Penhallow v Doane’s Administrators and Cruden v Neale (US cases)

(1) Penhallow v. Doane's Administrators Penhallow v. Doane's Administrators, 3 U.S. 54, 3 Dall. 54, 1 L. Ed. 507 (1795) is often cited by OPCA adherents both in the United States and elsewhere in an attempt to substantiate the "strawman" … Continue reading Penhallow v Doane’s Administrators and Cruden v Neale (US cases)
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The Legal Personality of the Commonwealth of Australia

Sebastian Howard Hartford Davis; "The Legal Personality of the Commonwealth of Australia" "The article analyses legal materials concerning the legal personality of the Commonwealth of Australia under domestic law. It argues that the Commonwealth as legal person has an existence, … Continue reading The Legal Personality of the Commonwealth of Australia
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O’Hagan v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] QDC 288

In O’Hagan v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] QDC 288 the applicant was found guilty after a summary trial of four offences of failing when and as required pursuant to a taxation law to give a return to the Commissioner of … Continue reading O’Hagan v Commissioner of Taxation [2020] QDC 288
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Norman v Heers (Trustee) [2016] FCA 821

I don't think I'll comment on Norman v Heers (Trustee) [2016] FCA 821, it is either self explanatory or incomprehensible: "I am of sound mind, i.e. this affidavit and the facts herein are the product of knowledge and creative-expression by … Continue reading Norman v Heers (Trustee) [2016] FCA 821
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ACM Group Limited v McClymont [2014] FCCA 2581

In ACM Group Limited v McClymont [2014] FCCA 2581 the defendant argued that Westpac should account to him for the amount it received for the debt from the petitioning creditor because it was his signature on the credit contract that created … Continue reading ACM Group Limited v McClymont [2014] FCCA 2581
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Summerland Credit Union Ltd v Lamberton; Summerland Credit Union Ltd v Jonathan [2014] NSWSC 547

In Summerland Credit Union Ltd v Lamberton; Summerland Credit Union Ltd v Jonathan [2014] NSWSC 547 the defendants resisted foreclosure of their properties, signing their names with trademark symbols: "I, Jonathan©"TM" am no aware of any documents relating to case number … Continue reading Summerland Credit Union Ltd v Lamberton; Summerland Credit Union Ltd v Jonathan [2014] NSWSC 547
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Sue Maynes

Sue Maynes 1 is an OPCA adherent in New South Wales. The Maynes had initially challenged the constitutionality of land rates, which inevitably led to the loss of their property, their bankruptcy, and subsequently the end of Sue Maynes position … Continue reading Sue Maynes
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Koula Rafailidis

Koula Rafailidis 1 is an OPCA adherent from New South Wales, and a long time admin of the Get out of paying fines, rego, fees, tolls and rates 2 and several other Facebook groups. In Camden Council v Rafailidis [2012] … Continue reading Koula Rafailidis
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Firstmac Fiduciary Services Pty Limited v Gilmour [2013] NSWSC 255

Firstmac Fiduciary Services Pty Ltd was granted a writ of restitution in Firstmac Fiduciary Services Pty Limited v Gilmour [2013] NSWSC 255 to recover possession of property from the defendant, after he defaulted on a loan. He refused to give … Continue reading Firstmac Fiduciary Services Pty Limited v Gilmour [2013] NSWSC 255
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Elliott v Commissioner of Police [2014] QDC 161

The appellant was charged for refusing to give a breath sample, possession of cannabis, drive under influence, and obstruction of a police officer. At the mention he refused to enter a plea, saying to the magistrate: "Do you agree that … Continue reading Elliott v Commissioner of Police [2014] QDC 161
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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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Rambaldi & anor v Rice Bar Restaurant & anor [2018] VSC 218

Rambaldi & anor v Rice Bar Restaurant & anor [2018] VSC 218 (at 27): "On 4 January 2018 the defendant filed an affidavit sworn by him on 28 December 2017.  The affidavit is rambling, nonsensical and, aside from the occasional … Continue reading Rambaldi & anor v Rice Bar Restaurant & anor [2018] VSC 218
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The Trustee of the Property of Currey (A Bankrupt) v Currey [2017] FCCA 2692 

The Trustee of the Property of Currey (A Bankrupt) v Currey [2017] FCCA 2692  "FOR THE DATE-~27-~ OCTOBER-~2017 OF THIS WITNESS: Kevin-Grantley: Currey WITH THE LOCATION OF THE ~177-~CURREY-ROAD, -~ WONGAWALLAN, -~ ‘QUEENSLAND’, -~ 4210, IS WITH THESE CLAIMS BEFORE … Continue reading The Trustee of the Property of Currey (A Bankrupt) v Currey [2017] FCCA 2692 
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Raoul Agapis

