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Colourful quotes from One Nation senator

AAP logoAAP 22/11/2016

THE UTTERANCES OF ROD CULLETON

One Nation Senator Rodney Culleton has held a press conference at Parliament House, calling for a banking royal commission. Here's a few of his quotable quotes:

"This will give me the great opportunity to tell the media who the real Rodney Culleton is." - Stepping up to the microphones.

"We have successfully de-fanged the insolvency industry around Australia." - Touting his team's apparent victories in pulling the financial sector into line.

"That's one of my trucks - actually that was my lead truck - actually that's the one I got in trouble with the key to be honest." - Providing commentary to a short video of trucks, tractors and horse racing vision.

"They're just treating us like morons, and I'm not a wig, so here we are." - Describing the actions of Australian banks.

"This has been financial terrorism on our farmers, rural communities."

"You know what? It's bloody un-Australian, and we don't want these bankers anymore."

"This (bundle of documents) will show that the ANZ bank came in and misled the farmers. In actual fact (they) said, 'Come take a shower', and gassed them." - Discussing documents he intends to provide to the prime minister and opposition leader.

"Some moron comes down my tracks and says he wants $6 million. I said 'Oh, that's okay, I'll just duck out to me farm ute, I've got it in the ashtray'." - Recalling his own run-in with a bank staffer.

"Whether people are trying to take me away from the poker table, I will live with that and I will keep moving." - Alluding to his ongoing High Court battle about the validity of his election.

"What the hell has that got to do with what we're talking about now? You know what, that's bullying." - When asked by a journalist whether he will support the government's industrial relations laws tackling union misconduct.

"I don't horse trade, I don't do that. Why would I? I've never horse-traded in my life. I find myself very honourable. - Responding to questions about whether he would back the IR laws in exchange for support of his royal commission.

"I don't want to. I work on strategy, haven't you noticed? I'll take it to the wire."

"It's like spitting on a hot barbecue plate. You see it there and it goes off and zings to the side." -- Reflects on bankrolling legal battles.

"It's like an old cow. When you get a cow down on the ground, or an animal, you put a bit of water in its guts, grab it by the tail, stand it and get it on its legs and it'll go." - Describing the apparent treatment of cash-strapped farmers.

"They just get in there and kick the hell out of it and bash it over the head. It's just so un-Australian."

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