Would you like your $17bn Rates Refunded?

Are local councils legal and lawful in Australia? 

Quite simply – NO – all local government authorities now operate illegally.   Unlike a plebiscite, a referendum is binding on the government … All local Government has been constitutionally unlawful since 3-Sept-88 when there was a referendum to incorporate Local Government into the Commonwealth of Australian Constitution Act 1901.  (A question – If they were legal, why did they need to call for a Referendum ?)

Why did our Founding Fathers not include Local Government into the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK)?  Since Magna Carta 1215 they observed the utter corruption that pervades within them. … it’s that simple … there is no lawful third tier of Government.

Yet today there are 537 councils Australia-wide who collected $17.4 billion in rates 2017.  Nearly all rates revenue is paid to staff, especially the fat salaries to CEOs and Councillors.  They also receive Fed Gov’t grants for roadworks, rubbish removal etc from the $46bn from fuel tax, despite the NO vote in question 4 in Referendum 1974.  The “levy” based on your property value is a blatant unlawful tax. Councils are nothing more than private ABN companies with whom you may choose to contract, as with any other company. Few people would object to contributing for maintenance of water and sewerage etc. which would be a fraction of rates charged today, requiring very few staff.

In 2018 there were about 10 million private dwellings in Australia,  72.8% of people own or have a mortgage on just one house

5.75% of the Australian population have just one investment property.

18% of investors and 1.42% of the Australian population have two properties.

5.5% of investors or 0.43% of Australians have three properties.

Ask your Local MP in writing or personally – Why are Councils still operating and taxing us – and why are all Local Govt Acts not repealed ?

Council structure

Councils are made up of two parts: the elected representatives (councillors) and administration (council staff).

Elected representatives

Councillors are elected by the residents  of the municipality. Once elected, they are responsible for reviewing matters and debating issues before their council. They take an Oath of Office to carry out this role impartially, to the best of their ability, and in the best interests of the municipality.

Chief Executive Officer  CEO

The CEO is the only staff member who is NOT elected by the people – he is appointed by the councillorsb ut draws obscene salries form ratepayers taxes. The CEO is appointed for no more than five years at a time, but can be re-appointed for further terms.

All Council staff are required and morally expected to :

  • act impartially;
  • act with integrity including avoiding conflicts of interest;
  • accept accountability for results;
  • provide responsive service. (Answer your letters)  
  • Ask your Local MP – (He is obligated to answer)  Why are Councils still operating and taxing us when they are clearly illegal and unlawful. ?  

Here are the Referendums and how people voted

Australia. Referendum, 1974

Question 1  Proposed law entitled  ‘An Act to alter the Constitution so as to ensure that Senate elections are held at the same time as House of Representatives elections’.     Do you approve the proposed law?

House and Senate elections need not be held simultaneously, though they usually are. Constitution Alteration (Simultaneous Elections) 1974 proposed to make simultaneous elections compulsory.

Obtained majority in one State and an overall minority of 247 428.
Not carried – Rejected

Question 2

Proposed law entitled  ‘An Act to facilitate alterations to the Constitution and to allow electors in territories, as well as electors in the states, to vote at referendums on proposed laws to alter the Constitution’.   Do you approve the proposed law?

Constitution Alteration (Mode of Altering the Constitution) 1974 sought to make two alterations to section 128. The first was to provide electors in the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory with the right to vote in constitutional referendums. The second was to enable amendments to be made to the Constitution if approved by a majority of Australian voters and a majority of voters in more than half the States.

Obtained majority in one State and an overall minority of 292 416 votes.
Not carried – Rejected

Question 3

Proposed law entitled  ‘An Act to alter the Constitution so as to ensure that the members of the House of Representatives and of the parliaments of the states are chosen directly and democratically by the people’.    Do you approve the proposed law?

Constitution Alteration (Democratic Elections) 1974 sought to make population instead of electors the basis of determining the average size of electorates in each State.

Obtained majority in one State and an overall minority of 407 398 votes.
Not carried – Rejected

Question 4

Proposed law entitled  ‘An Act to alter the Constitution to enable the Commonwealth to borrow money for, and to grant financial assistance to, local government bodies’.   Do you approve the proposed law?

Constitution Alteration (Local Government Bodies) 1974 sought to give the Commonwealth Parliament powers to borrow money for, and to make financial assistance grants directly to, any local government body.

Obtained majority in one State and an overall minority of 458 053 votes.
Not carried – Rejected

Australia. Referendum, 1988

Question 1

A Proposed Law:  To alter the Constitution to provide for 4 year maximum terms for members of both Houses of the Commonwealth Parliament.    Do you approve this proposed alteration?

Constitution Alteration (Parliamentary Terms) 1988 sought to increase House of Representatives terms from a maximum of three years to a maximum of four years, and to reduce Senate terms from a six-year fixed term to a four-year fixed term. It also sought to introduce simultaneous elections for the Houses.

Obtained majority in no State and an overall minority of 3 217 670 votes.
Not carried – Rejected

Question 2

A Proposed Law:  To alter the Constitution to provide for fair and democratic parliamentary elections throughout Australia.  Do you approve this proposed alteration?

Constitution Alteration (Fair Elections) 1988 sought to ensure that democratic electoral arrangements would be guaranteed for Commonwealth, State and Territory elections. Constitution Alteration (Fair Elections) 1988 sought to ensure that democratic electoral arrangements would be guaranteed for Commonwealth, State and Territory elections.

Obtained majority in no State and an overall minority of 2 335 741 votes.
Not carried – Rejected

Question 3

A Proposed Law:  To alter the Constitution to recognise local government.  Do you approve this proposed alteration? 

The Constitution recognises government at the Commonwealth and State levels but makes no mention of local government. Constitution Alteration (Local Government) 1988 sought to give such constitutional recognition to local government.

Obtained majority in no State and an overall minority of 3 084 678 votes.
Not carried – Rejected

Question 4

A Proposed Law:  To alter the Constitution to extend the right to trial by jury, to extend freedom of religion, and to ensure fair terms for persons whose property is acquired by any government.    Do you approve this proposed alteration?

Constitution Alteration (Rights and Freedoms) 1988 sought to guarantee various civil rights in relation to trials, freedom of religion and compulsory acquisition of property.

Obtained majority in no State and an overall minority of 3 610 924 votes.
Not carried – Rejected

Australia. Referendum, 1999

Question 1

A Proposed Law:  To alter the Constitution to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic with the Queen and Governor-General being replaced by a President appointed by a two-thirds majority of the members of the Commonwealth Parliament.    Do you approve this proposed alteration?

Constitution Alteration (Establishment of Republic) 1999 sought to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic with the Queen and Governor-General being replaced by a President appointed by a two-thirds majority of the members of the Commonwealth Parliament.

Obtained majority in no State and an overall minority of 1 137 763 votes.
Not carried – Rejected

Question 2

A Proposed Law:  To alter the Constitution to insert a preamble.    Do you approve this proposed alteration?

Constitution Alteration (Preamble) 1999 sought to alter the Constitution to insert a new preamble.

Obtained majority in no State and an overall minority of 2 489 435 votes.
Not carried – Rejected

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Therefore – In 1999 we voted to retain the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901 as our primary Law which remains  … (Clause 5) – binding on the courts, judges, and people of every State and of every part of the Commonwealth, notwithstanding ANYTHING  in the laws of any State; 

When Australian Government MPs don’t listen to Referendums

they enact   Noose   TREASON UPON THEMSELVES

 

 

 

 

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