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    [–] Is this $5 legitimate? Is it worth more than $5? superegz 4 points ago in australia

    They had a slightly different design for a couple of years in the early 90's before the more familiar design came in. This looks like the early 90's one.

    [–] I keep seeing all this stuff on Facebook that our current laws and acts are unconstitutional. How much truth is there to it? I need someone smarter than I to break it down for me. superegz 2 points ago in australia

    The other stupid claim these guys make is that because the constitutional recognition of local government was voted down in a 1988 referendum, that means that local government is unconstitutional.

    This is nonsense! Voting against something in a referendum does not make what was proposed unconstitutional, it simply doesn't change the constitution.

    Local governments, as something the colonies had established before federation are clearly something protected under section 107 and 108 anyway:

    107 Saving of power of State Parliaments

    Every power of the Parliament of a Colony which has become or becomes a State, shall, unless it is by this Constitution exclusively vested in the Parliament of the Commonwealth or withdrawn from the Parliament of the State, continue as at the establishment of the Commonwealth, or as at the admission or establishment of the State, as the case may be.

    108 Saving of State laws

    Every law in force in a Colony which has become or becomes a State, and relating to any matter within the powers of the Parliament of the Commonwealth, shall, subject to this Constitution, continue in force in the State; and, until provision is made in that behalf by the Parliament of the Commonwealth, the Parliament of the State shall have such powers of alteration and of repeal in respect of any such law as the Parliament of the Colony had until the Colony became a State.

    [–] I keep seeing all this stuff on Facebook that our current laws and acts are unconstitutional. How much truth is there to it? I need someone smarter than I to break it down for me. superegz 4 points ago in australia

    I wonder if sovereign citizens realise that Magna Carta has been overridden and amended so many times over the centuries that it doesn't really have any use at all in the modern world beyond that of an historical document to study.

    [–] I keep seeing all this stuff on Facebook that our current laws and acts are unconstitutional. How much truth is there to it? I need someone smarter than I to break it down for me. superegz 3 points ago * (lasted edited 8 hours ago) in australia

    "The Constitution" is specifically the text inside Section 9 of the Constitution Act 1900. Anything outside of that is ordinary legislation that is either dealt with by the federal or state parliaments depending on the power.

    The only exception is powers that were exclusive to the UK Parliament before federation. Under Section 51 (xxxviii) these need both the state and federal parliaments to pass identical laws. This wasn't really used before the Australia Act 1986.

    51 Legislative powers of the Parliament

    The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to:

    (xxxviii) the exercise within the Commonwealth, at the request or with the concurrence of the Parliaments of all the States directly concerned, of any power which can at the establishment of this Constitution be exercised only by the Parliament of the United Kingdom or by the Federal Council of Australasia;

    [–] Is it correct to say the Senate is The higher chamber of Congress? superegz 1 points ago in Ask_Politics

    The US Senate was seen worldwide as the leading beacon of democracy for 200+ years.

    As someone who is not American: WHAT? A chamber that for most of that time was unelected?

    If any chamber for 200+ years has been seen as the "leading beacon of democracy" worldwide, it would have to be the either the US House of Representatives or the British House of Commons.

    [–] The Australian constitution superegz 1 points ago in australia

    Time to just stop dude. Go talk about your weird theories with others who agree with you.

    [–] Splitting Austalia superegz 4 points ago in australia

    When I was a kid this would sound like a magical fantasy land.

    [–] Section 129 of the Electoral Act should let people object on the basis of 'misleading name' superegz 2 points ago in australia

    Apart from the unquantifiable effect of Palmers attacks on the ALP, Palmer's votes and preferences were largely inconsequential.

    [–] Section 129 of the Electoral Act should let people object on the basis of 'misleading name' superegz 6 points ago in australia

    Unless these minor parties are going to get 4% of primary vote they are just wasting time and money. I am surprised that the lessons of the Senate changes havn't sunk in yet with some of these guys.

    They need to merge with like minded parties or they are going nowhere.

    [–] Section 129 of the Electoral Act should let people object on the basis of 'misleading name' superegz 12 points ago in australia

    Thats not how the system works anymore. Having other parties direct preferences to you might actually be a bad idea. Firstly, you can't directly control preferences so they could go everywhere and secondly every vote for other parties is less public money for the major party.

    [–] On this day in 1931, The Statute of Westminster granted complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Thanks for still standing by our side when we needed you the most boys! superegz 1 points ago in HistoryMemes

    I would argue that Australia may have technically been able to achieve legisltive independence from the enactment of the 1901 Constitution:

    51 Legislative powers of the Parliament

    The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to:

    (xxxviii) the exercise within the Commonwealth, at the request or with the concurrence of the Parliaments of all the States directly concerned, of any power which can at the establishment of this Constitution be exercised only by the Parliament of the United Kingdom or by the Federal Council of Australasia;

    The clause was never invoked before the 1980's and is now used occasionally to amend old British laws that still apply in Australia.

    Did the British realise what they were doing when they signed off on that in 1900?

    P.S. in this context "Commonwealth" means "The Commonwealth of Australia".

    [–] The Australian constitution superegz 2 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in australia

    The bubble of reality?

    [–] TIL of the "Federal Council of Australasia", a weak 19th century forerunner to the modern "Commonwealth of Australia" superegz 1 points ago in todayilearned

    It seems to me that in some ways it was sort of an Australian equilivent to the US under the Articles of Confederation before the US Constitution.

    The Australian constitution that came into force in 1901 is very much modeled on the American Constitution but with the British Parliamentary system tacked on.

    [–] TIL of the "Federal Council of Australasia", a weak 19th century forerunner to the modern "Commonwealth of Australia". superegz 1 points ago in u_superegz

    It seems to me that in some ways it was sort of an Australian equilivent to the US under the Articles of Confederation before the US Constitution.

    The Australian constitution that came into force in 1901 is very much modeled on the American Constitution but with the British Parliamentary system tacked on.

    [–] The Australian constitution superegz 1 points ago in australia

    Your links are to sovereign citizen nutjobs that have no idea how the constitution works.

    [–] The Australian constitution superegz 6 points ago in australia

    No and neither does the High Court.

    [–] The Australian constitution superegz 2 points ago in australia

    I think its crazy that 1900 Britain actually accepted Section 51 (xxxviii):

    51 Legislative powers of the Parliament

    (xxxviii) the exercise within the Commonwealth, at the request or with the concurrence of the Parliaments of all the States directly concerned, of any power which can at the establishment of this Constitution be exercised only by the Parliament of the United Kingdom or by the Federal Council of Australasia;

    If I am reading this correctly, even before the Statute of Westminster and the Australia Act, if the Federal and State Parliaments were unanimous, then any imperial law could be amended in Australia. No other colony or dominion had anything like that before the Statute of Westminster.

    [–] The Australian constitution superegz 7 points ago in australia

    The department of not accepting crazy sovereign citizen conspiracy theories.