Rod Culleton due for High Court hearing

Embattled One Nation Senator Rod Culleton has arrived in Canberra with a High Court hearing to decide whether he was illegally elected.

Earlier in the week tensions between Culleton and party leader Pauline Hanson increased, with the pair publicly criticising each other.

Mr Culleton and Bob Day were referred to the High Court by the Senate to determine whether their election’s were in breach of the constitution.


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Senator Culleton’s position came into question after a larceny conviction against him stood during the time of the July 2 election.

He later pleaded guilty to the charge but had no conviction recorded.

Senator Culleton’s legal team argue there’s been no disability under the constitution because he was not sentenced, and was not subject to a term of imprisonment even after pleading guilty.

He’s arguing that not only is there no case, but that the commonwealth should pay for his legal costs.

Senator Culleton also said he is disappointed at the lack of support from his party leader and colleagues, after Pauline Hanson declared she can’t work or reason with him.

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