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The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia Annotated 9th ed isbn 9780409341423

The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia Annotated 8th ed

ISBN13: 9780409329223
New Edition ISBN: 9780409341423
Published: November 2011
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This book provides a unique section by section annotation of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia. The work focuses on the most important decisions concerning the Commonwealth Constitution and has been updated to incorporate amendments to the statutes and discussions on the recent case law. Examples of significant recent cases covered in this edition include:

  • Hogan v Hinch (2011) 85 ALJR 398 (implied freedom of political communication)
  • South Australia v Totani (2010) 271 ALR 662 (Kable principle)
  • Kirk v Industrial Relations Commission (2010) 239 CLR 531 (privative clauses)
  • Rowe v Electoral Commissioner (2010) 273 ALR 1 (closure of electoral rolls)

  • A combination of primary resources and comments by highly respected authors provides a section by section annotation of the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • The lay-out provides a clear distinction between Constitution and commentary ensures students can easily identify the important commentary of the author.
  • The introduction gives students an introduction to important principles of Constitutional law, like the history and general themes such as federalism as well as other important Constitutional matters which don?t fall into the section by section annotation.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia - Preamble
1. The Parliament
2. The Executive Parliament
3. The Judicature
4. Finance and Trade
5. The States
6. New States
7. Miscellaneous
8. Alternation of the Constitution
Appendix: Section 92: The Pre-Cole Jurisprudence
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act