McFarlane v McFarlane [2021] VSC 197

In McFarlane v McFarlane [2021] VSC 197, the applicants mother had signed a transfer of land, gifting her home to her son, the applicant. She moved from the house to an aged care home shortly after, and the Victorian Civil … Continue reading McFarlane v McFarlane [2021] VSC 197
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Hoxton Park Residents’ Action Group Inc. v Liverpool City Council [2010] NSWSC 1312

Hoxton Park Residents' Action Group Inc. v Liverpool City Council [2010] NSWSC 1312 concerned a development approval given by the Liverpool City Council (the first defendant), to the Malek Fahd Islamic School Ltd, (the second defendant). The third defendant was … Continue reading Hoxton Park Residents’ Action Group Inc. v Liverpool City Council [2010] NSWSC 1312
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Hockey and Anor and Owners Of Mount Bakewell Resort Strata Plan 18228 [2013] WASAT 64

In Hockey and Anor and Owners Of Mount Bakewell Resort Strata Plan 18228 [2013] WASAT 64 the applicants applied for an order appointing an administrator to a strata scheme which contains 13 lots. The owners of Lot 1, (which was used … Continue reading Hockey and Anor and Owners Of Mount Bakewell Resort Strata Plan 18228 [2013] WASAT 64
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Lizack and City Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder [2015] WASAT 20

In Lizack and City Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder [2015] WASAT 20 the applicant contended that the City had no lawful jurisdiction to make decisions affecting his use of the land in his certificate of title, arguments that were purported to be drawn … Continue reading Lizack and City Of Kalgoorlie-Boulder [2015] WASAT 20
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Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia v Queensland Rail [2015] HCA 11

Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia v Queensland Rail [2015] HCA 11 This case is often mistakenly cited by OPCA adherents as evidence that all governments and their departments are corporations, and therefore … Continue reading Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia v Queensland Rail [2015] HCA 11
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National Australia Bank Ltd v Joyce [2012] WASC 224

The respondents would not accept service of the banks documents for foreclosure, made allegations of trespass citing Plenty v Dillon (1991) HCA 5 1 and chased the applicants from the property. In National Australia Bank Ltd v Joyce [2012] WASC … Continue reading National Australia Bank Ltd v Joyce [2012] WASC 224
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Brian Charles Fyffe

In Fyffe v State of Victoria [1999] VSCA 196 the applicant, who was renting a property through the Ministry for Conservation, Forests and Lands, claimed to have seceded the property from the State of Victoria, and by virtue of his … Continue reading Brian Charles Fyffe
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Leone & Cino [2016] FamCAFC 224

Leone & Cino [2016] FamCAFC 224 (from 17) "The husband filed a notice of discontinuance on 13 October 2015 in which he sought to discontinue the whole of his initiating application filed on 23 April 2013. At [3] of her … Continue reading Leone & Cino [2016] FamCAFC 224
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City of Armadale v Chapman [2012] WASC 423

The appellants used their property to store commercial vehicles and shipping containers which was contrary to the city’s zoning restrictions, and were ordered to remove them. They appealed the decision in City of Armadale v Chapman [2012] WASC 423: "The … Continue reading City of Armadale v Chapman [2012] WASC 423
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Ashwell v Commissioner for Consumer Protection [2015] WASC 337

The appellant was convicted of two counts of breaching the prescribed requirements for warranties against defects and one count of making a false or misleading representation concerning the exclusion of a right or remedy, in his business. The appeal in … Continue reading Ashwell v Commissioner for Consumer Protection [2015] WASC 337
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Baker v New South Wales Police [2013] NSWSC 57

The appellant was convicted of refusing to provide a breath sample, speeding, and not producing a driver’s licence. He appealed in Baker v New South Wales Police [2013] NSWSC 57 on the grounds he was denied his “inalienable right to trial … Continue reading Baker v New South Wales Police [2013] NSWSC 57
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Harley Robert Williamson

In Williamson v Hodgson [2010] WASC 95 1 the appellant was charged for speeding and found guilty. He had numerous grounds of appeal, starting with the premise that section 45 of the Criminal Code (WA) affords him some defence to the speeding … Continue reading Harley Robert Williamson
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Cribb v Bell [2012] WASC 346

The plaintiff (the liquidator of Costanoza Pty Ltd) issued a summons for the examination of Mr Carl William Bell, but the respondent challenged the authority of the registrar and refused to take an oath or affirmation, or to answer questions … Continue reading Cribb v Bell [2012] WASC 346
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O’Connell v The State of Western Australia [2012] WASCA 96

