Ibolya Szucs v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2007] FCA 1492

In Ibolya Szucs v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2007] FCA 1492 the applicant resisted a sequestration order that issued regarding an unpaid tax debt. The notice of appeal sought orders that the sequestration order be set aside, that the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, the Australian Taxation Office and an officer employed in the Australian Taxation Office … Continue reading Ibolya Szucs v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2007] FCA 1492

Bertola v Australian and New Zealand Banking Corporation [2014] FCA 609

In Bertola v Australian and New Zealand Banking Corporation [2014] FCA 609 the applicants were represented by a non-lawyer, Peter Paalvast, seeking an order to block liquidation of their farm. They had annotated a copy of a judgment for the sale of farm assets, "...and attached that to other documents exhibiting various stamps and seals and … Continue reading Bertola v Australian and New Zealand Banking Corporation [2014] FCA 609

Atkinson v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCA 1217

In Atkinson v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCA 1217 the applicants sought a declaration that $112,500.00 in outstanding income tax had been paid by a bill of exchange. Peter Paalvast filed written submissions on behalf of the first and second applicants. The court noted: This is the third time this year that this Court has been … Continue reading Atkinson v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCA 1217

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited v Grahame [2020] VSC 86

In Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited v Grahame [2020] VSC 86, the defendant sought to draw a legal distinction between herself (whom she refers to as the living person, ‘Heather Jean Grahame’ on the one hand, and the named defendant in the proceeding, whom she refers to as the corporate entity ‘HEATHER JEAN GRAHAME’ (in capital … Continue reading Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited v Grahame [2020] VSC 86

Woods v Australian Taxation Office & Ors [2016] QDC 198

The Australian Taxation Office submitted that Sonia Woods had tax liabilities owing of $77,521.21. In her correspondence with the Australian Taxation Office from August 2015, she raised various issues concerning her debt including the alleged operation of the Bills of Exchange Act 1909 (Cth). On 3 December 2015, she gave the Australian Taxation Office a … Continue reading Woods v Australian Taxation Office & Ors [2016] QDC 198

ACM Group Ltd v Jenner [2014] QMC 7

ACM Group Ltd v Jenner [2014] QMC 7 "The A4V notice and the “certified agreement” are unilateral “quasi-agreements” unsupported by valuable consideration. Neither is binding on the involuntary party. The documents do not create formal legal relations or contractual consequences with or for anyone. In fact despite its misuse of Latin maxims and bizarre make … Continue reading ACM Group Ltd v Jenner [2014] QMC 7

Making money out of thin air

OPCA litigants have employed a number of what may be called "money for nothing" schemes that purport to provide a mechanism by which the OPCA litigant can obtain unconventional benefits. These are the proverbial caves of hidden treasure. OPCA gurus who advance these concepts claim that, with the correct combination of documents, one can open … Continue reading Making money out of thin air

Santos Bonacci

Santos Bonacci, a self-styled “Astro-theologist” from Berwick Victoria, runs a Facebook page titled 'Universal Truth School' spruiking what he calls 'Syncretism' - "bringing together all the fields of knowledge and wisdom and showing the interrelatedness of all things". A very talented classical guitarist, he was once a fixture on the Melbourne busking scene, and with … Continue reading Santos Bonacci