National Australia Bank Limited v Norman [2012] VSC 14

In National Australia Bank Limited v Norman [2012] VSC 14 the court noted: "The counterclaim was comprised of random, almost incomprehensible, statements, propositions, quotations, argument and references to other material that appeared to have been lifted from other documents and randomly pasted into the pleading.  Passages were quoted from Magna Carta and the Bible." The defendants argued that … Continue reading National Australia Bank Limited v Norman [2012] VSC 14

Shields v Cbfc Limited [1994] FCA 1311

In Shields v Cbfc Limited [1994] FCA 1311 the appellants alleged bias by the primary judge, denying that they were obliged to make payments on a rent contract because the alleged debt was “created by the respondent as a book entry credit at no cost whatsoever”. The appellants filed extracts from “a manual, “How to Screw … Continue reading Shields v Cbfc Limited [1994] FCA 1311

Grey v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [1993] FCA 54

In Grey v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [1993] FCA 54 the plaintiffs claimed that the loan was created by “book-entry credit” and is therefore false, misleading, and should not be enforced, and insisted if the bank was "entitled to create cost-free book-entry credit and that book-entry credit so created is valid in law … Continue reading Grey v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [1993] FCA 54

Fisher v Westpac Banking Corporation [1992] FCA 390

In Fisher v Westpac Banking Corporation [1992] FCA 390, the plaintiffs alleged a misleading and deceptive, criminal conspiracy by all the bank to strip them of their assets, purporting "book entries which did not represent the commitment of "legal tender", referring to the Credit River decisions, and other references in a publication titled “How to screw … Continue reading Fisher v Westpac Banking Corporation [1992] FCA 390

Arnold v State Bank of South Australia [1992] FCA 554

In Arnold v State Bank of South Australia [1992] FCA 554 the applicants sought to block a foreclosure on their farm, alleging that “... the mortgage involved the creation by the State Bank of a book-entry credit at no cost to itself.”, so the loan was unsupported by consideration. It was further contended that the Magna Carta … Continue reading Arnold v State Bank of South Australia [1992] FCA 554

Pavlomanolakos v National Australia Bank [1993] FCA 29

In Pavlomanolakos v National Australia Bank [1993] FCA 29, the applicant filed a document entitled "Notice of Constitutional Matters" claiming that "the creation of book-entry credits by Banks and other financial institutions" was unconstitutional, that a mortgage should not be enforced because its funds were "created by the (Bank) as a book-entry credit ‘out of thin … Continue reading Pavlomanolakos v National Australia Bank [1993] FCA 29

Teresa Van Lieshout

The appellant was convicted of carrying out a development on land without approval contrary to s 218 of the Planning and Development Act 2005 (WA), namely the placing of advertising signs on the front fence of a property owned by the appellant, which is effectively limited by a local planning policy. She was convicted and fined, and … Continue reading Teresa Van Lieshout

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] NSWLEC 51 3 the respondents were found in breach of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act … Continue reading Koula Rafailidis

Wilson v White [2007] WASCA 87

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 of the provisions about discrimination contained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, … Continue reading Wilson v White [2007] WASCA 87

Daniels v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2007] SASC 114

Daniels v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2007] SASC 114 These proceedings arose due to the respondent’s unfaltering stance that contributing monies to purposes associated with abortion indirectly through taxation, is contrary to his beliefs and faith as a Christian. The respondent contacted the ATO for the purpose of suggesting his taxation liability be reduced by … Continue reading Daniels v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2007] SASC 114

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 detention was unlawful, based on a Strawman argument. In Application of Adrian Ashley of the … Continue reading Application of Adrian Ashley of the House of Cooper [2017] NSWSC 533

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

Pieta Morgan

In 2013 Pieta Morgan was heavily influenced by various OPCA concepts, at the time the "One Peoples Public Trust" was a popular variety, which held that all governments were corporations that were "foreclosed" due to a UCC filing by Heather Anne Tucci Jarraf, which also promised direct access to vast amounts of cash held in … Continue reading Pieta Morgan

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 Stewart Stover and his "Justinian Deception". The argument cherry picks the word "persons" and applies … Continue reading God is no respecter of persons

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, by virtue of the sacrifice made by the ANZAC's, it had forged a realm, a … Continue reading United Kingdom of Australia

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 are abused and overridden by the many politically created entities within the Australian Government System.” … Continue reading Larry Hannigan

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 as a law under which the Federal Parliament enacts statutes, and whether certain statutes have … Continue reading Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Bonaccorso (No 1 2 & 3) [2016] NSWSC 595/766/1018

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 submissions by tendering a document prepared by Wayne Glew, in which he contends that the Magistrates … Continue reading Cardinia Shire Council v Kraan [2017] VMC024

Barrett-Lennard v Bembridge [2015] WASC 353

In BarrettLennard -v- Bembridge [2015] WASC 353 the appellant contended Biblical law is supreme and that the magistrate refused to hear Biblical references as vowed to be upheld by its supreme governor Queen Elizabeth II in her Coronation oath, and that due to Deuteronomy 4:2 Christians cannot be compelled to hold a drivers licence, give accurate details … Continue reading Barrett-Lennard v Bembridge [2015] WASC 353

