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Australian Senator Forced To Step Down Due To New Zealand Citizenship

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Australian Senator Forced To Step Down Due To New Zealand Citizenship

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Greens senator Scott Ludlam has been forced to stand down from Federal Parliament.

The Western Australian representative is a dual citizen of Australia and New Zealand - meaning he is "ineligible to hold elected office."

Ludlam apologised for the mistake in a written statement saying that he was "personally devastated" to have not corrected the oversight earlier.

Here is what he said:

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Ludlam was elected in the 2007 federal election representing WA.

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