Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam rebut arguments in high court submissions from Barnaby Joyce, Fiona Nash, Nick Xenophon and Matt Canavan

Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam, the Greens senators who resigned after becoming aware of their citizenship conflicts have argued “ignorance or wilful blindness” should not be used as an excuse to save parliamentarians in potential breach of the constitution.

In a marked departure from the arguments of Barnaby Joyce, Fiona Nash and Matt Canavan, as well as the attorney general, George Brandis, on behalf of the commonwealth, Waters and Ludlam argue in a joint submission that they were right to resign when they became aware of their dual citizenship status.

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