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Rod Culleton happy to meet with leader Pauline Hanson

AAP logoAAP 23/11/2016

One Nation party Senator Rod Culleton. © AAP Image/Lukas Coch One Nation party Senator Rod Culleton. Rod Culleton is happy to meet with his One Nation leader Pauline Hanson after she summoned him to her office over a letter he wrote to a Queensland magistrate.

The embattled senator was referred to Queensland police on Tuesday by state attorney-general Yvette D'Ath over a letter he penned to a Cairns magistrate.

"Rod, excuse me, I'm party leader. I expect you to come to my office, right, and it's about being a team player, and that's all I expect," Senator Hanson told the ABC.

In the letter Senator Culleton refers to a complaint from a person he claims is facing jail over a bankruptcy matter, saying he was "watching with interest" the conduct of all judicial officers before asking the case to be adjourned.

Ms D'Ath said Queensland's chief magistrate Ray Rinaudo had expressed concern the letter's contents could amount to an attempt to pervert the course of justice as well as threatening a judicial officer.

Senator Culleton later issued a statement rejecting suggestions he tried to pervert the course of justice or made threats.

The letter was written in good faith and in the interest of justice, he said.

"I wish to clarify and emphasise that I mean no disrespect to you, the court or judicial procedure," Senator Culleton wrote to the magistrate.

© Mick Tsikas/AAP Image Senator Hanson wants Senator Culleton to explain himself.

"I have the respect from my other senators, and I expect the same from Rod Culleton, under the banner of One Nation, Pauline Hanson's One Nation," she said.

"Hopefully, Rod will come to my office (on Wednesday) morning and we'll have a discussion."

Senator Culleton said he was "absolutely" happy to meet Senator Hanson and "the other boys" as well.

"Nothing wrong with that, is there?" he said as he arrived at Parliament House.

Asked whether he was happy to remain in One Nation, Senator Culleton said it wasn't a question of whether he was happy or not.

"When Pauline chose me as a candidate and I was committed to running as a senator I did it under the One Nation banner and I have principles," he said.

"Now whether the going gets tough ... I have to serve my team for my constituents because that's how they voted me to parliament."

Both One Nation senators attended a White Ribbon Day breakfast in Parliament House, but did not speak to each other.

Senator Hanson refused to answer media questions about why she hadn't taken the opportunity to speak with the West Australian.

Senator Culleton told reporters he expected to meet with his boss after eating breakfast.

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