Jacqui Lambie has been bombarded with threats and abuse after a fellow politician ‘crossed a line that should never be crossed’.
Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed her personal mobile number has been leaked online by a fellow politician, and is now being bombarded with abusive and threatening messages.
Under parliamentary privilege, Senator Lambie accused One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts of posting her private mobile number on his social media without her consent.
The outspoken Senator lashed One Nation for the act, calling on Senator Roberts to apologise for compromising her safety.
“I’ve received a number of nasty, abusive and threatening phone calls and messages,” Senator Lambie said.
“It should go without saying that it is completely unacceptable to leak other Senators’ personal contact details to the public just because you don’t like what they saying.
“One Nation have crossed a line here that should never be crossed.”
Senator Lambie will now need to change her number for her own safety, which she says will mean many of the veterans she supports will not be able to contact her.
“I give my phone number to veterans whose mental health is not so good. And most of the time they’re on their last legs. Those veterans know they can call me at any time of the day or night if they need someone to listen to them,” she said.
“If you’ve got someone’s number, it’s not hard to find out personal details that are linked to it.
“I’m going to have to change my phone number because I need to make sure my family and friends are safe.”
More to come.