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Statement - High Court citizenship decision

Australian Greens Leader, Dr Richard Di Natale, has commended former Senators Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam for their integrity following today’s High Court ruling on MPs citizenship.

“Larissa and Scott have acted honestly and with full accountability to the Australian people throughout this process.”

“When these issues first came to light, they did the honourable thing and resigned from the parliament. Larissa and Scott have shown respect for the constitution, for the parliament and most importantly, for the Australian people, and I respect them immensely for that.

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Resignation of Senator Scott Ludlam

Scott Ludlam 15 Jul 2017

Senator Scott Ludlam resignation

Recently it was brought to my attention that I hold dual citizenship of Australia and New Zealand. Under Section 44 of the Australian constitution I am therefore ineligible to hold elected office in the Federal Parliament.

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WA Greens Senators returned to the Senate

Scott Ludlam 1 Aug 2016

Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Senator Rachel Siewert have been re-elected to the Senate.

Senator Siewert said:

“Scott and I are thrilled to be returned to the Senate, we would like to thank the tireless volunteers who ran a remarkable field campaign to ensure our re-election.

“I look forward to continuing my work in key portfolio areas, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues and social justice”.

Senator Ludlam said:

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The cost of Barnett's Hubris

Scott Ludlam 27 Oct 2015

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam commented on today's announcement by WA Premier Colin Barnett of his preferred partner in his quest to destroy the Beeliar Wetlands.

"The Premier, along with Leighton holdings, appear to have learned nothing from community campaigns like James Price Point, like the response to the shark cull.

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The beginning of the end for the Perth Freight Link

Scott Ludlam 21 Oct 2015

The Perth Freight Link has hit another major hurdle with revelations in Senate Estimates hearings that the Turnbull Government may not fund the project at all, and that a final decision on that Commonwealth funding is still months away.

"Premier Barnett is proceeding as though Commonwealth funding of the project is guaranteed, and Tony Abbott would have him believe that was true.

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