Senate debates

Monday, 16 March 2015


Palmer United Party

10:01 am

Photo of Glenn LazarusGlenn Lazarus (Queensland, Independent) Share this | | Hansard source

by leave. I would like to inform the Senate that I have resigned from the Palmer United party and from my position as the Leader of the Palmer United Party in the Senate.

I would like to thank the community, colleagues, family, friends and fellow senators for their support over the last few days. My decision to resign from the party has been a difficult one. I have a different view as to how a team or a party works and, as such, over the last few months have come to the conclusion that it would be in the best interests for me to resign from the party and to pursue my career as an independent senator.

I would like to thank Clive Palmer for the opportunity to be involved with the party, and I wish him all the best. I look forward to representing the people of Queensland with commitment, integrity and to the best of my ability.