that could possibly help people like her son,' Senator Hanson said. AusPol 9News If I were her son I’d be on drugs. Hissing old women politicians, don’t we have a grand future in front of us. No, she wouldn't knock back something that could help her son. She should knock back a draconian bit of legislation that dehumanises people and opens the door to more widespread 'social controls'.

Rehab facilities can’t cope with the number of people needing their services now. Let alone more potential people under this ridiculous scheme the Govt. wants to put in place. auspol Oh the old Pauline Hanson/please explain headline construction! I see what you did there! Very clever. Bogan attacks bogan 🤪 cannot believe these two are in positions of say over us and to top it off Jackie holds the decider again 🤪🤨😩

'Please explain' 'hello cocky' 'who's a pretty boy' ... all Hanson has to show for her decades in public office can pauline please explain her entire existence We know why

Lambie throws support behind cashless welfare cards | Sky News AustraliaThe Prime Minister is close to securing a major victory for the expansion of the cashless welfare card and drug test for welfare recipients after receiving support from Jacqui Lambie. \n\nSenator Lambie’s support for the cashless welfare card is expected to give the government passage through the Senate. \n\n“I’ve always been a big supporter of the cashless welfare card, I’ve seen the results that it has had,” she said. \n\nMs Lambie also sharpened her attack on Union Boss John Setka, urging him to resign. \n\nShe threatened to vote for the government's industrial relations bill immediately, if Setka did not step down. \n\nThe Morrison Government singled out Setka in a push to legislate the 'Ensuring Integrity Bill' and create a list of criminal offences which provided grounds for the disqualification of a union member. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia Many Australians are up to their necks in debt & despair. Morrison & Lambie heaping more 💩 on their heads wont end well for anyone. Those cheering them on are ignorant bottom feeders too lazy to do any research into the reality of living on the paltry Newstart allowance. auspol Death by 1000 cuts All UN Globalist What was she promised in return for support.

His buddies at Indue will be most appreciative.



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