Rod Culleton loses position as senator

Rod Culleton loses position as senator
  1. Rod Culleton loses position as senator
    Former One Nation turned independent senator Rod Culleton loses his spot in the Senate, following a bankruptcy…
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Former One Nation turned independent senator Rod Culleton has lost his spot in the Senate, following a bankruptcy decision.

The President of the Senate has written to the Governor saying there is a vacancy in the Senate because Mr Culleton has been disqualified.

The Federal Court ruled last month that Mr Culleton was an "undischarged bankrupt".

Mr Culleton has repeatedly denied he is bankrupt.

The Federal Court ordered a 21-day stay of proceedings following last month's court hearing which expires on Friday, but it is understood this does not affect the bankruptcy ruling itself.

Mr Culleton said he had asked for the Senate to be recalled, to resolve his status.

But the President of the Senate, Senator Stephen Parry, earlier told the ABC this could only happen at the request of government or with the support of the majority of members.

The High Court, sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns, may yet decide Mr Culleton was not eligible to even be a candidate, due to an outstanding…

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