John Walsh of Brannagh represented the appellant in O’Connell v The State of Western Australia [2012] WASCA 96. The submissions included contentions regarding the passage of the Acts Amendment and Repeal (Courts and Legal Practice) Act 2003 (WA) which were purported to … Continue reading O’Connell v The State of Western Australia [2012] WASCA 96
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Christie v Commissioner of Police [2014] QDC 70

The applicant was convicted of a driving offence ex parte as he did not appear, because he had sent correspondence which was not responded to, and therefore he believed a private agreement had been achieved. He contended in this correspondence … Continue reading Christie v Commissioner of Police [2014] QDC 70
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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 … Continue reading Anderson v Kerslake [2013] QDC 262
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R v Anning [2013] QCA 263

R v Anning [2013] QCA 263 was an appeal from a conviction on a single count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle. In the appellants submissions was a document entitled Notice of Rebuttal of Claim to Title to Land … Continue reading R v Anning [2013] QCA 263
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Lacey v Earle [2014] ACTSC 397

In Lacey v Earle [2014] ACTSC 397, the appellant was convicted of driving offences, including using an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, exceeding the speed limit, and failing to provide her name. She challenged the jurisdiction of the courts to deal with … Continue reading Lacey v Earle [2014] ACTSC 397
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Palmer v City of Gosnells [2013] WASC 446

The appellants were each convicted of six offences under the Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA), for development activities carried on in relation to their jointly owned property.  The Palmers' counsel was John Walsh of Brannagh who made written submissions on … Continue reading Palmer v City of Gosnells [2013] WASC 446
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Hedley v Spivey, [2011] WASC 325

The appellant was charged with obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty. He was convicted and sought leave to appeal in Hedley v Spivey, [2011] WASC 325, on the grounds that the magistrate wasn't in a Chapter … Continue reading Hedley v Spivey, [2011] WASC 325
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The Corica’s

With a litigation history that rivals that of vexatious litigant Wayne Glew, the Corica's have been involved in at least 17 failed cases in which various flawed contentions were submitted. Although many of the following matters ran concurrently and on … Continue reading The Corica’s
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Hou v Westpac Banking Corporation [2015] VSCA 57

Summary judgments were made regarding a mortgage recovery, and as there was no appearance by the defendants, reasons were not pronounced in court and subsequently a request was made for reasons for appeal, which were given in Westpac Banking Corporation … Continue reading Hou v Westpac Banking Corporation [2015] VSCA 57
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Gyorgy v City of Greater Geraldton [2016] WASC 399

In Gyorgy v City of Greater Geraldton [2016] WASC 399 the appellant was convicted of offences under the Planning and Development Act 2005, and and appealed the decision, challenging the jurisdiction of the court, contending the council and the State … Continue reading Gyorgy v City of Greater Geraldton [2016] WASC 399
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Pecker Maroo Pty Ltd

This is an interesting one, and shows the level some go to in order to create a hoax to enable peoples confirmation bias, substantiating that all government departments are corporations and therefore people can refuse to contract their services. From … Continue reading Pecker Maroo Pty Ltd
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United Kingdom of Australia

The Kingdom of Australia is an OPCA cult headed by Steven Spiers, and founded on the flawed concepts he expressed in his papers  “Realm and Commonwealth” and “Realm and Man”. The basic storyline is that Australia achieved sovereignty following WWI, … Continue reading United Kingdom of Australia
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Moon v Secure Funding Pty Ltd [2013] QCA 86

Moon v Secure Funding Pty Ltd [2013] QCA 86 "As a result of, a lack of response, to my recent requests for 'Validation of Authority', sent to registry staff, as well as chief justice and state attorney general, I am … Continue reading Moon v Secure Funding Pty Ltd [2013] QCA 86
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Adam Thurrowgood

Infuriating moment truck driver refuses to tell police his name at Queensland border Truckie speeds through a border checkpoint and refuses to show his licence - instead insisting on asking a patient policeman to guess his gender. A belligerent truck … Continue reading Adam Thurrowgood
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Green and Green [2018] FCWA 42

Green and Green [2018] FCWA 42 A property dispute between two self represented litigants, the husband had in the past conducted his own proceedings before the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Court of Appeal and … Continue reading Green and Green [2018] FCWA 42
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Nick Peters

