Jacqui Lambie banned from Qantas after 'pussy power' rant

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Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has apologised for reportedly using a homophobic slur during a “rant” at Qantas staff members.

The politician has since been banned from the airline for six months.

The incident happened in March when Ms Lambie wasn’t able to get into the Chairman’s Lounge, according to Nine newspapers.

Jacqui Lambie Network Senator Jacqui Lambie at a press conference at Parliament House.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has apologised for reportedly using a homophobic slur during a 'rant' at Qantas staff members. Source: AAP

It was reported Senator Lambie made the slur in reference to Qantas’s openly-gay chief executive Alan Joyce.

The publication also said she used the phrase “pussy power”.

In an interview with Nine's Today Show on Thursday, Ms Lambie said she "blew her stack" after "a long few weeks in parliament".

"It's just been a really, really long year," she said.

"Basically I just blew my stack and unfortunately there was a couple of Qantas staff members that wore that.

"I deserve everything that I got from Qantas."

A Qantas plane arrives at Southern California Logistics Airport.
The politician has since been banned from the airline for six months. Source: AP Photo/Matt Hartman

"I've tried to apologise to those staff members. I've even written a letter myself apologising for that a few months ago,” she said, declining to give further details of what she said. 

Yahoo News Australia has contacted Senator Lambie for comment.

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