Scott Ludlam Resigns from Parliament over Dual Citizenship Bungle

Greens senator Scott Ludlam has resigned today, after realising he’s ineligible to stand in Parliament. The co-deputy of the Greens discovered he holds dual citizenship of New Zealand and Australia, which makes him ineligible to hold elected office in the Federal Parliament under the Australian Constitution. He has been a senator for the past nine…

WA Ranked Lowest in the Country for Renewable Energy Investments

Western Australia has been ranked last on the list of states pulling their weight to reach the Renewable Energy Target, according to the Clean Energy Council report which was released today. WA has just one renewable energy project being built this year, which will only create 100 jobs and means our state’s renewable energy mix…

Greens Leader on WA’s recount result

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed her enthusiasm for her colleague Senator Scott Ludlam, returning as a Greens Senator representing the people of Western Australia after the WA recount. Mrs Milne has expressed gratitude to all the scrutineers, Greens members and supporters all around the country for all of their on going support and…

AEC Denies Ludlam’s Recount Request

The Australian Electoral Commission has rejected Greens Senator Scott Ludlam’s request to recount the Senate votes. Australian Sports Party candidate Wayne Dropulich’s recount request was also denied. In a media release, the AEC stated that: “The requests for a recount did not identify any specific issues, which would have warranted the conduct of a recount and as…

Scott Ludlam Loses Seat

The Palmer United Party’s candidate Zhenya Wang won the WA Senate seat while Greens Senator Scott Ludlam missed out. The PUP will now have 3 seats in the upper house and 1 seat in the lower house. David Johnston, Linda Reynolds and Michaelia Cash will stand for the Liberals. On the other hand, Joe Bullock…