One Nation Senator accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice

UPDATE @ 23 NOVEMBER 2016, 06:58:

One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson is asking senator Rod Culleton to explain a letter he wrote to a Queensland Magistrate.

The letter, which was directed to a Cairns magistrate, has been referred to Queensland police by state attorney-general Yvette D’Ath.


In the letter Senator Culleton asks for his case to be adjourned, saying he’s watching the conduct of all judicial officers with interest, and refers to a complaint from a person he claims is facing jail over a bankruptcy matter.

Ms D’ath and chief magistrate Ray Rinaudo, have expressed concerns the letter is of a threatening manner and could amount to an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

Senator Hanson says she hopes to speak to Senator Culleton today.

EARLIER @ 22 NOVEMBER 2016, 16:34:

One Nation Senator Rod Culleton has been referred to Queensland Police over accusations that he tried to pervert the course of justice, and threatened a magistrate.

Attorney General Yvette D’Ath said the allegations involved a letter the Senator wrote to a magistrate in Cairns.

The Chief Magistrate of Queensland complained that the contents of the letter could amount to a threat and an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

Ms D’Ath has referred the matter to the Queensland Police Commissioner.