“In this episode we take a close look at the growing Sovereign Citizens Movement in Australia, particularly on the NSW North Coast. With greater Sydney going through yet another lockdown, COVID restrictions also remain in place in regional areas like the Byron Shire. The main one being to wear a mask when entering any non-residential premise. But it seems that’s too much to ask some people. There are many reports on social media of people outright refusing, creating a scene, abusing workers and damaging property.
Where are these extreme anti-government ideas leading to such actions coming from? It appears that unbeknownst to many progressively minded local adherents of these ideas, the core beliefs they’re subscribing to have white supremacist roots stemming from America’s deep south.
We explore the growing phenomenon, and whether their arguments stack up, with prominent former magistrate and lawyer David Heilpern.”