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Senator referred to police over 'threatening' letter

ONE Nation Senator Rodney Culleton has been accused of perverting the course of justice and threatening a judicial officer after writing a letter to a Cairns Magistrate supporting a man who claims he was bankrupted over money he did not owe.

A letter obtained by ARM allegedly shows Senator Rod Culleton wrote to Cairns Courthouse and the Cairns DPP on November 15 saying he had received a complaint from a Herberton resident who was being threatened with imprisonment.

"I am sitting in the Senate on Monday the 21st November 2016 and have foreshadowed a motion under S 72 (ii) Constitution to recall a number of Judges for "proven misbehaviour"."

"We are watching with interest the conduct of all Judicial Officers Australia wide, after discovering the High Court has not been conducting its business in the name of the Queen.

"If so this could reflect upon all jurisdictions.

"As a safeguard against a possible injustice, could I respectfully ask that you adjourn the matter until the Constitutional position of all courts is clarified."

Via statement this afternoon Attorney-General Yvette DAth said a Queensland Magistrate may have been threatened by the letter.

"I have referred a matter to the Queensland Police Commissioner for his consideration," the statement read.

"The Chief Magistrate of Queensland informed me that Senator Rodney Culleton, One Nation Senator for Western Australia, had written a letter to the Magistrate at Cairns Magistrates Court.

"The Chief Magistrate expressed concern that the contents of the correspondence from Senator Culleton could amount to an attempt to pervert the course of justice, and threatening a judicial officer."

David Walter from Watsonville - the man who Senator Culleton was trying to help - said he had been talking to Peter Gargan who he said was employed by Culleton. 

In November Crikey reported Gargan was advising Culleton and that he was a vexatious litigant who claims the High Court and the Governor-General lack Constitutional Authority.

Senator Culleton's office has been contacted for comment. 

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