“I should have been one of the first girls to go to East Timor but the day before, I was stuffed,” Lambie told Natasha Exelby and Justin Lacko of her time in the army.
“I’d been stuffed for two years, I’d been filling myself full of pain killers.”
The 47-year old then talks about how she took the army on for a disability pension.
“It cost them double the amount to fight me,” she says.
“Your taxpayers’ money was wasted and I lost 10 years of my life and I nearly lost my life in 2009 by walking out in front of a car. You wouldn’t believe I had to walk out in front of a car for them to help me.”
She later explained she remains scarred from the incident.
“Because my leg hit (the car) first, I have a big (scar) … I refuse to get it fixed, because it reminds me of what I’m fighting for,” she tells them. “I just refuse to. That got me help. So I rehabilitated myself.”