Leonard Clampett

Leonard Clampett ran a number of proposed constitutional arguments, but the main contention seems to be the section 115 currency argument which appears in many of his cases. He was also among the plaintiffs in Halliday v The Commonwealth of Australia [2000] FCA 950 which contested the Goods and Services Tax, and the New Tax … Continue reading Leonard Clampett

James Bowes

James Bowes is an OPCA adherent in Queensland, a truck driver, who has a Facebook page 1 and a YouTube channel "barefootbowie" 2. He was quite involved years ago with following cannon law and other aspects initially raised by Frank O'Collins, 3 with the atypical strawman and common law motifs that identify the ideology, as … Continue reading James Bowes

Keeping the Queen in Queensland – How Effective is the Entrenchment of the Queen and Governor in the Queensland Constitution?

Anne Twomey; "Keeping the Queen in Queensland – How Effective is the Entrenchment of the Queen and Governor in the Queensland Constitution?" (2010) "In 1977 the Queensland Parliament purported to entrench in the Queensland Constitution the role of the Queen in Parliament, the appointment of the Governor, the requirement that the Governor conform to royal … Continue reading Keeping the Queen in Queensland – How Effective is the Entrenchment of the Queen and Governor in the Queensland Constitution?

Alan Skyring

Allan Skyring ran the section 115 currency argument persistently for many years. He raised the argument again in 2013, defending a speeding fine. After it was rejected by Magistrate Springer in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, Skyring also applied for a judicial review in Re Skyring [2013] QSC 197 1 on the grounds that there was … Continue reading Alan Skyring

Sharples v Arnison [2001] QCA 518; [2002] 2 Qd R 444

Sharples v Arnison [2001] QSC 56: Section 53 of the Constitution Act 1867 (Qld) provides that any Bill that expressly or impliedly provides for the alteration of the office of the Governor of Queensland or ‘in any way affects’ certain specified sections must be approved at a referendum before it becomes a law. The argument … Continue reading Sharples v Arnison [2001] QCA 518; [2002] 2 Qd R 444

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 Banking Group Ltd [2019] SASC 198 (4) Haughton v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group … Continue reading Peter Scott Haughton

Cameron v Peter D Beattie in his capacity as Premier & Ors [2001] QSC 115

Cameron v Peter D Beattie in his capacity as Premier & Ors [2001] QSC 115: The appellants contended that the Royal Style and Titles Act 1973 (Cth) changed an Act of the British Parliament of Westminster fraudulently in substituting the Queen of Australia for the Queen of the United Kingdom, based on the oath of … Continue reading Cameron v Peter D Beattie in his capacity as Premier & Ors [2001] QSC 115

Independent Sovereign State of Australia

Cameron v Beattie [2001] QCA 392 "For reasons that will become apparent I shall refer to the appellant by his full name Donald Gordon Cameron.  He brought an action in the Supreme Court for declaratory relief, including a declaration that the latest State election was invalid.  His statement of claim was summarily dismissed by Justice … Continue reading Independent Sovereign State of Australia

Bowyer v de Jersey [2017] QSC 340

Bowyer v de Jersey [2017] QSC 340 The appellant warned that a fraud will take place upon the people of Queensland when the Queensland Government makes the application to the Governor to have the writs for the election approved and signed. He contended that the Legislative Council was abolished unlawfully because the 1921 State Parliament … Continue reading Bowyer v de Jersey [2017] QSC 340

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, held by him in a Deed of Grant to an Estate in Fee-simple of alienated … Continue reading Lade and Company Pty Ltd v Finlay & Anor; Lade v Franks & Anor [2010] QSC 382

Kosteska v Magistrate Manthey & Anor [2013] QCA 105

Kosteska v Phillips; Kosteska v Commissioner of Police [2011] QCA 266 The applicant contended that the Court of Appeal was not a lawfully established court and raised a complaint that the only form of legal tender was gold or silver coin, in defence of a cannabis charge. Of note in this case is the references … Continue reading Kosteska v Magistrate Manthey & Anor [2013] QCA 105

The Abolition of the Upper House of Queensland Parliament

The Upper House of Queensland Parliament (the Legislative Council) was abolished in 1922, and the State continues today without an Upper House. Re-establishment remained a feature of the election platforms of the anti-Labor parties. In 1929, the Country Party prepared a draft Bill providing for the restoration of the Legislative Council without going to a … Continue reading The Abolition of the Upper House of Queensland Parliament

The Office of Governor of Queensland

There are several misconceived premises relating to the Office of Governor of Queensland that appear to be doing the rounds online. The first contention is succinctly explained in  Dooney v Henry [2000] HCA 44 (from 19): 1 "The next matter which the respondent raises is the so called "interregnum argument" based upon an asserted deficiency in … Continue reading The Office of Governor of Queensland