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Australian Constitutional Law: Concepts and Cases

ISBN13: 9781108701037
To be Published: January 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £99.99

Australian Constitutional Law: Concepts and Cases is a highly accessible, clear and methodical overview of Australian constitutional law, integrating theory and doctrine. It is both comprehensive and concise. This book takes a conceptual rather than chronological approach to topics. With focussed rather than lengthy case extracts, the book explains what the law is and why various interpretations have been adopted. Clear explanations enable students to understand and engage with constitutional law, including its complexity and nuance.

The book's explicit linkages between topics and clear delineation between case extracts and commentary help students make sense of Australian constitutional law as a whole. Conceptual and discussion questions at the end of each chapter facilitate student thinking and discussion about how the law has evolved and how the law is applied.

Written by leading constitutional law scholar Luke Beck, Australian Constitutional Law: Concepts and Cases is invaluable for students engaging with Australian constitutional law.

Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Part I. Introduction:
1. Introduction to Australian constitutional law
Part II. Legislative Powers:
2. State legislative powers
3. Constitutional method: interpretation, characterisation and invalidity
4. Trade and commerce power
5. Corporations power
6. External affairs power
7. Immigration and aliens powers
8. Constitutional alteration and the race power
Part III. Limitations on powers
9. Acquisition of property on just terms
10. Freedom of religion
11. Implied freedom of political communication
12. Freedom of interstate trade, commerce and intercourse
Part IV. The Federal Parliament:
13. The Federal Parliament
14. Choosing members of Federal Parliament
Part V. The Courts and Judicial Power:
15. Separation of judicial power
16. The scope of federal judicial power
17. Non-judicial detention
18. Institutional integrity of courts
Part VI. The Federal Executive:
19. Federal Executive Power
20. Power to spend money
Part VII. Federalism:
21. Inconsistency between federal laws
22. Intergovernmental immunities
23. Rights of out of state residents.