The Australian Greens Party...
...are on the loony left extremity of Australian politics.
The only problem at the moment is that the ALP (Labour/Democrat equivalent, being so-called "progressives" - mainly closet socialists) is a minority government hanging onto power (whatever it takes) by forming a coalition with the Greens Party and three independents.
Consequently, the Greens tail tends to wag the ALP dog, and we have a PM largely hostage to a deal signed under some duress, aided and abetted by her socialist past which was redder than her hair.
Personally, I would put the Greens on a level somewhat lower than Screaming Lord Sutch and the party he established (Official Monster Raving Loonies). The Greens take themselves far too seriously, and we don't do eccentricity anywhere near as well as our colonial masters.
This Senator had the hide to harangue Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, at an enquiry into the lockout of three unions back in October, when he didn't even know what the legislation said about company options in a dispute. Mr Joyce ate him up and spat him out.
Sen Ludlam was one of three such Senators who attacked Alan Joyce as being duplicitous etc etc., and who tried to tell him how to run his airline, when none of them have had any (repeat ANY) business experience in their entire working lives.
And now he says "he did meet with Swedish justice officials to discuss the extradition process." Lemme see, that means he could have merely met with a clerk of a court, and been given a printout explaining court/extradition procedures. He may have had one of his staff point out that it was in Swedish, and he could have gone back to ask for the English translation.
I have no time for such blind incompetence.