Greens debacle: ‘We’re not amateurs’

Jarrod Sierocki

Richard Di Natale says the Greens will launch a review into its processes after the two senators resigned.

Greens Senator Larissa Waters announces her resignation.

A WOUNDED Greens leader Richard Di Natale has tried to reassure voters his party is not run by amateurs after losing his second co-deputy to incompetence in a matter of days.

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

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