What is a Common Law Assembly?

An Assembly is established when a group of people gather together and agree to work together for a common purpose.

A Common Law Assembly consists of at least twelve or more people who sign the Charter to Establish and Maintain a Common Law Assembly.

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An Assembly is a group of people gathered for a common purpose

The activities of a common law assembly are governed by an Assembly Constitution. This Constitution is a set of ten rules all chartered members of an assembly agree to that govern how an assembly is convened and administered. We are also governed by the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901 (Click on the link to download it). If you haven’t already, it is highly recommended you read it now, as it is the supreme law of the land.

Once a community establishes an assembly, it has all the powers of a government. These powers include, but are not limited to:

  • Make and pass by-laws to protect and manage their community. To make a by-law, the members of an assembly must
    • First discuss what they want the by-law to do.
    • Then they must write the by-law and present to the assembly members to discuss and amend if required.
    • The assembly Administrative team will send out a notice to all assembly members informing them where and when a vote is required on the proposed by-law. A vote may only be conducted when there is a quorum of at least 12 chartered members of an assembly present.
    • If the by-law is approved by vote, copies must be distributed to all members of the assembly, and to any members of the Community who may be affected by the by-law. This can be done by distributing paper copies, or by posting it on the website under Notices.
  • Elect Common Law Sheriffs
  • Convene Common Law Jury Courts
  • Recruit, train and support a common law militia to protect the community and the country

Where do Assemblies get their power to govern?

The Preamble to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901 begins, “WHEREAS the people….”. This establishes the People of the Commonwealth of Australia as the Supreme Authority over the Parliament and government.

In addition, the Magna Carta establishes the rights of the People to decide how they wish to be governed. It gives the People the right under Article 61 to lawfully rebel against a government of the day if it no longer serves the will of the people

The People elect representatives to govern them, and only the People can decide who may represent them, pass laws to govern them, and even amend the Constitution if they so wish by a majority of the people approving a constitutional amendment in a referendum, as defined in Section 128 of the Constitution.

Sections 7 and 24 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901 specifically state that only the people may select their representatives. It does not mention politicians, political parties, or even a Prime Minister. If they are not stated in the Constitution, they are null and void under the law. They have no authority to make laws, or govern us without our consent. If we wish to stop the political parties ruling over us, we must all stop voting for them. When we deny them the power they cannot enter our Parliament.

By convening Common Law Assemblies we establish local governments of the People, by the People, for the People.

What are the Assemblies going to achieve?

As the number of people signing on as Chartered members of assemblies grows, the National Assembly Executive (a small body of Assembly members approved in a vote by the Assembly Conveners) will convene a series of National Assembly Congresses to discuss setting up a government of the people, by the people, for the people under Common Law.

These Congresses will consider how to organize the government and then present their findings to the People for approval in a series of carefully considered national referendums.

Each assembly will elect one delegate to attend the national Congresses. These delegates will be appointed for a set time determined by each assembly, and they may be recalled and replaced at any time at the will of the assembly members. The delegates will propose the wishes of their assembly to the Congress who will then debate them, so that they can arrive at a consensus agreement.

Then, the proposals will be presented to the People of the Commonwealth of Australia to vote on in a series of referendums.

There is no restriction on how long this process will take, as the Congresses will decide that as they debate the proposals and then ready them for a vote. This will take time, but it is the fairest and most equitable way for the people of the Commonwealth to decide how they want to be governed, and by whom.

How will the Congresses be Organized?

We envisage the first Congresses will be held by Zoom calls, as it would be too costly for delegates to travel and meet in a central location. However, as decisions are made that will require debate between delegates, they may decide to convene at a central location so that they can continue their debates in person.

These decisions will be decided by the delegates and their assemblies.

What form of government do we foresee being agreed upon?

We cannot answer this question with any certainty, but a proposal for the future of government in Australia has been proposed in the Advance Australia Website.

This website proposes a 5-Step Plan to undo the damage the political parties have inflicted on our once vibrant, free and wealthy country. The Plan proposes five easy to implement steps to be voted on in referendums of the people to amend the Constitution.

Steps 1 & 2 propose amending Section 128 of the Constitution to put the power into the hands of the people through Citizens Initiated Referendums, coupled with implementing a digital voting App secured by the Block Chain.

Step 3 proposes amending the Constitution to allow the creation of Regional governments by combining up to 250,000 members of Assemblies to elect representatives to create a regional government. These representatives will be directly accountable to the voters, and may be recalled at any time and replaced if they do not perform as the Assembly wishes. The Congress will need to debate this in great detail to ensure it can be implemented fairly.

Step 4 will eliminate all taxes, except for taxes on corporations/companies. As these entities create jobs, manufacture goods and services, and profit from that, they should pay a small tax (to be determined by the national Parliament) each time they do a bank transfer or trade in crypto currency or other forms of payment. The banks will be responsible for creating and maintaining a digital solution to manage the tax collection and deposit it into government General Revenue.

Step 5 asks that all able Australians aged 18 to 38 give something back to the country by choosing to perform Military or Civil service. Coupled with this will be a law requiring that all equipment supplied to the military and civil services is manufactured in Australia. Provision will be included to give industries that require a much higher investment time to gear up. New startups will be encouraged with interest free or low interest loans, depending on the nature of the business and the national security priorities required.

It all depends on You!

Political party governments have taken away our rights, deprived us of a say in how we are governed, and created a top heavy bureaucracy that is harming people’s lives.

The Common Law Assembly system is designed to return people’s freedoms and rights, and provide a way for each of us to achieve our potential to live our lives as we wish. The Sheriffs will serve the community to protect people from criminals and to maintain the peace. The common law courts will provide a method for people to resolve conflicts amicably and fairly.

All decisions made by an assembly will be made by consensus vote, determined by the Assembly Constitution, and the Assembly Charter.

We foresee a future where each man and woman can live happy and productive lives, free of the fear currently generated by the political party system.

If this is what you would like for your future and that of your children, then join a local Common Law Assembly and help make common law work!

If there no Assembly in your community yet, why not volunteer to start one yourself? Only you can change the world.

This is how a group of parents in Vail, USA, formed an ad-hoc Assembly to oust the School Board

In the end, the Board did not resign and the Board members were not replaced. But we are waiting for follow up news on this:

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