Greens debacle: ‘We’re not amateurs’
Queenslander Larissa Waters yesterday emotionally revealed she was ineligible to be a senator because she is a dual citizen.
Ms Waters’ admission, days after her Kiwi colleague Scott Ludlum made the same mea culpa, sparked a flurry of overseas-born Coalition and Labor MPs to pledge they had renounced their foreign citizenship. Twenty-three federal parliamentarians were born overseas.
A Government source said it was too early to determine whether it would offer the Greens pairs when voting, meaning their voting power would not be diluted, or use the crisis to their advantage to push through legislation.
The Senate will refer the two vacated positions to …