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Australian Constitutional Landmarks

Author: H. P. Lee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139450355
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Australian Constitutional Landmarks presents the most significant cases and controversies in the Australian constitutional landscape up to its original publication in 2003. Including the Communist Party case, the dismissal of the Whitlam government, the Free Speech cases, a discussion of the race power, the Lionel Murphy saga, and the Tasmanian Dam case, this book highlights turning points in the shaping of the Australian nation since Federation. Each chapter clearly examines the legal and political context leading to the case or controversy and the impact on later constitutional reform. With contributions by leading constitutional lawyers and judges, as well as two former chief justices, this book will appeal to members of the judiciary, lawyers, political scientists, historians and people with a general interest in Australian politics, government and history.

State Constitutional Landmarks

Author: George Winterton
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862876071
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Fifteen landmark cases and controversies of parliamentary government in the Australian colonies and States are recounted in all their political and legal drama by some of Australias leading constitutional scholars. Topics covered include the amazing saga of Justice Boothby in the 1860s; Privy Council decisions establishing the plenary power of colonial legislatures; the dismissal of New South Wales (NSW) Premier Jack Lang in 1932; the resolution of deadlocks between State legislative Houses; the making of the Australia Acts 1986; debate on the separation of judicial power in the States; the survival of the NSW Legislative Council; the power to expel an MP in NSW; one-vote, one-value in Western Australia; affirmation of the rule of law in Western Australia; the Franca Arena saga in NSW; and the power to force ministers to produce documents in NSW.

Australia S Constitution After Whitlam

Author: Brendan Lim
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108132693
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Australia's constitutional crisis of 1975 was not simply about the precise powers of the Senate or the Governor-General. It was about competing accounts of how to legitimate informal constitutional change. For Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, and the parliamentary tradition that he invoked, national elections sufficiently legitimated even the most constitutionally transformative of his goals. For his opponents, and a more complex tradition of popular sovereignty, more decisive evidence was required of the consent of the people themselves. This book traces the emergence of this fundamental constitutional debate and chronicles its subsequent iterations in sometimes surprising institutional configurations: the politics of judicial appointment in the Murphy Affair; the evolution of judicial review in the Mason Court; and the difficulties Australian republicanism faced in the Howard Referendum. Though the patterns of institutional engagement have varied, the persistent question of how to legitimate informal constitutional change continues to shape Australia's constitution after Whitlam.

Constitutional Advancement In A Frozen Continent

Author: H. P. Lee
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862877610
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Australia has been called the "frozen continent" for its many failures to effect changes to the Constitution via the processes prescribed in section 128. And yet this rigid referendum process has not impeded constitutional advancement. Today the Australian polity wields broad-ranging national powers over most spheres of activities in Australia. The High Court of Australia plays a pivotal role in ensuring that a document devised in a horse and buggy era continues to be of relevance in an age of fast-paced modernity. A broad spectrum of distinguished legal scholars and jurists engage in thoughtful and critical exegesis to explain the continuing evolution of the Australian Constitution.The book was originally conceived as a festschrift to mark George Winterton's retirement as Professor of Constitutional Law at Sydney University. He worked closely with H P Lee on the shaping of the framework of the volume and, in particular, worked very closely with Peter Gerangelos on the chapter which now appears under his name, a chapter which should be regarded as one co-authored with George Winterton. Unfortunately, George passed away without seeing the fruits of his labours. The book stands as a mark of admiration and respect for an outstanding and inspirational scholar.

