Political Pledge


1. WORK by educating and empowering individuals, families and communities,

2. ARE SENSIBLY FUNDED within conservative, open and accountable government budgets, AND

3. ARE DELIVERED through LEAN AND LOW COST legislative and public service frameworks.

I PLEDGE AT ALL TIMES, from both inside and outside of the Parliament, TO ADVOCATE MEASURES:

1. TO CUT the Cost of Government

2. TO INTRODUCE democratising election laws and practices

3. TO ENCOURAGE more, new, non-lawyer, non-political party controlled Senators & MHRs

4. TO RESTORE Justice to our Courts (and remove lawyers-only privilege-laws & end taxpayer / litigant funded lawyers picnics)

5. TO INVESTIGATE, Stop and Prosecute the daily #HumanRights abuses in our anti-family #FamilyLawFail Law Courts.

6. TO INVESTIGATE, Stop and Prosecute Governmen and Governwomen rorting, waste and abuse, currently rampant in all levels and all branches of State and Federal Government.


Independent Federal Candidate for Lalor

Constitutional Human Rights Advocate 

Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia

(Celebrating 20 Years of Legal Practice 1990 – 2010)


15 thoughts on “Political Pledge

  1. Wow if all that could be achieved we would have a different Australia

    Posted by twawki | June 6, 2011, 9:43 am
  2. Wish i could vote for you .unfortunately our system says No !

    Posted by guy jeanneret | June 17, 2011, 10:31 pm
  3. I have been wishing for a gifted person with passion, expertise with the will to succeed to challenge self-serving laws and really make justice work. Clarence Darrow once said that “there is no justice in and out of courts.” A Perth Barrister also said, in accord with comments made in our daily newspaper, that “the law is an ass”. I’m sure laws are legislated to stop the powerful from always getting their way and they do. Powerful defendants like Government Ministers enjoy abusing their power by not allowing impecunious children, abused by government agents as plaintiffs, to have access to the court. Vulnerable parents who support their children are taken for a ride and are gagged. In cases like these, Legal Aid cannot be trusted because of gross conflict of interests. Collusion between Crown Lawyers for the defendant and Legal Aid for the plaintiff has been very well documented, and always adverse to the plaintiffs’ best interests. The Rule Of Law do not really follow rules, it is manipulated with impunity by arrogant court officials, ie. registrars, who are also supporting their own. I was given the impression that the Civil Courts are there to adjudicate, but unless the poor plaintiff can provide a private experienced lawyer, which is unattainable, he might as well allow the Crown Lawyers to steal his compensation. This is happening often enough. Anyway, stamped your seal for #True Justice! If Andrew Wilkie, etc., can do it, YES you can!

    Posted by Arlen Wood | June 18, 2011, 12:46 am
  4. Meet #auspol Federal Candidate @JamesJohnsonCHR http://bit.ly/mQYkAp Fiscal Conservative, Social Progressive & Seasoned Cynic of Big #Govt

    Posted by InjusticeGames | July 13, 2011, 12:19 pm
  5. James, good luck with your effort here.
    You have to run some risks to do this sort of thing, and it can be very difficult to achieve success.
    Whatever happens – just running exposes others to your ideas and influences and as a result, it must alter the game.

    Population policy, food security and reducing the increasing costs of bloating cities are issues of survival for Australia in the forthcoming period dominated, not by a retreating USA, but, by the ever growing, powerful dictatorship of PRC.
    Human rights lawyers don’t exist on the PRC and if they do, they are often imprisoned and executed. Prisoners are forced to sign away their organs for use by the jail after execution. Not a good lot to have around.

    As mentioned elsewhere, from Frankston:), we can see ship after ship of imports sailing past our pier with everything to be consumed by our insatiable cities. From building materials for new housing, white goods, road and farm equipment, cars, trucks, tractors, the infamous plasma screens… To be repackaged/rehoused and onsold in purpose built import dominated emporiums running under the names of Westfield, Big W, Target etc. Or in Car Yards with names like Ford and Holden on badges on the imported vehicles.

