I have not done this and new to this Aussie site, though I have done tonnes of research on this in the USA. Yes it does work but you have to know the triggers they will use to trick you in court, so you really need to understand who they are and what kind of court and authority they have.
Maybe the guy in the newspaper article went off half cocked and didn’t know enough about the process, the trick is the key words, always, the RIGHT WORDS must be used to break the spell.
Or maybe, this is a fake story to discourage people, if that is the case then there must be a lot of people doing this. I never believe their stories and even less when there is not enough detail. Although, you can never trust the Aust Judicial system, it is as corrupt as can be.