The Laws of God are Superior

Extract from BarrettLennard -v- Bembridge [2015] WASC 353 "These grounds of appeal were developed in the appellant's written submissions of 16 September 2015. In oral submissions, the appellant stated that the only thing he wanted to add to his written submissions was that 'because I am a Christian, I need it clarified as to whether Bible … Continue reading The Laws of God are Superior

The Coronation Oath

Extract from BarrettLennard -v- Bembridge [2015] WASC 353 "These grounds of appeal were developed in the appellant's written submissions of 16 September 2015. In oral submissions, the appellant stated that the only thing he wanted to add to his written submissions was that 'because I am a Christian, I need it clarified as to whether Bible … Continue reading The Coronation Oath

Act of Settlement 1700

A Protestant Monarchy The Act of Settlement 1700 1 was passed to settle the succession to the English and Irish crowns to Protestants only... "...all and every person and persons who shall or may take or inherit the said crown."  The next Protestant in line to the throne was the Electress Sophia of Hanover, a granddaughter … Continue reading Act of Settlement 1700

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 excluded Mr Harkness from the courtroom on account of his persistent misbehaviour, summarily rejecting his … Continue reading Roberts v Harkness [2018] VSCA 215

Peter Gargan

Vexatious litigant Peter Alexander Gargan is still very active in the OPCA community, advising Rod Culleton in his matters before the courts, as well as recently travelling to the UK on his behalf attempting to bring a case before the Privy Council. In Official Trustee in Bankruptcy v Gargan (No 2) [2009] FCA 398  Mr Con … Continue reading Peter Gargan

Hewitt & Corbett & Anor [2016] FCCA 776

In Hewitt & Corbett & Anor [2016] FCCA 776 the husband claimed he comes under the higher jurisdiction of the “UCADIA BYLAWS”, with all registrations of property and records (birth certificate etc). He claims that a property settlement between the wife and the husband was conducted under the higher jurisdiction of Ecclesiastical Ruling by the Church. … Continue reading Hewitt & Corbett & Anor [2016] FCCA 776

Hubner v Erbacher [2004] QDC 345

In Hubner v Erbacher [2004] QDC 345 the appellant had homemade number plates attached to his vehicle as if it were a number plate issued pursuant to the regulation. He directed his arguments towards demonstrating that either the relevant regulation was not a valid law or that other legal rights, which he claimed to have, prevailed … Continue reading Hubner v Erbacher [2004] QDC 345

St. Edward’s Crown

There are some absurd speculations being circulated around the internet about St. Edward's Crown being a foreign realm to the Imperial Crown, a contention Steven Spiers tries to establish in his paper "Realm and Commonwealth" and due to this false conclusion he asserts that there exists no line of authority to the Crown in Australia, … Continue reading St. Edward’s Crown

“Humbly Relying on the Blessing of Almighty God”

The phrase "Humbly relying on the Blessing of Almighty God" in the Preamble to the Constitution 1 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 … Continue reading “Humbly Relying on the Blessing of Almighty God”

Section 116 – Religious Freedom

Section 116 states: "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." 1 The main two limbs of this … Continue reading Section 116 – Religious Freedom

Steven Spiers 

Steven Spiers is an OPCA litigant now residing in North Queensland, after living in both New South Wales and Victoria, but is originally from the Northern Territory. His current Facebook profile Steven Spiers 1 has been discontinued due to a  ban, however his YouTube account is still active, but all videos have been removed. 2 He has … Continue reading Steven Spiers 

Rodney Culleton

Even a few Australian members of parliament have fallen for OPCA theories... Anne Bressington, who was elected to the South Australian Legislative Council at the 2006 South Australian election as Nick Xenophon's running mate, was once reported to have followed One Peoples Public Trust, and was later involved with UN Swissindo, another OPCA scam. Malcolm … Continue reading Rodney Culleton

Van den Hoorn v Ellis [2010] QDC 451

In Van den Hoorn v Ellis [2010] QDC 451 the appellant contended he was the “owner of the created fictions known as JOHAN HENDRICK VAN DEN HOORN and JOHN HENRY VAN DEN HOORN, being created fictions fraudulently owned and controlled by legal fictions” which included “australia inc” and “queensland inc”, as well as “queensland transport inc” … Continue reading Van den Hoorn v Ellis [2010] QDC 451

Wayne Glew

Wayne Kenneth Glew 1 has an extensive OPCA and constitutional litigation history.  In fact, the decisions made in Wayne's cases are relied upon, whenever similar contentions are brought before courts today, and in many cases they have become precedent in the particular point of law. Here is a brief summary of cases past:  Glew & … Continue reading Wayne Glew

Early OPCA Influence in Australia

Upmart (Malcolm McClure)  Ucadia  (Frank O’Collins) Love For Life (Arthur & Fiona Cristian) Peter Andrew Nolan Throughout the 2000s, OPCA concepts became increasingly cross-contaminated. Foreign concepts and legislation, such as A4V and the Uniform Commercial Code became common features in OPCA legal proceedings in the Commonwealth, sometimes alone and sometimes in combination with domestic concepts. … Continue reading Early OPCA Influence in Australia

The Preamble to the Constitution

The Preamble to the Commonwealth Constitution is relied upon by many theorists to insist on various contentions regarding our constitutional relations with the UK, and also adherence to Christian principles. It's generally accepted that everything below Section 9 1 is the Constitution, and everything above it is a UK Act, which technically hasn't been binding … Continue reading The Preamble to the Constitution