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Rod Culleton’s future is up to the High Court, which is considering whether he had the right to contest the July election. Lukas Coch/AAP

Blame game rages as Culleton quits Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Biting insults have been exchanged as Western Australian senator Rod Culleton splits from Pauline Hanson, ahead of the High Court determining whether he will be turfed from parliament.
Pauline Hanson was furious last week after Rod Culleton broke ranks with One Nation over the backpacker tax. Lukas Coch/AAP

Hanson thinks Culleton has swollen head

Pauline Hanson has unleashed a new attack on her rebel senator Rod Culleton, declaring that things had 'gone to his head'.
Pauline Hanson’s immediate issue with the free-wheeling Rod Culleton was his writing to a Queensland magistrate seeking to have a court case adjourned. Mick Tsikas/AAP

One Nation chaos causes government to lose departure tax vote

When micro parties that include politicians we might charitably call "characters" suddenly get clout, things are likely to go badly.
Senator Rod Culleton has said he will now vote on legislation in the upper house. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Hanson backs sending her senator to the High Court

Pauline Hanson has backed the referral of her Western Australian senator Rod Culleton to the High Court to determine his eligibility to sit in parliament, declaring it a matter of integrity.
Rod Culleton said in a statement that the Solicitor-General’s opinion had concluded he was “not duly elected as a senator”. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Second crossbencher to be referred to the High Court

Further uncertainty has been thrown over the Senate crossbench, with the government now moving to have the High Court determine whether One Nation's Rod Culleton was ineligible for election.