Article 61 Magna Carta
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Dear Attorney-General's Department,
In the light of Information I have gathered from various sources
and the fact that John Howard has referred to the Magna Carta as a Historical document only, and I believe this to be false as my research indicates that no Government has the right to repeal the Magna Carta as it was written before parliaments were ever formed and is in fact a covenant signed by King John in 1215. and I quote:
The Magna Carta of 1215 is a covenant signed by King John on the Isle of Runnymede in 1215. Article 61 of the Magna Carta is included in this the original Magna Carta.
In 1297 the Model Parliament confirmed Magna Carta in statute law. Much of this statute has since been repealed. Yet while Parliament can repeal or amend any Act of Parliament (statute), Parliament was not a party to the original Common Law contract of 1215, and cannot, therefore, amend or repeal it lawfully, and thus its original provisions remain intact, including article 61
Now as we are a common law Commonwealth country and there has been no successful referendum to change that Status contrary to some politicians beliefs
Can you please truthfully answer this question:
Is article 61 and in fact the entire Magna Carta still intact and lawful in Australia,
and if you say no! Please explain how it is no longer lawful in Australia seeing as my research shows it is still in tact and Governments do not have the right to repeal this covenant or its content.
victor of the family sturgeon
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