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Petitioning The High Court of Australia / Court of Disputed Returns

1. Patrick Conroy, was not duly elected, ...

2. there is a vacancy in the H. of Reps for the Division of Charlton,

3. the September 2013 Charlton election is absolutely void, ab initio,

4. a new Charlton election is to be held,

5. time extensions & Info regarding rejected Nominators (why and who) should be given to resolve issues,

6. Errors, Omissions, Illegal Practices, Interference with Political Liberty, Vote Influencing, Contraventions of the various Acts & Australia's Constitution which directly affected the results of the election occurred, &

7. Misleading & Deceptive Publications were made by a Charlton AEC Officer who advised people publicly to leave a withdrawn Candidate's box blank/number it last to cast a formal vote & claims that this was a part of AEC training on 28/08/2013.

Supporting facts being relied upon:


Hi, I'm Arjay Martin, 

With your help with this petition, we can hopefully restore a little confidence in the Australian Electoral System. It is all good and well that it is claimed in Countries X, Y, and Z that their elections are unjust, not fair, 'rigged', but what about in our own backyard... what about in Australia?

I was supposed to be an Independent Candidate for the Federal Electoral Division of Charlton - Western Lake Macquarie and Western Newcastle. 

I had a number of incidents with my vehicle being sabotaged from announcing my intentions of running in the election, in person and via Newspapers (namely Lakes Mail and the Newcastle Herald). I also had similar incidents happen with the 2011 State Election, and 2012 Mayoral Election both of which I contested.

My candidacy was rejected by the AEC under the false pretense of having 99 in place of the required 100 Nominators - a time wasting hoop that only applies to Non-Parliamentary Independent Candidates. It does not apply to those 'endorsed' by a Political Party, nor Independent Candidates who were in Parliament at the time that the Election was called.

There are Constitutionally invalid & discriminatory sections of law which eliminate the 'Secret Ballot' and creates political classes - where one group is forced to collect personal details from people which could be potentially used for Identity Theft. Information such as full name, residential address, date of birth, & signature. Is it little wonder that most people are not prepared to give these details, or at least in a full manner (perhaps changing a birthday or using a non-usual signature)?

This has been proven by the AECs own documents which they eventually provided using an FOI Request. 

With one real person being claimed to not exist and being 'Not on Roll' - despite being on the Electoral Roll, one eligible elector being claimed to be on the State Electoral Rolls, and one having the code number for Charlton but having an asterisk next to their name saying that they do not count for an unknown reason.

Therefore, I indeed had at least 100 Eligible Nominators and the people of Charlton should have been given the choice of voting for myself as an Independent Candidate, someone who will represent their interests and their opinions to Parliament, instead of just representing whatever Political Party I so happen to be in.

It is indeed in the Public Interest that a new election is called for the Charlton area - with the fault being caused by the AEC who have, it is alleged (with proof to back it up) has committed fraud, shown undue influence, illegal activities, etc. as defined in Commonwealth Electoral Act, Crimes Act, and various parts of the CEA can demonstrably be shown to be unconstitutional.

It is in the Public's Interest, for we the Electors of Charlton, Australia and abroad, that a Fresh, Free and Fair Election to be held for the Federal Division of Charlton (Western Lake Macquarie and Western Newcastle, and that Real Justice is observed.

Common expressions, such as: "The courts have declared a statute invalid," sometimes lead to misunderstanding. A pretended law made in excess of power is not and never has been a law at all. Anybody in the country is entitled to disregard it. Naturally he will feel safer if he has a decision of a court in his favour—but such a decision is not an element which produces invalidity in any law. The law is not valid until a court pronounces against it—and thereafter invalid. If it is beyond power it is invalid ab initio. - Chief Justice Latham , High Court of Australia, South Australia v Commonwealth ("First Uniform Tax case") [1942] HCA 14; (1942) 65 CLR 373 (23 July 1942)


If you are sick of how things are - then why not do something about it?

I know I am, so I implore you to assist me in signing this petition.

Share and sign please - if you haven't already. 

If I get many signatures - take it to the High Court and Lose - then I can claim it to be a public interest case and not have to pay costs.

Thank you for your time. 

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