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Australia - Scott Ludlam (Greens deputy leader) has resigned

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by lafarfelue, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. lafarfelue

    lafarfelue Senior Member

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    Scott Ludlam just resigned from the Australian senate.

    I feel like this is a pretty big blow to increasing recognition and funding for ME/CFS research, as he was one of our (only?) big political champions for it here. :(

    It's only happened a short while ago, so I'm still trying to process it and what it might mean for ME/CFS in Australia. I know there are researchers on the job, doing the hard yards in the research of ME/CFS... I just really feel saddened that there'll be no one pushing for us in the senate anymore. :cry:

    (I wasn't quite sure where to put this on the forums, but I thought that this was important to share.)
     
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  2. lafarfelue

    lafarfelue Senior Member

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    Well, he's welcome to come to NZ and sort out ME/CFS services here....

    (Yes, it's a shame that he has resigned. It seemed that he was making a difference.)
     
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    Sean Senior Member

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    :bang-head::bang-head::bang-head:
     
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    Jo Best Senior Member

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    Really sorry to hear that but thanks for letting us know.
     
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    Can't believe dual citizenship would bar your from being an active politician in either country.

    I suppose technically, it doesn't. But politically, its maybe a hot potato?

    Anyway, sorry to hear it, Aussies. Hopefully, the work he's done will still count for something - in raising awareness of MECFS more generally.
     
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    It's ridiculous that he/they only just worked this out now. Disappointing, but what can you do?
     
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    Very sorry to hear this as he certainly seemed to be one of the good guys and a very tenacious one at that. Maybe he's going to go global like David Tuller??
     
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    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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    Ditch NZ citizenship & reapply in 18 months come 2019 election
     
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  11. lafarfelue

    lafarfelue Senior Member

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    She's one of the best ones, too. Ugh. :(

    Most bummed about Ludlam though. I wish someone else would pick up where he left off re MECFS advocacy.
     
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    Sean Senior Member

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    Yep, two of our best MPs gone in the same week. :depressed:
     
  13. lafarfelue

    lafarfelue Senior Member

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    Well this is pretty positive news: Greens Jordon Steele-John to replace Scott Ludlam in Senate

    Jordan Steele-John is already a disability advocate. "Disability issues will be high on his agenda: challenging stereotypes and busting myths."

    I have some hope the Greens will keep supporting him and that ME/CFS may still be on the agenda.
     
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