Greens senator Scott Ludlam resigns from Parliament. Discovering he was ineligible to stand

The co-deputy of the Greens, Scott Ludlam, has resigned from Parliament after discovering he was ineligible to stand at last year’s federal election.

Senator Ludlam, who was first elected to the Senate a decade ago, made the bombshell announcement in Perth on Friday afternoon.

The Western Australian, who was born in New Zealand but left when he was a child, recently discovered he remains a dual citizen with that country, meaning he was actually disqualified from running for office at the 2007, 2013 and 2016 elections.

“I apologise unreservedly for this mistake,” the outgoing senator said…

Source: Greens senator Scott Ludlam resigns from Parliament after discovering he was ineligible to stand