Australian Constitutional Landmarks

Australian Constitutional Landmarks

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Australian Constitutional Landmarks presents the most significant cases and controversies in the Australian constitutional landscape up to its original publication in 2003. Including the Communist Party case, the dismissal of the Whitlam government, the Free Speech cases, a discussion of the race power, the Lionel Murphy saga, and the Tasmanian Dam case, this book highlights turning points in the shaping of the Australian nation since Federation. Each chapter clearly examines the legal and political context leading to the case or controversy and the impact on later constitutional reform. With contributions by leading constitutional lawyers and judges, as well as two former chief justices, this book will appeal to members of the judiciary, lawyers, political scientists, historians and people with a general interest in Australian politics, government and history.

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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 703.06g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0521152852
  • 9780521152853
  • 466,123

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Review of the hardback: 'It is a worthy tribute to the Court and deserves to succeed in its aim of making the Court's achievements accessible to a wider audience interested in Australian politics, government and history.' Public Law Review of the hardback: 'This is an excellent collection. Besides the well-crafted chapters, political cartoons from various sources bring a lighter touch to the weighty issues they illustrate. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about Australian constitutional law.' Singapore Journal of Legal Studies

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