Culleton ‘Unfocused, Bombastic’ in Bankruptcy Trial

Submissions by Rod Culleton in his bankruptcy case, which led to him being ousted as a senator, have been described by a Federal Court judge as “unfocused and bombastic”. The former One Nation-turned independent MP was deemed an undischarged bankrupt last month but denies he can’t pay his debts and is appealing. The insolvency declaration came after the WA District Court ordered Mr Culleton in 2013 to pay former Wesfarmers director Dick Lester $205,536 – which has since increased to about $280,000 – over unpaid rent relating to a soured 2009 property deal.