Is the Commonwealth of Australia, registered as a coorporation in the USA, a legal entity under the Australian Constitution?

Jim Gray made this Freedom of Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet did not have the information requested.

From: Jim Gray

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13.03.2013
Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I know that it is my duty to keep you informed of MY WILL on anything that comes before Parliament, or that should come before Parliament.

IT IS MY WILL that you provide me with evidence that the corporation registered in the United States of America as the Commonwealth of Australia (http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?... is the same organisation as the Commonwealth of Australia, which is authorized in the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution (http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c... by the Queen of England and her successors.

IT IS MY WILL that you provide me with evidence that shows where the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution authorizes the Commonwealth of Australia to become a corporation registered in the United States of America.

IT IS MY Will that a referendum be held that gives the electors of Australia the opportunity to vote for or against the Commonwealth of Australia being a registered corporation in the United States of America. This request only applies if the Commonwealth of Australia, registered in the United States of America as a corporation, is the same organisation as the Commonwealth of Australia that is our Government.

Yours faithfully,
James Gray

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Dear Mr Gray

 

Thank you for your email of 13 March 2013, received by the Department of
the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) in which you made a
request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 in the following terms:

 

IT IS MY WILL that you provide me with evidence that the corporation
registered in the United States of America as the Commonwealth of
Australia
([1]http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?...
is the same organisation as the Commonwealth of Australia, which is
authorized in the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution
([2]http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c... by
the Queen of England and her successors.

    

IT IS MY WILL that you provide me with evidence that shows where the
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution authorizes the Commonwealth of
Australia to become a corporation registered in the United States of
America.

 

IT IS MY Will that a referendum be held that gives the electors of
Australia the opportunity to vote for or against the Commonwealth of
Australia being a registered corporation in the United States of America.
This request only applies if the Commonwealth of Australia, registered in
the United States of America as a corporation, is the same organisation as
the Commonwealth of Australia that is our Government.

 

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

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From: Jim Gray

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Dear FOI,
The only response to my request that I can see here is, "The Department will write again when we have further information." How is it possible that the Federal Government cannot forward me documents demonstrating that the Commonwealth of Australia is a legal entity under the Australian Constitution? That is all I am asking for. If it is not, if the Commonwealth of Australia is an American company, surely the Commonwealth of Australia must cease operations immediately and a new Constitutional Government be established in Australia.

Am I missing something in the response that the Department of the Prime Minister has sent me?

Yours sincerely,

Jim Gray

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Col Chamings left an annotation ()

The answer to the questions have been evaded with the onus put back on the requester to respond before they supply the information asked for!

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Dear Mr Gray

 

Please see attached correspondence in relation to your FOI request.

 

Regards

 

FOI Adviser

Legal Policy Branch

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Phone: 02 6271 5849

Email: [1][DPMC request email]

 

[2]Description: Description: Description: FOI design element

 

 

 

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From: Jim Gray

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your reply. I look forward to a response to my request from the Treasury Department.

Yours sincerely,

Jim Gray

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From: Jim Gray

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Dear FOI,
It is my WILL to know what has delayed a response to my request for information regarding the Commonwealth of Australia being a registered corporation in the United States of America.

Yours sincerely,

Jim Gray

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Dear Mr Gray

Please find attached correspondence from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Regards

FOI Adviser
Legal Policy Branch
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Phone: 02 6271 5849
Email: [DPMC request email]

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AJ left an annotation ()

May I ask if there was any further correspondence on this matter?

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Ben Fairless left an annotation ()

Hi AJ,

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Diana left an annotation ()

I've found the US Securities and Exchange Commission documents for the Commonwealth of Australia - registered as a foreign government not a company - up to financial year end 2010. There is an annual report and loads of information (all open to public scrutiny): https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/...
I've been looking for annual reports from the past 4 years on the US SEC and Business Registry but can't find any but this requires more patience than I have. Perhaps a request to the Australian Treasury department asking if there are up-to-date annual reports for the SEC CofA registration as a foreigh government entity (able to apply for US loans and credit status) would be more apt than asking for information on the CofA as a US-registered company.

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