WHAT IS COMMON LAW AUSTRALIA?
Common Law Australia exists solely to educate and facilitate the practice of Common Law inside of Australia and all of its jurisdictions. It offers valuable information, guidelines, frameworks and platforms to individuals and groups looking to implement Common Law within their community. This includes general information on individual and collective Common Law rights as they apply to living men and women, along with guidelines and protocols for dealing with Common Law as well as establishing Common Law Courts.
Common Law Australia also operates and manages a Book of Deeds held PRIVATELY IN TRUST for its members and offers various services related to its governance and upkeep. This is a voluntary system for everyone, allowing individuals to register and claim their lawful Birth Certificates under Common Law, as well as other important deeds & certificates.
More importantly, Common Law Australia IS NOT a set of RULES AND REGULATIONS. Individuals or communities agree to live by the principles of to Common Law which is simple; do unto others and you would have done unto you.
3 social principles to emerge from Natural Law
All things exist and are held in common. By the state of nature, no one has any more of a claim to the earth and its wealth than another, as noted by a founder of modern law, Thomas Hobbes: I demonstrate in the first place, that in the natural state of men (which state we may properly call the state of nature) all men have equal right to all things. (Leviathan, 1651)
By extension, no-one has any natural authority over another. In the words of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in The Social Contract (1762), “Since no man has a natural authority over his fellow, and force creates no right, we must conclude that covenants form the basis of all legitimate authority among men.”
The law does harm to no-one. (Actus Regis Nemini Facit lnjuriam) Arising from the Natural Law of equity and harmony, no-one can lawfully harm another, and if one does no harm to another he cannot be guilty of any offense. John Stuart Mill articulated this principle in his work On Liberty where he argued that, the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against its will is to prevent harm to others. (1869)
An equivalent idea was earlier stated in France’s Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789 as, “Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law.”
This Natural Law exists to maintain the natural peace and equity between people and is their shield and protector against unjust rule, rather than a force over them. Within the ancient traditions of tribal communities, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, this Law evolved into what became known as the Customary or Common Law, or the Law of the Land or Nature. It has strong echoes in the customs of sovereign indigenous nations all over the world.