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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....

Council of Australian Governments 0

Council of Australian Governments

Council of Australian Governments – meeting of PM, Premiers, Chief Ministers and the President of the ALGA Established in 1992 by Keating Role: to initiate, develop and monitor the implementation of policy reforms that...

The Changing Federal Balance 0

The Changing Federal Balance

The Federal Balance ‘State’s righters’ are a group of people who wish to protect the powers and rights of the States and stop the Commonwealth on encroaching on residual powers Centralists are those who...

Imbalance of power examples 0

Imbalance of power examples

Examples Constitution s 109 says that if there is an inconsistency between State law and Federal law, the Federal law prevails s 87 and s 94 allow the Commonwealth to take duties from Customs...

Vertical Fiscal Imbalance and Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation 0

Vertical Fiscal Imbalance and Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation

Vertical Fiscal Imbalance Refers to the difference between the amount of revenue collected by each level of government and the amount it spends The C’th raises 80% of the revenue, but spends only 50%...

Federalism 0

Federalism

Division of powers Powers are distributed between a central government and various regional governments. If any one government gains too much or too little power, the federal balance is upset and it falls apart...

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....

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