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Australian Public Law provides a foundation for understanding the ideas and principles that underpin Australian public law and develops a concept of public law through analysis of the mechanisms of power and control.Now in its third edition, this text provides a theoretical framework for investigating and interpreting the Australian Constitution while introducing the core concepts that are required for the study of constitutional and administrative law. New to this EditionNew chapter on ‘Public Law and Statutory Interpretation’Explanation and analysis of new developments, including: The developments in constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including the 2016−2017 Regional Dialogues and First Nations Constitutional Convention leading to the creation of the Uluru Statement from the HeartThe failed attempt at federalism reform under the 2014 White Paper processPlebiscites with a focus on the 2017 same-sex marriage plebisciteThe High Court decisions on section 44 of the Constitution regarding the eligibility of parliamentarians (including the dual-citizenship cases)Recent developments in the High Court’s implied freedom of political communication and freedom of association casesThe High Court’s recent decisions regarding Chapter III of the Constitution Key FeaturesComprehensive coverage of the foundational principles of public lawClear discussion and analysis of the Parliament and democratic process, the executive, the tribunal system and the judiciaryExamples and case studies that demonstrate real-life applications of public lawThorough and clear explanations of complex principlesWritten in an engaging and accessible style
TABLE OF CASES AND STATUTESPART ONE: INTRODUCING AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC LAW 1. The Idea of Public Law 2. The Development of Public Law in Australia 3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Australian Public Law 4. A Federal Commonwealth PART TWO: THE PEOPLE AND THEIR GOVERNMENT 5. Democracy and Representative Government 6. Parliamentary Process and Legislative Power PART THREE: THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE 7. The Executive 8. Executive Accountability PART FOUR: THE JUDICIARY 9. The Judiciary and the Separation of Judicial Power 10. The Separation of Powers Applied: Rights, Exceptions and State Courts 11. Public Law and Statutory Interpretation PART FIVE: EXTERNAL INFLUENCES ON AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC LAW 12. Human Rights in Australia 13. International Influences on Australian Public LawINDEX
ISBN: 9780190310899 ISBN-10: 0190310898 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 592 Published: 22nd October 2018 Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 19.0
Edition Number: 3 Edition Type: Revised