Alternative Platforms and Alternative Recommendation Systems: A Case of the Australian Sovereign Citizen Movement on Telegram

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Recent ‘just travelling’ contentions in police traffic stops

News: "South Australia cop drags sovereign citizen from car": https://videopress.com/v/vko47mOB?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Other recent "travelling" incidents: https://videopress.com/v/YqmzKQCr?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true https://videopress.com/v/S7tYCktZ?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true

Sovereign Citizens, not Subjects

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Strawmen, Sheriffs and Travellers… Oh my!

Tinfoil Tales Podcast with SOS and Sandee; "Strawmen & Sheriffs & Travellers… Oh my!": "What's this craze going around the news about "Sovereign Citizens" you ask? Well! You've come to the right place because on today's episode SOS and Sandee will help explain what this pseudo legal belief is in Australia, WHO are using it … Continue reading Strawmen, Sheriffs and Travellers… Oh my!

David Heilpern on Pseudolaw

ABC Radio Brisbane with Steve Austin; What is a sovereign citizen? (18 January 2023): "You may have seen the term 'sovereign citizen' popping up more often in news articles. What does it mean? And, why it leading people to believe they are above the law? Former magistrate and Dean of Law at Southern Cross University David … Continue reading David Heilpern on Pseudolaw

COVID, conspiracies, and ‘confronting’ threats to MPs

ABC News Daily; "COVID, conspiracies, and 'confronting' threats to MPs": "Australian politicians are being threatened with violence in volumes never seen before, with the Australian Federal Police receiving more than 500 reports of threats to MP's safety - a number that’s tripled in three years. It's been partly driven by the 'Sovereign Citizen' movement, with … Continue reading COVID, conspiracies, and ‘confronting’ threats to MPs

The Strawman Duality

I have nearly completed the text of a 65-page document focusing solely on the pseudolaw concept of the strawman, the belief that a "legal person" is somehow distinct from a physical human being, created by the government through birth registration and then linked to the physical person as a kind of parasitic twin or doppelganger, … Continue reading The Strawman Duality

Evaluations of Urban Sovereign Citizens Competency to Stand Trial

Paradis, Owen, McCullough; "Evaluations of Urban Sovereign Citizens’ Competency to Stand Trial": "There are few studies of sovereign citizens undergoing competency-to-stand-trial evaluations and little has been written about African-American or urban sovereign citizens. In this study, we examined competency-to-stand-trial reports … Continue reading Evaluations of Urban Sovereign Citizens Competency to Stand Trial
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Australian Pseudolaw Argumentation

On 8 January 2023 I released a free 10-page draft version of a new text, titled Australian Pseudolaw Argumentation, which is a brief overview, as opposed to explaining the nuances of the 100 most commonly used individual pseudolaw motifs. I have characterised and grouped these into a larger indicia or species of pseudo legal thought, … Continue reading Australian Pseudolaw Argumentation

Dr. Donald J. Netolitzki KC

Introduction Donald J. Netolitzky (Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Alberta, 1995; LL.B., University of Alberta, 2005; LL.M., University of Alberta, 2020; K.C., Alberta, 2022) is the Complex Litigant Management Counsel for the Alberta Court of King’s Bench. Donald J. Netolitzky would … Continue reading Dr. Donald J. Netolitzki KC
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New Hosts for an Old Disease: History of the Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Phenomenon in Canada – Part III

Donald J. Netolitzky Q.C; "New Hosts for an Old Disease: History of the Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Phenomenon in Canada - Part III"; "US-sourced false law concepts, "pseudolaw," were the schematic backbone for a number of Canadian anti-authority and criminal … Continue reading New Hosts for an Old Disease: History of the Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Phenomenon in Canada – Part III
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Reminiscing the last decade

Within a year of stumbling across pseudolaw concepts online, I was already aware of some serious inconsistencies in the arguments. There was very little published on this phenomenon when I started this project, and nothing at all online to offer a contrary perspective in relation to the Australian variants and motifs. The beginning of my … Continue reading Reminiscing the last decade

George (a Pseudonym) v Director of Child Protection Litigation [2022] QChC 12

George (a Pseudonym) v Director of Child Protection Litigation [2022] QChC 12: Reference to Glen Cash QC in R v Sweet [2021] QDC 216 and A Kind of Magic: The Origins and Culture of ‘Pseudolaw’ in relation to the common … Continue reading George (a Pseudonym) v Director of Child Protection Litigation [2022] QChC 12
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Public Notice regarding nomenclature in recent media articles

