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In this excellent new book by Helen Irving, your questions about Australia's constitution are answered. Many people want to understand and take part in the debate about constitutional issues but they face a significant hurdle: the constitution is almost unreadable. Helen Irving, one of this country's foremost constitutional experts, puts various constitutional confusions to rest, and invites a general audience into an understanding of the issues that were once reserved for experts.
'In this book, Helen Irving provides a neat and innovative way of looking at Australia's constitution. She simplifies difficult and complex issues that go to the heart of our system of government.' Michelle Grattan
The Constitution does not mean what it says
The Constitution does not say what it means
The Constitution says some things without actually saying them
The Constitution fails to say things that might be important
The Constitution says things that contradict each other
Conclusion: The Constitution could say what it means and mean what it says (if we wanted it to)
Appendix: The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia
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ISBN: 9780521603706 ISBN-10: 0521603706 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 172 Published: 28th July 2008 Publisher: Cambridge University Press Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.23