Law And Government In Australia

Author: Matthew Groves
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862875883
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An unrivalled collection of scholars contribute to a book to explore how law and government may affect each other. The authors are all leaders in their field and have joined to honour one of Australia’s most distinguished legal scholars - Enid Campbell -who was recently awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for her services to the law and legal scholarship. The contributors examine problems within their special field of expertise. The constitutional law experts and their topics include: George Winterton on the changing role of the Governor-General Leslie Zines who examines one of the unresolved issues of intergovernmental immunities HP Lee who explains the implications of the High Court’s most recent decisions on the implied freedom of political communication Jeff Goldsworthy who considers the extent to which a government can bind its successor The administrative law experts and their topics include: Mark Aronson who asks whether the doctrine of nullity has a future in Australian law Bruce Dyer who explains how the High Court has refashioned the ‘legitimate expectation’ and what that means for the requirements of natural justice Dennis Pearce, a former Commonwealth Ombudsman, who examines the most important issues facing Ombudsmen today Sir Anthony Mason who asks whether estoppel has a place in Australian public law.The papers that cover other important legal issues relevant to government include: Matthew Groves who details how the declining role of ministerial responsibility affects the operation of judicial review Mike Taggart, New Zealand’s most eminent legal scholar, who explains the history of legislation used by Attorneys-General to have the most difficult people declared vexatious Richard Garnett, who explains the choices faced by the Australian government in the future of conflict of laws Enid Campbell examines the writings of the legendary American scholar Lon Fuller. She asks whether some government decision-making is just not suited to review by the courts.

International Trade And Business Law Review

Author: Gabriel Moens:
Publisher: Routledge Cavendish
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The International Trade and Business Law Review publishes leading articles, comments and case notes, as well as book reviews dealing with international trade and business law, arbitration law, foreign law and comparative law. It provides the legal and business communities with information, knowledge and understanding of recent developments in international trade, business and international commercial arbitration. The Review contributes in a scholarly way to the discussion of these developments while being informative and having practical relevance to business people and lawyers. The Review also devotes a section to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and publishes the memoranda prepared by teams coached by Professor Gabriël A. Moens. The Review is edited at the Murdoch University School of Law in Perth, Australia. The Editors-in-Chief are Mr Roger Jones, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, Chicago and Gabriël A. Moens, Dean and Professor of Law, Murdoch Law School. It is an internationally-refereed journal. The Review is supervised by an international board of editors that consists of leading international trade law practitioners and academics from the European Union, the United States, Asia and Australia. The Student Editors for Volume XI are Adam Totaro and Peter Clay from the Murdoch Law School.

Landmark Cases In Criminal Law

Author: Philip Handler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1509909311
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Criminal cases raise difficult normative and legal questions, and are often a consequence of compelling human drama. In this collection, expert authors place leading cases in criminal law in their historical and legal contexts, highlighting their significance both in the past and for the present. The cases in this volume range from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Many of them are well known to modern criminal lawyers and students; others are overlooked landmarks that deserve reconsideration. The essays, often based on extensive and original archival research, range over a wide spectrum of criminal law, covering procedure and doctrine, statute and common law, individual offences and general principles. Together, the essays explore common themes, including the scope of criminal law and criminalisation, the role of the jury, and the causes of change in criminal law.

The Australian Constitution In Context

Author: Katherine Lindsay
Publisher: Lawbook Company
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The analysis & critical appraisal of primary legal materials are the cornerstones of a deep & effective understanding of constitutional law. The Australian Constitution in Context is designed to introduce students to the text of the Commonwealth Constitution, & the other primary sources of constitutional law, including statutes & case law interpreting the provisions of the constitutional document. Designed as a resource book, it focuses on encouraging students to engage with original sources, in order to develop critical skills for analysis, alerting them to the contexts within which the sources function. The text also provides exercises calling upon students to reflect, not just on the language of the constitutional document, but also upon the history of its interpretation, & the social context within which constitutional disputes arise & are settled. Through the exercises & case studies students will develop an appreciation of the multiple facets of constitutional law, knowledge of the role & function of governmental institutions, & an understanding of core conceptual & theoretical issues. The questions & research exercises are supplemented by other activities, which include revision exercises & terminology lists for revision & individual assessment. These activities are designed to complement & support the exercises, & sharpen students' skills.