This article can act as an ongoing Public Notice to journalists. I would like to make a public statement correcting certain nomenclature regarding myself and the PSEUDOLAW PHENOMENON in an increasing number of media pieces. I have always stood firm on my refusal to misuse a certain label, which I explained to journalists off-print, but … Continue reading Public Notice regarding nomenclature in recent media articles

Roberts v Goodwin Street Developments Pty Ltd [2022] NSWCA 103

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Police shooting sparks sov-cit expert to warn of rising ‘cult’ danger

The Australian: "Police shooting sparks sov-cit expert to warn of rising ‘cult’ danger": Sov-cit expert Rob Sudy, who once chatted online with one of the trio involved in the Queensland police shooting, says Australia has experienced an explosive growth in anti-government communities. "Back in 2017, Rob Sudy had an online conversation with Gareth Train, one … Continue reading Police shooting sparks sov-cit expert to warn of rising ‘cult’ danger

Dawkins & Penton [2021] FedCFamC1A 74

Mr Dawkins and Ms Penton were involved in a Family Court matter where a judge of the Federal Circuit Court ordered that their child live with the mother who is to have sole parental responsibility for her. As a consequence … Continue reading Dawkins & Penton [2021] FedCFamC1A 74
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Stepney Election Petition; Isaacson v Durant [1886] 17 QBD 54

Re the Stepney Election Petition; Isaacson v Durant [1886] 17 QBD 54 was a landmark decision of the Kings Bench Division of His Majesty's High Court of Justice in England, which established the rule throughout the British Empire that a natural born subject becomes … Continue reading Stepney Election Petition; Isaacson v Durant [1886] 17 QBD 54
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Re Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd [2022] VSC 438

The defendants were former employees of Coles Supermarkets, but Coles terminated their employment because they declined to be vaccinated in accordance with a COVID-19 vaccination policy for Coles employees. Through registered correspondence, the defendants attempted a typical OPCA foisted contract … Continue reading Re Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd [2022] VSC 438
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Dent v Commissioner of Police [2022] QDC 235

In Dent v Commissioner of Police [2022] QDC 235 an OPCA adherent successfully appealed his sentence of 24 days imprisonment for failing to appear, that was imposed by a magistrate who grew impatient with the defendant due to his in-court … Continue reading Dent v Commissioner of Police [2022] QDC 235
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Conspiracy!: Or, When Bad Things Happen To Good Litigants in Person

Dr. Kate Leader, "Conspiracy!: Or when bad things happen to good Litigants in Person": "This paper considers the relationship between Litigants in Person (LiPs) and conspiracy theories and seeks to answer two questions: how, and why, do some LiPs come … Continue reading Conspiracy!: Or, When Bad Things Happen To Good Litigants in Person
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A kind of magic: the origins and culture of ‘Pseudolaw’

His Hon Judge Glen Cash QC, "A kind of magic: the origins and culture of 'Pseudolaw", speech given at the Queensland Magistrates State Conference, Brisbane (QDC)" [2022] QldJSchol 16: Download See also the brilliant judgement from Cash QC DCJ on the strawman … Continue reading A kind of magic: the origins and culture of ‘Pseudolaw’
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The Dead Sleep Quiet: History of the Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Phenomenon in Canada – Part II

Donald J. Netolitzky; "The Dead Sleep Quiet: History of the Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Phenomenon in Canada - Part II": "A US-sourced set of false law concepts, "pseudolaw," entered into Canada circa 2000. A localized version of pseudolaw was adopted … Continue reading The Dead Sleep Quiet: History of the Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Phenomenon in Canada – Part II
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Latai Smith v Sydney Night Patrol & Inquiry Co Pty Ltd trading as Certis Security Australia [2022] FWC 1462

"Latai Smith, a living woman..." was employed as a security officer by Sydney Night Patrol & Inquiry Co Pty Ltd trading as Certis Security Australia. She brought a proceeding against Certis’s General Manager – Head of Human Resources, Mr La … Continue reading Latai Smith v Sydney Night Patrol & Inquiry Co Pty Ltd trading as Certis Security Australia [2022] FWC 1462
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From Paranoia Querulans to Vexatious Litigants. A short study on madness between psychiatry and the Law

