VICTOR JAMES ZAMMIT's
JAMES ZAMMIT's BACKGROUND
Victor James Zammit, B.A.(Psych.)
(Univ.of NSW), Grad. Dip.Ed. (Univ. Tech.Syd.), M.A. (Legal
Hist.,Constl. Law)(Univ.of NSW), LL.B.(Univ.of NSW), Ph.D.,
lawyer, Euro-Australian, is a retired attorney (solicitor/barrister)
of the Supreme Court of the New South Wales and the High
Court of Australia.
CAREER AS A LAWYER– Very Brief
Victor was a Solicitor of the Supreme
Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia
are a matter of governmental and lawyers’ records.
Victor was first registered as a student-at-law with the
Barristers Admission Board, Supreme Court registration number
worked as an attorney in the Local Courts, District and
Supreme Courts in Sydney.
In the State of New South Wales,
most Australian States - as well as in Canada - the legal
profession is "fused" which means that a lawyer
can be either a solicitor or barrister both of which are
known as attorneys and can practice law in all jurisdictions
including the Supreme Court.
One particular significant legal
matter Victor was involved in was the R v Borg case in 1979
when he, with another lawyer, were amongst the first to
successfully use ‘dissociative reaction to provocation’
as a defence to murder at the District Court in Parramatta
before Mr Justice Yeldham. This is a matter of public record
and the case was also reported in The Sydney Morning Herald,
a mainstream newspaper in the State of New South Wales,
In November 1978 'Premier' of the
State of New South Wales’, Mr Neville Wran Queen’s
Counsellor, - the
equivalent to a State Governor in the United States - appointed
Victor with exclusive powers, authority and jurisdiction
to enquire into the hostage shooting of Abou-Ali who was
an innocent bystander and was taken as a hostage by an armed
bank robber Dragosevich. The enquiry was to find out who
shot dead the innocent hostage – the police or the
bank robber. This procedure was similar to a formal Enquiry
Commission. It was one of the most sensational and most
controversial cases ever in Australia where Dragosevich,
the bank robber, was shot dead by the police. A report on
the case was published by the newspaper THE SUN on page
5 Tuesday November 12th 1978 (Fairfax Press), the journalist
who reported the case was tough well known Sydney journalist,
Peter Charley. Another tough Sydney journalist Andrew Fowler
also reported extensively about it. (see external press
source confirming Victor worked as a litigation
lawyer in one of the most controversial criminal
cases in Australian criminal law).
In the early years Victor worked
part time with a law enforcement agency - a paramilitary
covert group and the police prosecution.
For a number of years Victor had
his own law practice at Sydney’s Kings Cross where
he was the founding president of the local Chamber of Commerce.
AS AN AUTHOR
Victor Zammit wrote A LAWYER PRESENTS THE CASE
FOR THE AFTERLIFE (National Library of Australia Card No.
and ISBN 0-9580115-0-8), which is on the internet. This
book has been translated into Italian, Portuguese, Spanish,
Dutch and now is in the process of being translated into
German and French.
The same book has been translated into Russian and published
in Russia. It is
now being sold in Russian bookshops.
Victor also authored a book about his time as an orator
on human rights at Sydney Speakers’ Corner. Called
The Domain Speaker - see picture left, it contained
and photos (Standard Publishing
House, 1981, Sydney- (National Library of Australia Card
Number ISBN 0 959 3733 0 6)
(Youtube video: Victor the orator when he was at Speakers'
Corner: see below)
For the last eleven years he has
sent out a weekly Friday Afterlife Report to thousands of
subscribers around the world.
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITIES
The mainstream national newspaper Telegraph Dec 22nd 1980
reports that Victor organized human rights demonstrations
outside the United States Consulate, in Park Street, Sydney
to protest against the Ayatollah Homeini taking American
hostages in Iran in 1979. Victor organized over a hundred
human rights public meetings in the period 1970-1980.
