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Lazarus seeks to rise again

AAP logoAAP 15/11/2016 Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer

Former senator and rugby league legend Glenn Lazarus has taken inspiration from the United States election result to relaunch his political team.

Mr Lazarus lost his Queensland senate seat at the July election but put out a call to arms on his Facebook site on Wednesday for lower house and senate candidates.

"We are rolling out across the country, seeking candidates, members and supporters in all states and territories!" he wrote.

Commenting on the election of Donald Trump, the former Palmer United Party senator wrote the American people had spoken and wanted "jobs, industry, opportunity, education, health and some type of future for themselves".

"We may not agree with the outcome, but we must respect the level of anger and despair being felt across America by many people who have lost hope having witnessed jobs lost, industries demolished, housing markets decimated, loved ones killed and injured at war and once thriving towns brought to their knees," he wrote.

Mr Lazarus delivered a speech to a Rotary Club in Logan, south of Brisbane, on Tuesday in which he railed against rampant coal seam gas mining.

The next federal half-senate and full house election is expected between August 2018 and mid-May 2019.

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