PHOTO: Wayne Glew was joined by supporters who travelled from across Australia to see him face court in Geraldton. ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt: Laura Meachim

A long-running dispute in Western Australia has ended with a ‘sovereign citizen’ having his property seized and sold from under him.

Wayne Kenneth Glew, from Geraldton, owed his council $300,000 in rates and legal costs, which he refused to pay because he believed local governments were unconstitutional.

Mr Glew is one of an informal movement of ‘freemen’ or ‘sovereign citizens’, who believed Australian legislative laws only applied if you consented to them.