The mainstream newspaper The Sydney
Morning Herald published a report ‘Iran Crisis Protest’
identifying Victor as the organizer of protest mass meeting
on Thursday 20th December 1979. Other mainstream national
newspaper The Telegraph also reported Victor’s pro-American
Human Rights demonstrations. At that time in 1979, Victor
was a member of the United Nations Association of New South
Wales - Human Rights committee member.
On three occasions within six months Victor debated
the brilliant lawyer former Attorney- General and former
State Leader of the Liberal Party, His Hon. John Dowd A.O.,
Q.C., (later a Supreme Court Judge see picture below
left- now University
Chancellor at Southern Cross University the debate on the
of Rights for Australia. (Picture top left shows his
Hon. John Dowd speaking, Victor, right of picture.) Previously,
the Honorable John Dowd was also the Leader of the conservative
political Liberal Party (NSW -1981-83) and later Attorney
The first debate was held at the University of New South
Wales in 1989; the second debate at Humanist House Sydney
and at the third debate at the Wayside Theatre, Kings Cross.
Victor was a student politician at the University of New
South Wales Students' Union - and was elected as Talks &
Symposium Officer there. He organized and chaired meetings
for five Australian Prime Ministers- John Howard, Gough
Whitlam, Malcolm Frazer, Bob Hawke and William McMahon -
as well as for senior and other ministers such as Premier
Neville Wran and other VIPs. These VIPs were invited to
include human rights issues in Australia.
SPEAKERS' CORNER: Mostly during his student days,
Victor for some eight years was also in big demand as an
orator at Sydney's
Domain Speakers' Corner and London's Hyde Park Speakers
Youtube video: See Victor the orator when he was
at Speakers' Corner at Sydney and Hyde Park, London - put
on large screen on your computer and put sound on for background
The record shows that Victor did
(and still does) volunteer
work in legal aid and legal referral. For over a decade
1970-1980 on Sundays Victor volunteered his professional
services as meetings co-ordinator and chairperson at the
'Wayside Theatre' at Potts Point, Sydney. It was basically
a venue for grassroots political and social justice activity.
He worked closely with the legendary spiritually radical,
charismatic leader, the Rev. Ted Noffs, and was influenced
by his teaching of universal consciousness and respect for
all religions and non religionists. He was attracted by
the philosophy of the Wayside Chapel - “I am a Catholic,
a Protestant, a Jew, a Muslim, a Sikh, a Buddhist, a Hindu
... I am part of all religions past, present and future,
because I am a human being and nothing is alien to me ...”
Further, the emphasis at the Wayside was on social justice,
in doing for the good of humanity and not on beliefs.
Victor was initially suspicious of the New Age Movement
for what appeared to be its blatant commercial exploitation
of people’s basic instinctual tendency for spiritual
development. However after many years as an open-minded
skeptic he had a number of repeated psychic/mediumistic
experiences which set him questioning, reading and researching.
Adopting a scientific criterion, Victor was able to select
that information which could withstand and pass the many
rigid tests of repeatability and objectivity.
AFTERLIFE WRITER AND RESEARCHER
Victor is now a full time writer and researcher on empirical
evidence for the afterlife. His book is being accessed by
thousands of people from around the world including all
the English speaking countries and Russia, Africa, Asian
countries, South Americas, European countries. On his website
Victor keeps readers abreast of emerging evidence and links
with others active in investigating the afterlife.
SPONSORED ONE MILLION
Since 2001 Victor has put on his website one million dollars
challenge to anyone in the world who could show that the
afterlife evidence is not valid. Eleven years later, no
scientist, no physicist, no biologist, no psychologist,
no empiricist, no skeptical debunker - no one has been able
to specifically show where, when, how and why the afterlife
evidence is not or cannot be valid.
As a journalist/writer Since 2002
Victor has had a regular half page column in the newspaper
Psychic World and is its Australian representative: Psychic
World Publishing Co. Ltd. P.O. Box 14, Greenford, Middlesex,
UB6 OUF. England.
Victor was interviewed by Francis
Wilkins, journalist, about his empirical afterlife research
for the ultra conservative Australian lawyers’ journal
LAWYERS’ WEEKLY (N.S.W) 27th April 2001.