For those of you who are interested we have another mention of our criminal matters for allegedly using a child’s name and image on social media around two years ago, along with thousands of other people who were not charged. The matter is listed for further mention on Wednesday the 17th of July 9.30am at the Newcastle Local Court.
I have written to the Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) asking them to either withdraw these matters or for the DPP and/or the Court to provide the information in our Brief Of Evidence (BOE) that is being withheld from us, so we can go to trial as soon as possible.
In the interests of open justice I have included that submission in this post (pdf attached) for you all to read so you can make your own determinations about what is occurring. I have redacted the document so as to not breach any of the suppression orders placed upon Dr Andrew and myself by the Court of Equity.
Please read, and we hope to see some of you on the 17th July where we will be agitating for this matter to go to a substantial trial in the Newcastle District Court as soon as is possible.
I would like to take this opportunity for those of you who are not aware, to introduce you all to the Industrial Hemp Association.
The Industrial Hemp Association of NSW (IHA) is part of the National Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance (AIHA) with clear visions and aims including education through increasing the public awareness of the immense benefits of Industrial Hemp in all sectors. These sectors include, Food Products, Medicine, Textiles, Clothing, Paper, Building Products, Bio Fuels, Land Regeneration, the list just goes on and on.
Dr Andrew Katelaris, Myself , the COU and many many other amazing people and groups are working tirelessly with this and other significant organisations, with a clear intent over the next three years of bringing about extremely significant much needed national reform.
Many people familiar with Hemp and Cannabis often overlook how uneducated the general public is in regards to the immense benefits of this amazing plant. I myself have seen key witnesses, qualified doctors in closed courts claiming “Cannabis Causes Cancer”. I have witnessed a Legal representative argue that if a child is restored to a parent they may try to give them hemp seeds. I sadly am not joking. I have witnessed children ripped from families who unfortunately made the mistake of being honest and going public that they treat their children with unlicenced medicinal cannabis. These things are happening now, today all over the country. We have roadside drug tests with no relationship to impairment that are a serious concern for all, the recent study from the Lambert Initiative highlights the many problems, even if you never had hemp or cannabis in your life you have a 20% chance of losing your licence for 24 hours on the spot for nothing, does it get any more draconian?
Our discussions together have targeted key areas where we feel there is a great need for education, support and reform including, FACS and Child Protection, The Police, Children’s Courts, Local and District Courts, Hospitals, Doctors, Paediatricians, Chemists etc etc.
We are using this flyer attached to begin this process and we are planning to generate other more targeted flyers to assist people. As part of this strategy, and as something I personally consider very important, we are all working together to help collectively build a free much needed collaborative support network for individuals and families caught in the current situations created by outdated legislation and ignorance.
Please feel free to share and download the DL Flyer attached and I look forward to sharing more about this with you all soon.
The appeal foreshadowed by this application for special leave to appeal would have no prospects of success. The application should be dismissed.
Pursuant to r 41.08.1 of the High Court Rules 2004 (Cth), we direct the Registrar to draw up, sign and seal an order dismissing the application.
I mean no disrespect Senior Registrar and perhaps in part because I am self represented it is more difficult, but according to The High Courts Rules 2004 Rule 6.03 Publication of written reasons for judgment, a disposition must include reasons.
My application seeking leave to the High Court included fourteen grounds and the High Court of Australia has not provided any reasons whatsoever for its dismissal. What the High Court has provided is a determination, not reasons. Reasons are an explanation to the plaintiff and the public of why a decision has been determined.
As a self represented individual I have always expressed to the Court the importance of being provided adequate reasons for any decision so I (and the public) can then understand a determination. Failure to provide us with reasons is in my view a jurisdictional error, it is a denial of procedural fairness, it is unconstitutional, shows that the Court does not follow its own Statute Law and most importantly, it impairs the institutional integrity of the Court and brings the administration of justice into complete and utter disrepute in the eyes of the public.
Could you please provide us with adequate reasons for the High Courts determination in my matter or in the alternative, an explanation of why as a Senior Registrar you explained that I would be provided with reasons, and yet the High Court of Australia has not provided me any reasons.
As this matter concerns the very foundation of our fundamental democratic principles here in Australia and the people’s view of the judicial system and all it alleges to represent, I would respectfully ask that you answer this letter, so we the people can then determine how to best graciously and publicly proceed if necessary, to ensure the administration of justice in Australia is restored to a position of integrity.
Kindest regards and God Bless
Pr Paul Robert Burton
“Not by power nor by might, but by spirit sayeth The Lord” – Book of Zechariah 4:6