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 the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Inc., which owned the land in question, the fourth … Continue reading Hoxton Park Residents’ Action Group Inc. v Liverpool City Council [2010] NSWSC 1312

Halliday v The Commonwealth of Australia [2000] FCA 950

In Halliday v The Commonwealth of Australia [2000] FCA 950 the applicants sought declarations that thirty three Acts and three regulations “establishing the New Taxation System and the Goods and Services Tax” were invalid.  The applicants were represented by David Fitzgibbon, who argued that the Acts were not passed by a validly elected Senate as required by … Continue reading Halliday v The Commonwealth of Australia [2000] FCA 950

Maxwell Hugh Wilson

Maxwell and Dorothy Wilson 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 of the provisions about discrimination contained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political … Continue reading Maxwell Hugh Wilson

Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Casley [2017] WASC 161

After nearly a 50 year standoff with the micronation, in Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Casley [2017] WASC 161 1 Justice Le Miere of the Supreme Court of Western Australia ordered "Prince Leonard" Casley of the Principality of Hutt River, to pay more than A$2.7 million in unpaid taxes, and his son Arthur Casley to … Continue reading Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Casley [2017] WASC 161

“Humbly Relying on the Blessing of Almighty God”

The phrase "Humbly relying on the Blessing of Almighty God" in the Preamble to the Constitution is misinterpreted by many constitutional theorists as implying a hierarchy of the Bible over the Constitution. One of these is Steven Spiers, in his "Realm and Commonwealth" and "Realm and Man" papers. As already covered in previous articles, there is … Continue reading “Humbly Relying on the Blessing of Almighty God”

Section 116 – Religious Freedom

Section 116 provides: "The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth."  The main two limbs of this section … Continue reading Section 116 – Religious Freedom