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Australian Public Law 3rd Edition
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Australian Public Law 3rd Edition

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ISBN 9780190310899 NEW RELEASE 23/10/18

Australian Public Law provides a foundation for understanding the ideas and principles that underpin Australian public law and develops a concept of public law through analysis of the mechanisms of power and control.

Now in its third edition, this text provides a theoretical framework for investigating and interpreting the Australian Constitution while introducing the core concepts that are required for the study of constitutional and administrative law.

New to this Edition

  • New chapter on ‘Public Law and Statutory Interpretation’
  • Explanation and analysis of new developments, including:
    • The developments in constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including the 2016−2017 Regional Dialogues and First Nations Constitutional Convention leading to the creation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart
    • The failed attempt at federalism reform under the 2014 White Paper process
    • Plebiscites with a focus on the 2017 same-sex marriage plebiscite
    • The High Court decisions on section 44 of the Constitution regarding the eligibility of parliamentarians (including the dual-citizenship cases)
    • Recent developments in the High Court’s implied freedom of political communication and freedom of association cases
    • The High Court’s recent decisions regarding Chapter III of the Constitution

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of the foundational principles of public law

  • Clear discussion and analysis of the Parliament and democratic process, the executive, the tribunal system and the judiciary

  • Examples and case studies that demonstrate real-life applications of public law

  • Thorough and clear explanations of complex principles

  • Written in an engaging and accessible style

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