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Lambie lambasted over Australia Day oath mix-up

Controversial Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has called on Australians to have a happy Australia Day, but has got her oaths mixed up in the process.

In a folksy Facebook video on Tuesday, Senator Lambie recited what she said was the Oath of Allegiance:

"From this time forward under God, I will pledge my loyalty to Australia and its peoples, whose democratic beliefs I share and whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey," she said.

She then continued:

"Remember, if you don't like our democratic rights, liberties and laws, equality for all - including women, gay and indigenous people - there are plenty of other countries to choose from."

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"Keep safe and have a happy Australia Day."

But, as commenters on her video later posted, she had actually recited the Australian citizenship pledge.

The pledge would have been read out by about 17,000 new Australians at citizenship ceremonies throughout the country on Tuesday,

However, the Oath of Allegiance is read out by politicians before they take their seat in parliament. It reads:

"I, (insert name here), do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her heirs and successors according to law. SO HELP ME GOD!"

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