Opinion: High Court confirms Rod Culleton is not a senator – so what happens next? February 4, 2017 Lorraine Finlay explains what happens next in the Rod Culleton saga The High Court on Friday put a decisive end to the debate over the eligibility of Rod Culleton to serve as a senator for Western Australia, so what happens now? In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University’s Lorraine Finlay looks at the laws behind the High Court’s decision and what will happen next. “The court’s key finding was that the annulment on August 8, 2016, was only capable of operating prospectively – meaning the conviction was not avoided in its entirety by the annulment,” said the Lecturer from Murdoch’s School of Law. “The most immediate effect of this ruling is that it is now beyond doubt that Culleton is no longer a senator – and, indeed, was never eligible to be elected as a senator in the first place.” To read the full article, click here. Print This Post Media contact: Luke McManus Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: L.McManus@murdoch.edu.au Categories: General, Teaching and Learning, Future Students, Hot topics, school of law Tags: australia, constitution, high court, higher education, law, learning and teaching, lorraine finlay, murdoch university, rod culleton, school of law, senate, the conversation australia Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!