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Grattan on Friday: Jackie Lambie should not horse trade on medevac repeal bill

In this age of celebrity, Jacqui Lambie fits the narrative to a tee in the political sphere.

She’s a rough-talking woman with a struggle-town back story who has landed centre stage because she has a lot of power – and sometimes the crucial vote – on contested issues in the Senate.

  • Michelle Grattan
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You get the impression Lambie loves both the drama and the influence.

She revelled in getting the government to deliver big money to obtain her vote on the tax relief legislation.

With chutzpah, she later lamented coming cheap.

But soon Lambie will face a…

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