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Quotes and Examples – Federalism and the Constitution 0

Quotes and Examples – Federalism and the Constitution

Quotes Alfred Deakin The rights of self-government of the States have been fondly supposed to be safeguarded by the Constitution. It has left them legally free but financially bound to the chariot wheels of...

The High Court and the Federal Balance essay 0

The High Court and the Federal Balance essay

The Australian Constitution vests the judicial power of the Commonwealth of Australia in the High Court (s 71). In ss 75 and 76, it is given the power to adjudicate in disputes between States...

High Court cases – Federalism 0

High Court cases – Federalism

Industrial Relations External Affairs (s 51 xxix) Finance 1904 – D’Emden v Pedder Upheld the ‘implied immunities’ and ‘implied prohibitions’ doctrine, protecting intergovernmental interference. Tasmanian law requiring a C’th employee to pay stamp duty was overturned....

Local Government proposal 0

Local Government proposal

Proposal: Whether local councils, the tier of government which is closest to people’s everyday lives, should be recognised in the Australian Constitution, possibly in s 96 so that C’th can directly grant money to...

Recognition of Aborigines in the Constitution 0

Recognition of Aborigines in the Constitution

Formal, constitutional recognition of the status of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders Initiated by the Aboriginal and TSI Commission Altering s 25 and 51 xxvi Section 25 holds the possibility that a State may...

1999 Republic Referendum 0

1999 Republic Referendum

A proposed law: to alter the Constitution to establish the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic with the Queen and Governor-General being replaced by a President appointed by a two-thirds majority of the members...

Anatomy of the Constitution 0

Anatomy of the Constitution

Introduction A constitution is a document, written or unwritten that sets out the structures, processes, functions and powers of the government. It essentially governs the governors, protecting the people from the abuse of power....

Westminster conventions 0

Westminster conventions

The Westminster system is a parliamentary system of government modelled after the gov’t of the UK. Examples: A sovereign head of state, the nominal holder of executive power, and holds many reserve or prerogative powers...

Constitutional conventions 0

Constitutional conventions

A convention is a set of agreed standards and ways of doing things, often taking the form of a custom. It is not a law, but merely an expectation of how one must behave....

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