Creative ways to make trouble

A former senator’s new activism
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August 2021, no. 434
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Full Circle: A search for the world that comes next by Scott Ludlam

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Creative ways to make trouble

A former senator’s new activism
by
August 2021, no. 434
Scott Ludlam, former senator and member for the Australian Greens
Scott Ludlam, former senator and member for the Australian Greens

Amid the daily dramas and momentous impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to forget that, just four years ago, Australia was enduring a very different – and much less serious – kind of political crisis. In July 2017, the Australian Greens’ Scott Ludlam resigned from the Senate, having been advised that his failure to renounce his long-dormant New Zealand citizenship meant that he was a dual citizen, and in breach of section 44 of the Constitution. This kicked off a farcical procession of resignations, High Court referrals, by-elections, and countbacks. This ultimately resulted in fifteen MHRs and senators from across the political spectrum being ruled ineligible to sit in the federal parliament.

Dominic Kelly reviews 'Full Circle: A search for the world that comes next' by Scott Ludlam

Full Circle: A search for the world that comes next

by Scott Ludlam

Black Inc., $34.99 pb, 362 pp

Buy this book

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