Australian Constitutional Landmarks

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  • Copyright: 2010-08-19
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Highlighting turning points in the shaping of the Australian nation since Federation, this collection examines cases from their legal and political context, through their implementation and eventual impact on constitutional reform. Contributions by well-known constitutional lawyers, judges and two former chief justices ensure the value of the analysis.

Table of Contents

List of cases
List of Commonwealth constitution provisions
List of statutes
List of contributors
Introduction: the Commonwealth's constitutional century
The emergence of the Commonwealth constitution
The engineers' case
The uniform income tax cases
The Bank Nationalisation cases: the defeat of Labor's most controversial economic initiative
The Communist Party case
Fitzpatrick and Browne: imprisonment by a house of parliament
The Boilermakers case
The race power: a constitutional chimera
The double dissolution cases
1975: The dismissal of the Whitlam government
The Tasmanian Dam case
The Murphy Affair in retrospect
The Privy Council and the constitution
Cole v Whitfield: 'absolutely free' trade?
The 'labour relations power' in the constitution and public sector employees
The implied freedom of political communication
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