    This is by any commonsense measure – unsustainable – and it endangers the ability of Australia to react to any changing circumstances, such as economic or climate change (by any means), the growing naval, soft power, diplomatic threat of China. (Already scaring the living daylights out of Taiwan, Tibet, Vietnam and the Philippines.)

    A Federal Member could do worse than to action:
    1) a complete ban on MPs dealing with immigration matters (these issues need to be seen first and foremost as being of economic and national interest only, not of gerrymandering a vote by a ‘grateful’ constituent, who ought to be but sadly often is not motivated by voting in the national interest.
    2) a recognition of the reality of “overpopulate and perish” – taking resources away from reviving and enhancing current infrastructure, businesses, research and development, to be “wasted” by providing basics for more and more people;
    3) an identification and removal from parliament of anyone who took money from dual or foreign nationals – made on behalf of foreign governments or foreign held corporations. Such individuals exist in parliament now.


    Posted by Frank Frankston | July 27, 2011, 4:48 pm
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  8. Last week in keeping true to my Political Pledge, I wrote to the Liberal Party of Australia’s relatively new Premier of Victoria, the Hon. Mr @TedBaillieu seeking a dialog and a commitment to support a process of investigating the serious problem of Judicial Abuse in the Victorian Supreme Court and, most importantly protecting the whistle-blower victims from further illegal reprisals and starting a process of healing and reconciliation for victims.

    I am regularly contacted by Victims of Judicial Abuse suffered from Judiciary in the Courts of every States and both Territories of Australia, and especially by Victims of Judicial Abuse from the Federal Court. By far the most shocking reports of Judicial Abuse I receive come from the Family Law Court and the Family Law Division of the Federal Magistrates Court.

    My multiple efforts over the past 4 years to open a similar dialog in respect of the overwhelming problem of Judicial Abuse in the Federal Courts (for example my petition to Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland and my political opponent the current (but for how much longer?) Member for Lalor Ms @JuliaGillard have never elicited so much as an acknowledgement let along a response from either of those 2 Federal Ministers. I guess our Families and Children are of no priority or consequence to the Australian Labor Party, which of course is the source of our current (but for how much longer?) Prime Minister and her Federal Attorney-General.

    I believe @TedBaillieu (who is not a lawyer) to be a man of integrity. And all Victorian Supreme Court Judicial Appointments from 2004 to late last year were made by former Australian Labor Party Ministers (including ex-Premier John Brumby and ex-Attorney-General Rob Hulls – who are both lawyers). So I am hopeful we will see a better reaction from @TedBaillieu than what was (not) given to this issue by Mr Baillieu’s Federal counterparts (Ms Gillard and Mr McClelland are of course both lawyers and have been involved in the many Federal Court Judicial appointments over the past 4 years.)

    Similar letters need to be sent to the other State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers. Anyone who wishes to assist me with these initiatives (including similar letters that I would like to write on behalf of Judicial Abuse Victims of the other State Judicial Systems) are welcome to contact me via email at james@jamesjohnson2020.com. All contacts will be treated with strictest confidence. I am especially keen to hear not just from additional victims but also to hear from persons able to donate time to assist but also, as is always the case, persons who are able to donations to fund each of these initiatives.

    I will later this week post here on https://jamesjohnsonchr.wordpress.com a full blog on this issue of Addressing Judicial Abuse including information for willing volunteers and financial donors. But please do not wait for my blog before contacting me to volunteer and/or to donate (see the link on my @JamesJohnsonCHR Twitter Bio – http://twitter.com/JamesJohnsonCHR for relevant information for volunteers and donations).

    The following is the full text of my letter last week to our Victorian Premier.

    – o0o –

    Friday 26 August 2011

    Hon Mr Ted Baillieu
    The Hon. Member for Hawthorn
    & Hon. Premier of Victoria
    Level 1, 1 Treasury Place Melbourne Vic 3000

    BY FACSIMILE: 9882 4051 // 9651 5054
    (Telephone: 9882 4088 // 9651 5000)


    Dear Mr Premier

    I am writing to you because I am in possession of information demonstrating serious misconducts and cover-ups committed individually and collectively by Justices of the Supreme Court of Victoria and other senior Court officers.

