The Palmer United Party (PUP) has fiercely attacked Tasmania's Greens, saying they should be subject to a Senate inquiry over the state's high unemployment rate.
PUP's Tasmanian senator-elect Jacqui Lambie is laying the blame for the unemployment squarely on the Greens and says she will seek to instigate the inquiry after she enters parliament in July.
"I simply believe that the Greens have destroyed all hope in Tasmania," Ms Lambie told AAP.
"Labor and the Libs have actually had more than enough time to get this under control and they've let this go riot."
Ms Lambie suggested Greens members had been sabotaging international markets for Tasmanian timber products.
"I just want to get to the bottom of it: exactly what have they been doing over on the international scale, what have they been saying to these companies, why have we lost so much investment?" Ms Lambie said.
"Christine Milne and Bob Brown, how much damage are they doing behind the scenes?
"Something stinks here and I want to know what's going on."
Ms Lambie, a former military police officer, said she had been gathering "intelligence" on Greens activities.
"When I've got enough, I'm going to throw it across the table and I do believe I'll get to that point where I'll have enough," she said.
Tasmanian Greens leader Nick McKim responded angrily to Ms Lambie's comments.
"If she's fair dinkum about an inquiry, how about an inquiry into billionaire coal barons buying their way into parliaments so they protect their, frankly, obscene wealth by voting down a carbon tax?" Mr McKim said.
As she waits to take up her Senate position, Ms Lambie has inserted herself into the buildup to the Tasmanian state election due in March.
PUP will run candidates in all five electorates and is expected to come close to winning a seat in the state's northwest.
Tasmania's unusual Hare-Clark system delivers five members in each electorate.
Earlier this week, Ms Lambie accused Liberal leader Will Hodgman, who is expected to easily win the poll, of arrogance.
Minority government in Tasmania's 25-seat lower house is a possibility and is shaping as an election issue.Mr Hodgman has ruled out a deal with any party, while Labor appears split on whether it would form another power-sharing arrangement with the Greens.