The appellant was charged for break and enter and uttering death threats, for which he stood trial before Birmingham DCJ and a jury and was convicted. "The appellant was brought into the courtroom from the detention area. Attempts were made … Continue reading Raoul Agapis
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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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Tadeusz Krysiak

Tadeusz Krysiak was charged with exceeding the speed limit. At the mention and trial he sought to challenge the jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court but was unsuccessful, and sought leave to appeal the conviction in Krysiak v Hodgson, [2009] WASC … Continue reading Tadeusz Krysiak
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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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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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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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Application of Adrian Ashley of the House of Cooper [2017] NSWSC 533

The applicant was arrested after failing to appear in court. A friend of the applicant sought habeas corpus, claiming the cannabis charge not be valid as its use is guaranteed by the Bible. Another friend filed a statement claiming the … Continue reading Application of Adrian Ashley of the House of Cooper [2017] NSWSC 533
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Maxwell Hugh Wilson

The appellants received a sequestration order and failed to make out and file with the Official Receiver a statement of affairs, and were subsequently convicted. They contended that the manner in which the magistrate had proceeded was unlawful by virtue … Continue reading Maxwell Hugh Wilson
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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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God is no respecter of persons

There is a misinterpretation of certain Biblical passages that use the words "God is no respecter of persons" in James 2:9, that appears in many statements by Steven Spiers and his "United Kingdom of Australia", as well as by Romley … Continue reading God is no respecter of persons
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Vaughan v HSBC Bank Australia Limited [2009] FCA 1007

In Vaughan v HSBC Bank Australia Limited [2009] FCA 1007 the applicant invoked what he described as a ‘Private Administration Process’ through a series of documents, one which apparently recorded a then current indebtedness of the applicant to the Bank of … Continue reading Vaughan v HSBC Bank Australia Limited [2009] FCA 1007
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Glenn Bowley

Glenn Geoffrey Bowley is an OPCA litigant from New South Wales. He also goes by the nickname "Gypsy" which later became "Gypsy Hors de Combat". He also has a YouTube channel. Glen Bowley was once a big supporter of Rod … Continue reading Glenn Bowley
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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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Larry Hannigan

Larry Hannigan announces on his homepage: “We are all an involuntary part of a social revolution, where political parties feel entitled to take ownership of our individual rights to real and personal property, and where our civil and political rights … Continue reading Larry Hannigan
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Mick Arnup‎

Another Wayne Glew follower, being led down a garden path into inevitable failure in the courts... just like their guru... Mick Arnup‎ posted to Wayne Glew: "I totally understand that the 1867 Queensland constitution and the Australia Act are all … Continue reading Mick Arnup‎
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Costa v St. George Bank – A Division Of Westpac Banking Corporation [2013] WASCA 137

In Costa v St. George Bank - A Division Of Westpac Banking Corporation [2013] WASCA 137 the appellant contended he "neither consents nor agrees to any Statute law", and "will not consent to the jurisdiction of any other so-called court especially … Continue reading Costa v St. George Bank – A Division Of Westpac Banking Corporation [2013] WASCA 137
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Castle v United States (No 3) [2018] FCA 2022

Castle v United States (No 3) [2018] FCA 2022 "I’ve sat and listened to what’s said to be an explanation of some powers of a group said to be called the International Treasury Control organisation. I’ve received documents from someone, … Continue reading Castle v United States (No 3) [2018] FCA 2022
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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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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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Mike Palmer

Mike Palmer operates Know Your Rights Group and Aussie Speeding Fines, both websites promote many OPCA concepts and sells booklets of the same titles. Despite Mike Palmer failing in his own cases submitting the very contentions he promotes, he continues to … Continue reading Mike Palmer
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NSW Land and Housing Corporation v George Katanasho & Anor [2014] NSWCATCD 198

NSW Land and Housing Corporation v George Katanasho & Anor [2014] NSWCATCD 198 "The notice of hearing was addressed to the tenant with his full name in capital letters. The notice of hearing was returned to the Tribunal with a … Continue reading NSW Land and Housing Corporation v George Katanasho & Anor [2014] NSWCATCD 198
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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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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 … Continue reading Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited v Grahame [2020] VSC 86
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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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Warren Ronald Wichman v Pepper Finance Corporation Limited [2019] NSWCA 195

The issues raised before the Registrar and in Pepper Finance Corporation Limited v Wichman [2019] NSWSC 1009 relate, amongst other things, to what Mr Warren Ronald Wichman refers to as "common law rights" and the requirement to be sworn to … Continue reading Warren Ronald Wichman v Pepper Finance Corporation Limited [2019] NSWCA 195
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