    You can understand the financial and emotional impacts of these denials, abuses and other perversions of justice by those who have sworn oaths to uphold justice. These are gross violations of legal and human rights and dignities. Cicero called this “the worst of all tyrannys.” The impacts on the victims are devastating. The impacts include shattered families with litigants being stripped of their assets, incomes, and dignities and left shattered and loaded up with debts.

    The relevant Justices and other Court officers are very powerful individuals. They are well-connected; not just among themselves but more broadly across government, and politically and financially. They are capable of all manner of reprisal actions against those who they have already devastated, to impede and to punish any who might wish to blow the whistle on them. The information I possess includes shocking demonstrations of just such reprisal actions.

    There is every reason to believe that the information in my possession is just the start of a mountain of misconduct that has been growing for a long, long time, and that there are many, many more victims and many, many more perpetrators.

    Please advise the proper avenue within Government to receive and action this information.

    Please advise what mechanisms are in place for the investigation and prosecution of the Supreme Court Judges and other Court officers identified in this information.

    Please advise what avenues are available to provide much needed financial and legal support and, eventually, for the restitution and compensation of these victims.

    Please advise what steps will be taken to protect these whistleblowers against (more) reprisal actions.

    Kind regards

    Independent Federal Candidate for Lalor
    Constitutional Human Rights Advocate
    Solicitor and Barrister of the High Court of Australia
    (Celebrating 20 Years of Legal Practice 1990 – 2010)

    “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” – Abraham Lincoln

    Posted by JamesJohnsonCHR | August 29, 2011, 1:55 am
  9. @JamesJohnsonCHR : Thank you for sharing your latest initiative. Your letter to the Premier of Victoria highlights the problems in our judicial institutions, symptomatic of how absolute power corrupts. The Civil Courts need to answer to the people whose lives they have ruined in government defendant cases. Losing family homes due to the well-documented government funded extra punitive processes, including perjury, lying to the detectives in formal criminal investigation, gross mis-use of the FOI act, malicious collusion to steal the plaintiffs’ compensation, etc., government bureaucrats use to subjugate plaintiffs and their families should be investigated by the Crime and Corruption Commission. Unfortunately, for us, even the CCC covered up the crimes by dancing around the truth. I’m concerned about the unchecked powers of the Civil Court Registrars who are only interested in serving the best interests of the government defendant. I have chronicled my only son’s case in a book I’m currently writing just in case I will die due to “mis-adventure”. Some of my friends warned me that “they” could hire a hit man to get rid of me. Well, they have done everything to shut me up, I’m still here and will be here until those responsible are made accountable.

    Posted by Arlen Wood | August 30, 2011, 4:07 am
  10. James. Good luck as you sound like a person on a mission, even if you are a lawyer.
    In God we trust, all others must bring data.

    Posted by Paul R Collins | September 25, 2011, 8:39 pm
  11. James
    This quote scares me …. as I know I should
    “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.” – Abraham Lincoln
    Yes I know I should get off my ass and do something, I do like what you are doing and what you stand for.

    I feel that you are a great role model for what needs to be done and you are doing just that… TAKING ACTION …. in the face if shite happening ….
    Cheers to you from Glenn.S

    Posted by Glenn Sinclair | May 18, 2012, 12:01 pm
  12. Glenn Sinclair ~ I totally agree. What James is working on is giving us, the victims of judicial abuse, a window of hope to make the lawyers and ancillary bureaucrats to work as real professionals. The courts must be a place where legitimate cases are heard justly, safely, honestly and where there is equality of all people in Law.

    Posted by Arlen Wood | May 18, 2012, 11:30 pm
    • @ Arlen – Yes I hope James can make a difference, but he probably needs people to stand up and be counted as well, don’t you think?

      This is where I most fear the system, how can ordinary people, like ourselves, stand up beside James and add to his voice, when most of us are chicken littles.

      I for one am scared by the almighty system but indeed I do make a small stand when I can. The fact that James is SO educated and a part of the system surely means that “they” will listen to him, won’t they?

