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The Annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth (Revised)
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The Annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth (Revised)

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Published Dec 2014 (LexisNexis)
ISBN: 9780409337211. Soft Cover.
Description

Quick, J.; Garran, R.

The Annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth, Revised Edition is a modernisation of a classic text and a must have for anyone serious about fighting hard to save our freedoms.

 

Format: Paperback

DESCRIPTION

The Annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth, Revised Edition is a modern and accessible version of a classic text. This is a remarkable and unique text, which keeps on giving to us, the citizens, who are the true beneficiaries of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia.

 

The 1901 Annotated version of the constitution By Quick and Garran was written quite shortly after the Australian Constitution was written.

 

This book offers interpretation of what the constitution actually means in law and how different sections, once combined with each other, offer greater clarity to each section and a deeper meaning.

 

Features:

• Revised Layout providing easy navigation

• Original page numbers

• The Constitution is given extensive section by section treatment.

• An extensive historical introduction to the Annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth

• Widely cited in both case law and scholarly writings

• Table of High Court cases citing the 1901 edition

AUTHOR

John Quick LL.D. (14 April 1852 – 17 June 1932) of the Victorian Bar, one of the representatives of Victoria in the National Australasian Convention 1897-8

 

When Federation was inaugurated on 1 January 1901, Quick was knighted in recognition of his services to the federation movement. On the same day, Quick and Robert Garran published The Annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth.

 

Robert Randolph Garran M.A (10 February 1867 – 11 January 1957)  of the New South Wales Bar, author of “The Coming Commonwealth” 

 

Garran was an Australian lawyer and public servant, an early leading expert in Australian constitutional law, the first employee of the Government of Australia and the first Solicitor-General of Australia. Garran spent thirty-one years as permanent head of the Attorney-General's Department, providing advice to ten different Prime Ministers (from Barton to Lyons). He played a significant behind-the-scenes role in the Australian federation movement, as adviser to Edmund Barton and chair of the Drafting Committee at the 1897–1898 Constitutional Convention.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of cases – 1901 edition

Table of cases – High Court of Australia

Table of statutes

Table of sections

 

Historical Introduction

Part I – Ancient Colonies

Part II – Modern Colonization

Part III – Colonial Government in Australia

Part III – Colonial Government in Australia

Part IV – The Federal Movement in Australia

List of Members of Federal Conventions. Conferences &c.

The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act

 

Commentaries on the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia

Title

Preamble

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (Covering Clauses)

Chapter 1 — The Parliament

Part I — General

Part II — The Senate

Part III — The House of Representatives

Part IV – Both Houses of Parliament

Part V — Powers of the Parliament

Chapter II — The Executive Government

Chapter III — The Judicature

Chapter IV — Finance and Trade

Chapter V — The States

Chapter VI — New States

Chapter VII — Miscellaneous

Chapter VIII — Alteration of the Constitution

Index – 1901 edition

Index – Revised

Appendix - Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act taking into account alterations up to Act No. 84 of 1977

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