Case C15/2016


Questions referred pursuant to section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth)
Re Rodney Norman Culleton

Case No.


Case Information


Questions referred by the Senate - Court of Disputed Returns - Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) - s376, s377 - Qualification of Senator - Constitution - s44(ii) - Conviction - Offence punishable by imprisonment for 1 year or longer - Whether Senator capable of being chosen or of sitting as a Senator.

Short Particulars


07/11/2016 Questions referred by the Senate

21/11/2016 Determination (Single Justice, Canberra v/link Perth)

21/11/2016 Directions Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra v/link Perth)

22/11/2016 Order (French CJ, 21/11/2016)

22/11/2016 Notice of Constitutional Matter (Attorney-General of the Commonwealth)

25/11/2016 Written submissions (Attorney-General of the Commonwealth)

02/12/2016 Written submissions (Senator Culleton)

07/12/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

12/01/2017 Summons (Senator Culleton)

31/01/2017 Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra)

31/01/2017 Judgment (Gageler J)

03/02/2017 Judgment (Judgment Summary)

02/03/2017 Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra v/link Sydney)

10/03/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Brisbane v/link Sydney)

06/08/2018 Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra)

10/08/2018 Judgment