Australian Constitutional Law and Government

An engaging, accessible and comprehensive guide to constitutional law in Australia

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409352139
Release Date: December 14, 2020
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Product description

Australian Constitutional Law and Government offers an accessible introduction to constitutional law in Australia. It provides students, practitioners, government professionals and the general reader with an informative and readable guide to Australian constitutional law as applied in government at both federal and State level.

The authoritative author team combine narrative explanations, discussion and analysis of the key principles with case summaries, legislative references and short extracts. In addition, the text includes valuable pedagogical features such as diagrams and conceptual maps, case studies, exam-style questions and further reading. A topical discussion of the constitutional impacts of the Covid19 pandemic is included in a ‘Covid Coda’ at the end of relevant chapters.


• Clear and accessible discussion of constitutional law principles
• Covers all key topics
• Extensive pedagogic features
• Includes short selected primary source extracts

Related Titles

• Harvey et al, LexisNexis Study Guide: Constitutional law, 3rd ed, 2018
• Meagher et al, Hanks Australian Constitutional Law: Materials and Commentary, 10th ed, 2017
• Moens & Trone, Lumb, Moens & Trone The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia Annotated, 9th ed, 2016

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Table of contents

  1. Constitutions and Concepts

  2. Indigenous Peoples and the Australian State

  3. Interpretive Techniques

  4. Citizens, Democracy and Representation

  5. Legislative Powers

  6. Executive Power and Accountability

  7. Judicial Power

  8. State Constitutions

  9. Commonwealth–State Relations: Federalism

  10. Rights, Liberties and Restrictions

  11. Dismissal and Other Constitutional Crises

  12. Amendment and Reform