Constitutional Law in Australia, 4th edition
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.
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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 new edition of the classic Hanks text on constitutional law is completely updated and re-written, for students and practitioners. The authors have brought to this edition their extensive knowledge of, and experience in, constitutional law, from both the academic and the professional perspectives. The book reflects 15 years of very significant growth and change in Australian constitutional law. It explores legal issues relating to the structure and functioning of government in Australia, in both its institutional and federal aspects. It is a comprehensive and authoritative account of the rules that structure and limit the exercise of political power in Australia. This edition will prove an invaluable addition to the library of students, scholars and practitioners alike.
All the major topics of constitutional law are covered, such as constitutional rights and freedoms, the principal heads of Commonwealth legislative power, the separation of the judicial power of the Commonwealth, the workings of Commonwealth, State and Territory parliaments and executive governments and the interaction between international law and constitutional law. The book covers the latest cases.
• High-quality text from a well-respected author team
• Gives the context of the subject in a clear writing style
• Harvey et al, LexisNexis Study Guide — Constitutional Law, 2nd ed, 2016
• Omar, LexisNexis Questions & Answers — Constitutional Law, 4th ed, 2015
• Price, LexisNexis Case Summaries — Constitutional Law, 6th ed, 2016
• Siow, Constitutional Law at a Glance, 2015
• Trone, Quick Reference Card — Constitutional Law, 2015
Table of contents
- The Parliament
- Legislative Procedures
- The Executive
- The Legal Aspects of Federation
- Fiscal Power
- Control of Economic Activity
- The Commonwealth in the International Community
- The Separation of Powers
- Rights and Freedoms
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