Annulled conviction may not save senator Rod Culleton, legal academic says | Law

Annulled conviction may not save senator Rod Culleton, legal academic says

Visiting Professorial Fellow, Tony Blackshield speaks to The Guardian (8 August 2016) regarding One Nation senator, Rod Culletin's larceny conviction and his ineligibility for the Senate.

Blackshield stated that although Culleton's convictions in New South Wales have been annulled, it may be too late to receive a place in the Senate.

“At the declaration of the polls, he was not qualified, he was incapable of being chosen,” Blackshield said.

“Even if the conviction is now cleared up, I think it’s too late. On Tuesday last week, we had the formal declaration of the Senate result and at that date he was arguably not capable of being chosen.”

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