It is a 'special' country.
It was started off as a chartered corporation by the invading forces.
No one really 'owns' the land here, but sshh don't tell the corporate media this.
Let's have a look at how these unlawful entities called city councils are destroying peoples lives, where there is a remedy for this in the form of a class action lawsuit (http://localgovernmentclassaction.com.au/), but again ssshhh don't tell the corporate media this.
Here is an article from 6 Nov 2017 as presented by msn.com with the headline:
Every man's caravan is his castle as WA landowner fights to live in 'middle of nowhere'
It's like something out of The Castle: a man living in a caravan on land he owns in outback WA facing eviction by the local council.
Self-described introvert Roland Gopel has found his own patch of paradise on top of a hill overlooking the townsite of Menzies, 730km inland from Perth.
The 58-year-old, with a thick grey beard and flowing hair, lives alone in bushland in a caravan borrowed from a friend, with only the flies for company.
Leaving Perth behind because of sky-high rental prices, he settled on Menzies, population 250, two years ago for its affordability.
"I was getting nowhere renting in Perth … I couldn't find a place where I could afford," Mr Gopel said.
"I ended up moving five times within one year in Perth and I'd had a gutful of moving around."
The sprawling views of the bushland are only interrupted by his closest neighbour, Prospector Pete, and the trains that roar past the back of his block.
He has no toilet or sewerage, periodically emptying a bucket at the local caravan park, but has his own rainwater tank for drinking and showering.
There are solar panels set up for electricity, though not enough power in his 12 batteries to run air conditioning, as well as a satellite dish for internet for the self-confessed computer nerd.
Man just wants to be left alone
MrGopel says he pays his rates and should be left alone to live in peace, although he concedes that is looking highly unlikely.
He is being penalised $50 a day for what the Shire of Menzies calls "camping illegally".
Shire CEO Rhonda Evans said there was an incorrect belief within some sections of the community that people who pay their rates can do what they want with their property.
She declined to comment further because the matter is still before the courts.
On August 1, Mr Gopel was fined $1,000 plus court costs of $1,745.50, while the Shire began seeking a $50 daily penalty.
The fine has grown to $4,750 in the three months since his last court appearance.
Man says he has nowhere else to go
MrGopel has lived something of a nomadic existence, holding various jobs as a pig farmer and most recently as a truck driver, and is now in the process of applying for a disability pension.
He has told the Shire "they're dreaming" if they expect him to pay the fines, maintaining no-one has the right to tell him what to do on his property.
Mr Gopel described the legal action taken by the council as "government overreach".
"There's no mortgage, I pay my rates but I have no services," he said.
"I'm doing no harm. There are quite a few of the locals who have no problem with me being here.
"If I didn't live here I'd be homeless."
Court date set for later this month
MrGopel said he sees parallels between his story and the movie, The Castle, the fictional story of a working class family's fight to stay in its Melbourne home after the government moves to compulsorily acquire the land for an airport expansion.
The movie ended up in the High Court, but Mr Gopel's due to appear next in the Leonora Magistrate's Court on November 21.
He is undecided whether he will attend court, or whether he will engage legal counsel.
"I haven't quite decided. I might see if I can get some legal aid," he said.