Glenn Lazarus rising: 'Brick with eyes' forms own party
STATE of Origin legend turned Palmer United Party Senator turned independent Glenn Lazarus is forming a new political party bearing his name.
The Queensland Senator has lodged documents with the Australian Electoral Commission to form the Glenn Lazarus Team.
He said he created the party to better advocate for Queenslanders on cleaner and cheaper energy, unemployment, drought and economic growth.
"I have worked with some excellent high performing teams for most of my life," he said on Thursday.
"Queensland desperately needs help to address high unemployment, crippling drought and the need for economic growth,"
"Queensland also needs better energy solutions which are cleaner, cheaper, more reliable and locally based.
"My Glenn Lazarus Team will support me in providing Queensland with the best representation possible."
Famed as the "brick with eyes", Senator Lazarus entered politics in 2013 under the umbrella of Clive Palmer's political umbrella but left after the party clashed with his wife and chief of staff Tess.
VIDEO: Clive Palmer with then-PUP Senator Glenn Lazarus and wife Tess at the Buderim polling booth during the Queensland election earlier this year.
Creating your own political party has become a new trend for independent Senators, with another former PUP Jacqui Lambie creating the Jacqui Lambie Network and South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon building his Nick Xenophon Team.