Re Culleton [2018] HCA 33

PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS (CTH); WORDS AND PHRASES
Judgment type: 
High Court of Australia
Judge(s): 
Kiefel CJ
Parties: 

In the matter of questions referred to the Court of Disputed Returns pursuant to section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) concerning Senator Culleton, Rodney Norman

Judgment Date: 
10 August 2018
Catchwords: 

PARLIAMENTARY  ELECTIONS  (CTH) – Senate – Court of Disputed Returns – Application to reopen perfected orders of Court declaring applicant was incapable of being chosen as a Senator – Where applicant alleges Senate was inquorate when Senate resolved to refer applicant to Court of Disputed Returns – Where arguments were available on original reference – Whether preconditions for reopening have been met.

Words and phrases – "reopen".

Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987 (Cth), s 16(3).

Citation: 
[2018] HCA 33