SUNSHINE COAST COMMON LAW ASSEMBLY
Minutes of meeting Sunday 20th June 2021, held at the Community Hall, 87 Willis Road, Bli Bli
Meeting declared open at 2pm by new Convener Krisstie Byrnne.
A document was given to every member present stating that if anyone has the Covid jab, it is requested that you DO NOT attend any assembly for six weeks following. If any assembly member has the second jab, please do not return to any further assemblies. Mike asked the assembly if that procedure was acceptable and it was a unanimous show of hands positively.
Mike gave a short talk describing the basis for common law for the new attendees. He also mentioned that we do not have public liability insurance. Under common law we are all responsible for ourselves. It is generally only Council rooms that request insurance cover by anyone renting the space. This is not what common law is about.
A suggestion to review the 5 point plan was made by Mike: https://advance-australia.com.au/
Krisstie asked for ideas on what content assembly members would like to see or learn at meetings. The Reversion process was mentioned. The first step with that is to get a copy of your Live Birth form and this can be difficult because the departments of Births, Deaths and Marriages denies it exists (but it does). The idea is out there now to form a small group for those who wish to engage in that process. Wait and see…..
Mike suggests time may be better spent on starting from the beginning with knowledge of common law, with study on the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution 1902 and the Magna Carta. Additionally, things we all want to know how to do like dealing with police.
Any member keen to learn is advised of the Zoom meetings. 6.30 on Thursday is the Bloody Aussie Battler open mic: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84960332756
HOW TO DEAL WITH A POLICE STOP
To kick off our practice with this wide topic, Mike took the role of a driver pulled over by police for minor infringement. Everyone participated with questions. More of these role plays are needed. Remember: it is most important NOT to answer any questions. Stay calm and polite. Your car is your private property. Do not open your window or the boot of the vehicle. You can ask “is it a crime?” “are you detaining me”. Once you make a statement of any kind they can use it against you, so only ask questions back in response to the officer’s questions to you. You can ask the officer: “are you aware of the Commonwealth of Australia 1901 Constitution Section 109?”. You can always read from that if you always have a copy of it with you, or on your phone.
Mike reminded the Assembly that you can have car number plates under Common Law with our own numbers.
Police MUST answer all your questions. You can always read from Section 109 of the Constitution.
See Regina vs Banner 1970 here: https://cirnow.com.au/police-powers-our-rights-and-responsibilities/
There is information on this on the website: https://cirnow.com.au
An assembly member gave some valuable information regarding the police. It is well to note that what the police know depends on their rank. Do not keep arguing with an officer who does not seem to understand the basics. Ask “may I see your supervisor please” and if the supervisor does not know ask to speak to a higher ranking officer.
Point to note also is that in actual fact the police do have powers unless you have “all rights reserved” on all your documents, including license. If you show it to them without these words you are in fact contracting. It is best therefore to memorize your license number and give it to them this way.
Mike read out a letter that he wrote to a real estate company because he was not allowed a viewing because he refused to comply with the agent on the day demanding the QR code be activated.
More general discussion in regard to knowing your rights. Several stories of success were told including a member who told the assembly about a person who was made to show their mask exempt documents. They took the matter to court, suing for a breach of human rights and breaching the Privacy Act. They won in court with a win of $20,000 for each breach.
Using Mike’s current case as something worthwhile to practice with, regarding the suppression order, a practice of how the case would be heard in the current judicial system was undertaken. Valuable information was passed on an many questions followed.
Meeting ended at 4pm.