Anderson v Kerslake [2013] QDC 262

The appellant was convicted for failure to vote at an election without a valid and sufficient excuse. In Anderson v Kerslake [2013] QDC 262 Nerissa Anderson appealed the decision as “Nerissa of the Ngadjon-Jii Tribe” arguing she did not make a plea, that her birth certificate documentation was altered, that she is not an Australian citizen but instead was a “sovereign Nudgen tribal woman”, a “spiritual being”, and as a result the court has no jurisdiction, she is not required to vote and she cannot be the subject of any penalty for failing to do so.

In the appellants submissions was a document entitled Notice of Rebuttal of Claim to Title to Land and Claim of Right, identical to that submitted in R v Anning [2013] QCA 263 and similar to that in  Lacey v Earle [2014] ACTSC 397, and closely resembles the indicia that Mark McMurtrie espouses, which appears to be foisted unilateral agreements intended to terminate a “contractual relationship” between the applicant and the government. The court observed this document appears to have been cobbled together from many sources, and that someone else prepared this item. The applicants in both Anning and Anderson claimed they are only subject to “…a Ngadjon/ Yidindji Tribal Council of Elders Court or Common Law court de-jure with a jury of 12 peers.” that the government of Queensland is a corporation registered in Washington DC, among other identical motifs, and both courts observed the copy/pasted content, even a name from a previous defendant “Andrew Turpin” was pointed out in Anning, indicating that it is a template of sorts. Media sources have claimed Anderson was advised by Mark McMurtrie.

The applicants arguments were rejected, referring to the relevant High Court decisions on the matters contended, and the appeal against the conviction and sentence was dismissed.

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