Jeremy Jones on behalf of the ECAJ v The Bible Believers Church
Brief outline from the FOC report:
The applicant Mr Jeremy Jones is the authorised representative of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry for the purpose of conducting the present proceedings, and has brought this application on his own behalf and on behalf of that Council. The application was filed on 18 May 2005, and was made pursuant to s 46PO(1) of the Human Rights And Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (Cth) (‘HREOC Act’), following upon the termination of a complaint made to the President of the Human Rights And Equal Opportunity Commission (‘HREOC’) in accordance withs 46PH(1)(i) of the HREOC Act, the President being Mr von Doussa QC (formerly Justice von Doussa of this Court). That complaint was originally made to HREOC on 25 August 2004. The proceedings were originally commenced by Mr Jones in those respective capacities as applicant against The Bible Believers’ Church, conceivably an unincorporated association and originally the sole respondent, by the application filed on 18 May 2005, which initiating process was supported by an affidavit ofMr JD Landis sworn on 17 May 2005. A formal extension of time for that purpose was sanctioned by order of the Court made on 22 June 2005. Subsequently by order of the Court made on 21 July 2005 pursuant to Order 6 Rule 2 of the Federal Court Rules, there was added as second respondent to the proceedings Mr Anthony Grigor- Scott, who has described himself as a pastor of The Bible Believers’ Church, and who has conducted what may be described as denial of the complaint and resistance to consequential relief in person.