Jacqui Lambie has been banned from Qantas for six months in the aftermath of a incident at the airport.
Qantas has reportedly suspended Australian politician Jacqui Lambie for six months following a incident at Melbourne Airport.
The controversial senator is alleged to have used a homophobic slur toward national carrier CEO Alan Joyce after being denied access to the airline's exclusive Chairman's Lounge by airline staff.
She also used the term "pussy power" during the outburst, which was captured on CCTV and occurred in March, according to a report in the Fairfax newspapers.
“Following negotiations, it was decided to implement a six-month suspension beginning in early April,” the report states.
The Tasmanian senator has since apologized for her behavior, stating that it was "completely uncalled for and completely unacceptable."
“It was the conclusion of an exhausting week in Canberra. I'd collided with another vehicle that morning, received a speeding ticket on my way to work, and my flight home was delayed,” she explained to Fairfax.
"It was a difficult day for me. However, it was worse for the unfortunate Qantas staff who were forced to stand and listen to my rant. I have apologized to the staff for my actions and would like to do so again. I committed the offense and will serve the sentence, as that is what I deserve.”
Qantas has made no statement regarding the incident or Lambie's reported suspension.