In Members Equity Bank Pty Ltd v Elefterescu  VSC 223 the second defendant contended that Associate Justice Lansdowne refused the challenge to her standing, which raised the need to issue notices under s 78B of the Judiciary Act 1902 (Cth) on the basis of the effect of ‘the removal of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – the Crown’ in two pieces of legislation being the Courts and Tribunal Further Amendment Act 2000 (Vic) and the Acts Amendment and Repeal of Courts Legal Practices Act 2004 (WA). Further, her Honour failed to address issues of bias; apprehension of bias; and indictable offences under s 34 of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth), treason, misprision of treason and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The second defendant further contended that 28 Grand Jury applications were lodged at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and exhibited 24 pages purporting to be a ‘Criminal Charge for Common Law Grand Jury’ with Brian Shaw as the purported informant and witnessed by 24 individuals. The purported crimes being the subject of the ‘Criminal Charge’ are treason and misprision of treason. The affidavit also exhibited materials alleging a Masonic conspiracy to undermine the Australian Constitution, in which ‘all Judges, Magistrates, Registrars, Lawyers, Barristers have implicated themselves’.