Benjamin Lévy; "From Paranoia Querulans to Vexatious Litigants. A short study on madness between psychiatry and the Law": "This paper presents a comparative history of paranoia querulans, also known as litigants' delusion, in German‐speaking countries and France from the nineteenth … Continue reading From Paranoia Querulans to Vexatious Litigants. A short study on madness between psychiatry and the Law
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Andrew Glen Sorensen v Queensland Police Service Respondent [2022] QDC 121

The appellant was convicted of one charge of using a mobile phone, and one charge of driving without a licence, which he appealed in Andrew Glen Sorensen v Queensland Police Service Respondent [2022] QDC 121, alleging that he was unlawfully … Continue reading Andrew Glen Sorensen v Queensland Police Service Respondent [2022] QDC 121
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Yap v Matic [2022] WASC 181

Following a property sale by a real estate, the seller considered it to be unsatisfactory, and that the home was sold for less than its true value. he began a campaign of abusive threats and defamatory allegations towards the real … Continue reading Yap v Matic [2022] WASC 181
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RHG Mortgage Corporation Ltd v Schafer [2014] WASC 297

RHG Mortgage Corporation Ltd sought summary judgement in respect of loans that Barbara and Uwe Schafer had defaulted. The defendants claimed the plaintiff had not discharged the burden of proving that it lent money to the defendants (as distinct from … Continue reading RHG Mortgage Corporation Ltd v Schafer [2014] WASC 297
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Backshall v The City of Greater Geraldton [2016] WASC 347 

The appellant was charged for failing to comply with a Building Order, contrary to section 115 of the Building Act 2011 (WA), and was convicted before Magistrate Potter at trial. In Backshall v The City of Greater Geraldton [2016] WASC 347 he … Continue reading Backshall v The City of Greater Geraldton [2016] WASC 347 
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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Prichard [2021] QSC 179

The plaintiffs sought summary judgement for recovery of loans secured by a mortgage over a property. In Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Prichard [2021] QSC 179, the defendant did not dispute that the moneys are owed and that he … Continue reading Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd v Prichard [2021] QSC 179
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McKenzie v New South Wales [2017] NSWSC 661

The Department of Primary Industries served a direction pursuant to section 329 of the Water Management Act 2000 (NSW), concerning two dams on the plaintiffs' property, alleging that the dams did not have a water management work approval in force, … Continue reading McKenzie v New South Wales [2017] NSWSC 661
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Kozisek v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited [2019] WASCA 71

The Bank sought summary judgment against Mr and Mrs Kozisek for a default on their loan agreements. The defendants filed a list of documents with the court, seeking an order compelling the Bank to provide full discovery of all requested … Continue reading Kozisek v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited [2019] WASCA 71
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WeRe Bank

WeRe Bank is a movement which has come to the attention of the UK Financial Conduct Authority and other governing bodies. Created by previous strawman persona Alan Peter Smith, now known as "Peter of England," following his public declaration and … Continue reading WeRe Bank
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Humdrum Becomes a Headache: Lawyers Notarizing Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Documents

Donald J Netolitzky; "Humdrum Becomes a Headache: Lawyers Notarizing Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Documents"  "Most lawyers are unlikely to encounter Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument (OPCA) litigants in their usual practice but with one exception. OPCA litigants regularly seek out lawyers … Continue reading Humdrum Becomes a Headache: Lawyers Notarizing Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Argument Documents
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Fallon v NSW Government Office of State Revenue State Debt Recovery Office [2013] FCA 270

The applicant sought a “permanent, prohibitory injunction” ordering the Roads and Maritime Service of New South Wales to lift a suspension on and reinstate his driver’s licence and vehicle registration, and otherwise “reconduct business” with him, after the RMS had … Continue reading Fallon v NSW Government Office of State Revenue State Debt Recovery Office [2013] FCA 270
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Richard Gunter

The litigation history of Richard Gunter seems to originate in a separation which later went before the Family Court, and which initially involved a restraining order made in 1990 by Magistrate Pullar in the Ipswich Magistrates Court, prohibiting him from … Continue reading Richard Gunter
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Permanent Custodians Limited v Sanders [2017] VSC 516

The applicants sought summary judgement regarding a default of a loan agreement and mortgage in Permanent Custodians Limited v Sanders [2017] VSC 516. Due to unserved further material being filed by the defendant just prior, a further hearing was conducted … Continue reading Permanent Custodians Limited v Sanders [2017] VSC 516
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