Today the High Court sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns has ruled that I am ineligible to sit as a Senator in the Australian Parliament.

I am very disappointed by this outcome but I respect the decision of the Court.

I have spent the last 17 years of my life representing the people of the Australian Capital Territory, firstly in the ACT Legislative Assembly and more recently in the Senate.

It has been an absolute honour to hold elected office.

I have always per