      Posted by Glenn Sinclair | May 22, 2012, 2:21 pm
  13. @Glenn Sinclair ~ Thank you for sharing your thoughts. James stand on judicial abuse is akin to Mandela, Aung SSK etc. standing up for democracy. The opponents have the same agenda – power and the misuse of it. My family and I have been subjected to the most heinous of human rights abuse and that is control and disempowerment by government bureaucrats with self-imposed powers. If I did what these bullies did to me, I would have been thrown in the slammer. The question mark about their bureuacratic abuse is that they were doing it to a hard working mother caring for her child with mild disability, government servants committed alleged multiple crimes against, destroying his life and driving him over the edge. Nobody was ever indicted! The cover -ups were so widespread, from state to state, the family were subjected to malicious prosecution, malicious misrepresentation, fraud and theft of the victims compensation – the lowest form of theft because these well-heeled bullies were stealing from the poor to give to the rich. The legal system, orchestrated years of well documented harassment, intimidation, victimization, persecution and psychological abuse causing fear and damnation of the family’s quality of life. I cannot believe that a state government can do this. Attorneys General from both parties appear to condone systemic corruption with one ultimate goal to steal the plaintiff’s (victim) compensation. I am supporting Jame’s well-intentioned crusade because if he can prevent other families and thousands more before me, from going through what we experienced, it will be a win for Honesty, Integrity, Respect for People’s Human Rights and Equality of all Australian Citizens in Law. Perhaps, it is too late for my family but I am resilient and have spiritual strength and strong held belief that good can triumph over evil!

    Posted by Arlen Wood | May 23, 2012, 12:16 am
  14. My mother was deprived of her rights and liberty. When self-interest by a State Government results in it not abiding by their own Codes of Conduct, State Statute and it manipulates/controls all viable means to limit/prevent independent investigation into alleged offences of its own Offices (including criminal) then the Federal Government must act in the interests of Australian citizens’ denied/abused rights: the following quotes are a façade in South Australia while the SA Crown continues to avoid transparency and accountability and while other Governments (State and Federal) turn a blind eye to abuse of an Australian elderly and now disabled/protected person under two States Laws.
    • The principle called ‘Rule of Law’ is at the heart of individual freedom and liberal democracy ‘The rule of law embodies the simple principle that all state officials, whether elected or non-elected, should act within the law and the constitution, on the basis of powers that are legally circumscribed … .’
    • The Australian constitution section 117 prohibits the imposition of ‘any disability or discrimination’ on account of State residence.
    • 109 of the Constitution of Australia provides that: When a law of a State is inconsistent with a law of the Commonwealth, the latter shall prevail, and the former shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be invalid.

    Inconsistent applies to non-compliance to principles of the ‘Rule of Law’ and ‘invalid’ apply if not being acted on.
    All Governments demonstrate the urgent need for new thinking and enthusiasm in the ranks. The elderly and disabled victims offer an easy touch and a ‘Protected Person’ status just means once their rights are taken over by the Crown then proper protection is not exercised when the abuser is an Office of the Crown holding those rights. No pro-bono legal support is known to me to address such matters when against the Government: to date alleged Contempt of Court, Perjury and fraud go unchallenged though undisputable cogent evidence is held by all parties.
    James, respectfully I ask if you are elected to the Senate please seek a means to correct the crack in citizen protection when a resident of Queensland (or any State) is not protected under Queensland (or other States) or Federal Laws when the offender under SA Statute (SA Crown) will not enforce its own Laws (Rule of Law) against its own Offices.
    This matter is now very complex with many systemic aspects and the files the SA Crown want to close provide evidence of SA’s systemic problems within the SA Attorney-General’s Department that adversely impacted/impact on the lives of large numbers of Australian citizens: evidence has no value while it won’t be independently investigated and acted on. The SA Government know little viable/affordable support is available to challenge its abuses and that effectively it, the SA Crown/SA Attorney-General’s Department, is above transparency and accountability.

    Posted by Chris jenkinson | August 19, 2013, 2:09 pm

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