Introduction to Australian Public Law, 5th edition

Essential resource on public law for students and practitioners

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409342598
Release Date: April 01, 2016
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409342604
Release Date: April 01, 2016
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Introduction to Australian Public Law provides an account of contemporary Australian Public Law for students in Australian Law Schools. The book covers current issues such as the recognition of Indigenous Australians as well as key concepts that apply to both the Commonwealth and State jurisdictions such as the rule of law and the separation of powers.

Areas of law covered include the role of public international law in Australian public law, Election law, the Ombudsman office, human rights as well as state legislative power and executive power. Each chapter has suggested study questions and a select list of further reading.


  • Learning objectives at the start of each chapter introduces key topics and concepts covered in that chapter
  • Study questions assist students to consolidate their knowledge
  • Further reading provides students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge.
  • Contemporary take on key concepts as well as current debates.

Related Titles

Clarke, Keyzer & Stellios, Hanks Australian Constitutional Law – materials & commentary, 9th ed, 2012
Keyzer, Principles of Australian Constitutional Law, 4ed, 2013
Moens & Trone, Lumb, Moens & Trone The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia Annotated, 2011
Trone, Quick Reference Card — Constitutional Law, 2012


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Table of contents

  1. The Scope of Public Law

  2. Indigenous Australians and Public Law

  3. The Rule of Law

  4. Separation of Powers and Judicial Power

  5. Legislative Power

  6. Parliamentary Privilege

  7. Electing the Legislatures

  8. The Executive

  9. Judicial Independence

  10. Judicial Review

  11. The Ombudsman

  12. Human Rights

  13. Public International Law