In the primary court prior to Peters v Pimm Pty Ltd [2019] QCA 306 the magistrate found that the applicant had not proved the facts to support his claim, and it was dismissed, and he then appealed to challenge the jurisdiction of the … Continue reading Nick Peters
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Szita v Capital Finance Australia Limited (2004) FCA 477

Szita v Capital Finance Australia Limited (2004) FCA 477 The appellant claimed that by sending to Capital a document call a “certified promissory note” specifying an amount of $116,375.95, Mr Szita has discharged any liability to Capital. The Court concluded … Continue reading Szita v Capital Finance Australia Limited (2004) FCA 477
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Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Bonaccorso (No 1 2 & 3) [2016] NSWSC 595/766/1018

The defendant challenges the Deputy Commissioner’s standing, and the existence of the legislative scheme under which the proceedings are pursued; the Court’s jurisdiction and indeed, its existence; the very existence of Australia as a nation; the existence of the Constitution … Continue reading Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Bonaccorso (No 1 2 & 3) [2016] NSWSC 595/766/1018
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Peter Scott Haughton

Peter Scott Haughton ran a series of cases in 2019-2020, here are a few of those that are published. (1) Haughton v Roder [2019] SASC 199  (2) Haughton v Chapman [2019] SASC 200  (3) Haughton v Australia And New Zealand … Continue reading Peter Scott Haughton
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Deputy Commissioner Of Taxation v Cutts (No.4) [2019] FCCA 2866

After a series of adjournments dating back 16 months to 2 February 2016, the applicant in Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Cutts [2017] FCCA 1760, the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, sought orders that the application of the respondent, Maurice James … Continue reading Deputy Commissioner Of Taxation v Cutts (No.4) [2019] FCCA 2866
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Ryan v The Council of the City of Sydney [2018] NSWSC 265

Ryan v The Council of the City of Sydney [2018] NSWSC 265 The appellant contended that the Council had failed to respond adequately to his enquiries about the rate notice which he called an invoice, and that both the LCA … Continue reading Ryan v The Council of the City of Sydney [2018] NSWSC 265
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K Sheridan v Colin Biggers & Paisley [2019] NSWSC 528/621

After returns on investments in a Ponzi scheme, in K Sheridan v Colin Biggers & Paisley [2019] NSWSC 528 the Plaintiff filed a Statement of Claim in the Common Law Division, bringing a claim for $75 million against Colin Biggers & … Continue reading K Sheridan v Colin Biggers & Paisley [2019] NSWSC 528/621
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Rossiter v Adelaide City Council [2020] SASC 61

ABC NEWS: Driver who declared independence from society loses legal battle over unpaid parking fine Rossiter v Adelaide City Council [2020] SASC 61 "Various terms have been used to describe “pseudolegal arguments”.such as those advocated by the appellant in this … Continue reading Rossiter v Adelaide City Council [2020] SASC 61
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Cardinia Shire Council v Kraan [2017] VMC024

Cardinia Shire Council v Kraan [2017] VMC024 The defendant makes 49 various submissions challenging the validity of the proceeding brought against him by the Cardinia Shire Council, and the jurisdiction of the Court to hear the charges. He raised these … Continue reading Cardinia Shire Council v Kraan [2017] VMC024
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Mike Holt (CIR NOW)

Mike Holt runs the CIR NOW website, (citizens initiated referendum now) and several other blogs and accounts, such as The Bloody Aussie Battler YouTube channel. The CIR NOW website is full of OPCA related content and pseudo legal myths, constitutional … Continue reading Mike Holt (CIR NOW)
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Roberts v Harkness [2018] VSCA 215

In Roberts v Harkness [2018] VSCA 215 the respondent challenged the jurisdiction of the court, over "a matter of a soul in a body living its fundamental and common law right to travel by the Blessing of Almighty God". The magistrate … Continue reading Roberts v Harkness [2018] VSCA 215
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Lade and Company Pty Ltd v Finlay & Anor; Lade v Franks & Anor [2010] QSC 382

Lade and Company Pty Ltd v Finlay & Anor; Lade v Franks & Anor [2010] QSC 382 The appellant sought "...the amount of $5,269.63 plus 11% compound interest with daily rests for rates paid ... on his private registered property, … Continue reading Lade and Company Pty Ltd v Finlay & Anor; Lade v Franks & Anor [2010] QSC 382
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