Sign assembly charter (Aus)

Are you ready to take action to save our country and our future?

It is up to each one of us, as members of the Commonwealth of Australia, to protect our country from harm by enemies, whether they are outside or inside the country. You can do you bit by clicking on the following links, to either start a common law assembly, or join an existing assembly. It’s easy to start one. Just gather a few friends, family, workmates, and start talking about how you feel about the state of our nation today. Ask everyone to read the constitution (you can download it by clicking on the link), and when you have 12 people ready to unite and work together, start an assembly.

Positions and Responsibilities in a Common Law Assembly

The local Common Law Assembly is the foundation that is returning us to our supreme law of the land: The Common Law Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901. As more people join common law assemblies around the country, and around the world, we are uniting in each assembly as a common law local government with the power to pass local Bylaws to benefit and protect our community.. As well, common law assemblies can elect common law Sheriffs to keep the peace and to carry out the orders of common law courts.

They can also convene common law courts, and even elect, train and equip a local civil militia to protect the community. Militias must be trained and by qualified people, and armed with equipment needed to keep the peace.

In Australia, assemblies are popping up across the country as the people of the Commonwealth of Australia move back under the supreme law of the land, the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901, a Constitution given to them by an act of the British Parliament and signed into law by HM Queen Victoria. The Australian constitution united six British colonies into one federated colony of six states, with a federal government and six state government. However, this structure is not working, so the common law assemblies offer a new way of governing ourselves.

Australian assemblies are organized by region, and you can have as many assemblies in a region as the residents need. All decisions about assembly operation are made by the people of the community voting at assembly meetings.

How does an assembly work?

All Assemblies need a strong and reliable leadership core to keep the Assembly going. Leaders must be chosen and elected by the assembly, and then trained to take responsibility and hold those positions, so that no one person or faction controls the Assembly.

Here are the positions that need to be filled for the Assembly to function. Each one of these people will be on a Steering Committee that coordinates the Assembly’s work, so they need to be elected for a set period of time that will be decided by the Assembly:

1.   Convener:
The convener is voted in by the assembly after presenting the reasonse they are ready and able to take the post. The convener serves a 12 month term, and may not serve more than 3 consecutive terms.

a)   Creates an agenda for each Assembly meeting and chairs it.
b)   Arranges a co-Convener to chair meetings in case of illness or absence.

2.    Secretary:
Voted in by the assembly, the Secretary should have some experience taking notes in meetings.

a) Keeps the minutes of Assembly meetings.
b) Maintains a membership and contact list.
c) Corresponds with other Assemblies and with the Common Law Assembly Central Office.

3. Treasurer:

There should be at least three people in the Treasurer team, elected by the assembly. The team will be responsbile for:

a) Setting up a bank account, with three signatories who must all sign off on any withdrawals. This can be arranged with the bank.
b) Collecting donations at the door of any assembly or other activity meeting.
c) Keeping a record of all monies collected.
d) Present a financial report at each assembly meeting.
e) Present any requests for expenditures to the assembly for approval before spending any money held in the bank account.

4.    Sheriff:
An assembly can call for volunteers to elect as sheriffs. The assembly should vet the nominees and reject anyone with a past criminal record where they served 12 or more months in jail. When selecting and electing sheriffs, common sense should prevail. Sheriffs serve a term determined by the assembly of up to five years. The assembly should appoint a training team to teach Sheriffs about upholding common law and the decisions of a common law jury, as well as how to negotiate with law breakers, and defuse dangerous situations as safely as possible. A Sheriff is a peace maker, not an enforcer.

a) Provides security at all meetings and public events and eventually for our local Common Law Court and Tribunal.
b) Delivers Summonses, Orders, and other Assembly documents.
c) Recruits and trains Deputies.
d) Organizes an Urgent Response Network to protect our members.
e) Recruits and trains a local Citizens’ Defense Militia.

5.    Education Committee Coordinator:
Elected by the assembly, should have some experience as an educator, an ability to prepare study projects and present them to the community, and able to prepare learning materials.

a)   Plans and organizes (with other volunteers) all educational work within the Assembly (like holding classes on Common Law) and outside the Assembly (like preparing leaflets, press releases and public information material).
b)   Organizes the education and training of new members.
c)    Does background research on different topics and prepares material for the Assembly.

6.   Action Committee Coordinator:
Elected by the assembly, the team leader should have experience organizing events, and have skills as a team leader.

a)   Plans and organizes (with other volunteers) all public actions and events, like protests, picnics, and rallies. 
b)   Plans direct actions in conjunction with the Sheriff and Deputies.

7.   Judicial and Legal Coordinator:
Elected by the assembly, this position should ideally be filled by someone with some knowledge of common law, as well as other laws that affect the community. Lawyers and judges are ideal, but a layman with a good working knowledge of the law if also acceptable.

a)   Plans and organizes the Common Law Court and Public Tribunals, and their cases and procedures.
b)   Assembles and trains Court personnel, including the Magistrate, Jury members, Prosecution team, Court recorder and Sheriffs.
c)    Works with the Education Coordinator to provide educational material on the Court and the Law to Assembly members.
d)   Establishes liaison with the Supreme Common Law Court of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Note: The Common Law Courts and Tribunals are established by the Assembly as a whole and administered by this Coordinator, who like all Steering Committee officers, are accountable to and recallable by the Assembly.

Read before Signing the Charter

Everyone is welcome to sit in on assembly meetings. You do not have to sign a charter to come along and join us. However, only those who have signed the Charter to Establish and Maintain a Common Law Assembly may vote in the meetings.

You can sign a charter any time you feel ready to join the Assembly. You may wish to come to meetings several times to learn more before you feel comfortable signing this document. Take your time. There is no pressure. Our key focus is to educate so that you can make an informed decision.

Before signing you should read the assembly constitution which explains the rules governing assembly meetings. These rules are similar to any member organization. It lays out the Administration structure and a few basic organization principles.

Relocating?

No problem. Should you relocate to another assembly area you remain a Common Law Chartered member. Just take a copy of your Charter to the new Assembly to show the Convener and/or Secretary that you have the right to vote.

Do you have to sign a Charter?

Everyone is welcome to attend an Assembly. However, only Chartered Members may vote on Assembly business. New assembly members should take a copy of their Charter to their first meeting to show the Convener and Secretary.

Each Chartered member swears this Oath by signing the Charter:

The Charter and Your Agreement

Let it be known and acknowledged that under the Natural Law, it is the Inalienable Right of the People as sovereign men and women to covenant into self-governing bodies to enact laws and provide for the safety and liberty of their families and communities;

Therefore, I, the Undersigned, do hereby establish such a freely elected Peoples’ Assembly as a self-regulating and elected legislative and legal body, subject to no other authority except other such free Assemblies whose delegates are gathered in a Common Law Congress;

I, the Undersigned, do solemnly swear to maintain and defend to the death this sovereign Peoples’ Assembly as a just, lawful body that is the voice and the safeguard of the people of our community;

I swear to join other members of the assembly to govern ourselves and this Assembly according to its Constitution and the Common Law, relying on the people and their Militia and on their common law courts for its safety and wellbeing.

I, the Undersigned, do hereby set my Oath and name to this Charter:
[Your autograph]

Fill in the form to indicate your desire to join a local assembly. After you send in the form you will receive a copy of your Charter certificate. Take it to the assembly the first time you attend a meeting to show that you have become a member.


Please enter your information carefully. If you make a mistake please click on the link in the confirmation email you will receive to Edit your own record. DO NOT make a new record…DO NOT ask us to make any changes for you.

Sample Charter:

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