Greens senator Scott Ludlam has opened up about his mental health break from parliament last year, saying he almost left getting help "until it was too late".
"Probably just more broadly regarding health and self-care. I did all the wrong stuff. I kind of kept everything to myself until it was almost too late."
"As much as I'm increasingly aware of the lefty-Green echo chamber and bubble, that’s nothing compared to the News Corp stable – a small handful of individuals who sit in a closed room sniffing each other's farts."
Ludlam was asked if Joe Hockey was a good choice for US ambassador and replied: "No. I'd want him put into a small capsule and fired into space."
He was also frank about using weed, saying he had "smoked a fair bit of it... this is like a distant past, not last week… I've tried everything I want to try".
Mark Di Stefano is a political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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