Constitutional Law in Australia, 5th edition

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to Australian constitutional law

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409357394
Release Date: June 20, 2024
AUD$ 195.00
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Release Date: June 20, 2024
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Product description

Constitutional Law in Australia explores major themes and issues relating to the structure and function of government in Australia, in both its institutional and federal aspects. Drawing on formal constitutional documents, legislation, judicial decisions, political practice and academic commentary, this text offers a guide to the legal aspects of government in Australia and a critical evaluation of the growth of constitutional rules and concepts. The work is a comprehensive, authoritative and critical account of the rules which structure and reflect the exercise of political power in Australia.

This fifth edition has been extensively revised and updated, including by addressing the tsunami of litigation on s 44, the many significant decisions over the last 7 years on Chapter III (including Burns v Corbett, NZYQ v Minister for Immigration and Benbrika v Minister for Home Affairs), the High Court’s recent re-engagement with the aliens power (including in Love v Commonwealth) and the most recent decision on s 90 (Vanderstock v Victoria).

This authoritative text is an invaluable resource for practitioners, students and scholars alike.


• Clear, expert commentary and analysis
• Covers all major topics of constitutional law
• Authoritative author team of leading constitutional lawyers

Related Titles

• Bateman et al, Hanks’ Australian Constitutional Law: Materials and Commentary, 11th ed, 2021
• Gussen, LexisNexis Questions & Answers: Constitutional Law, 5th ed, 2024
• Harvey et al, LexisNexis Study Guide: Constitutional Law, 4th ed, 2023
• Price, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Constitutional Law, 7th ed, 2024


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Table of contents

  • Ch 1 – Introduction

  • Ch 2 – The Parliament

  • Ch 3 – Legislative Procedures

  • Ch 4 – The Executive

  • Ch 5 – The Legal Aspects of Federation

  • Ch 6 – Fiscal Power

  • Ch 7 – Control of Economic Activity

  • Ch 8 – Commonwealth in the International Community

  • Ch 9 – The Separation of Powers

  • Ch 10 – Rights and Freedoms