This book considers the concepts underlying our Constitution and explores constitutional decision-making in context. It reviews all of the important constitutional decisions of the High Court of Australia, and exposes the issues that arise in those decisions to a critical analysis. The book covers all major areas of study in both constitutional law and public law.
Updates for this edition include the two Williams cases in which the High Court reworked the executive power of the Commonwealth to contract and spend; recent cases developing the Kable principles and considering the validity of State laws against Chapter III implications; important recent cases on the implied freedom of political communication; recent cases on s 92 of the Constitution dealing with internet trade and commerce.
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. Covers all major areas of study in constitutional and public law
. Most up-to-date Constitutional Law casebook
. Authoritative teaching source
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Dan Meagher is an Associate Professor at the School of Law, Deakin University. His research interests are in constitutional law, human rights law and statutory interpretation.
Amelia Simpson is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University. Her research and publishing has focused on domestic and comparative constitutional law and interpretation, with a particular interest in federalism and non-discrimination as a principle of intergovernmental relations.
James Stellios is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University. His research interests include constitutional law, federal judicial system, Chapter II of the Constitution, administrative law and trial by jury.
Fiona Wheeler is a Professor in the ANU College of Law, ANU. Her research is primarily in the area of constitutional law, with a particular interest in courts and the judicial system and the history of the High Court of Australia.
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Australian Constitutional Law
2. Commonwealth Legislative Powers
3. Federalism: the Legal Relations
4. Federalism: the Fiscal Relations
5. The Parliaments and Legislative Procedures
6. The Executive
7. The Australian Judicial System
8. Rights and Freedoms