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Australian Public Law e3

Australian Public Law e3

By Gabrielle Appleby, Alexander Reilly, Laura Grenfell

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.

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    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
  • About the author

    Gabrielle Appleby is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales

    Alexander Reilly is a Professor in the Adelaide Law School at the University of Adelaide

    Laura Grenfell is an Associate Professor in the Adelaide Law School at the University of Adelaide

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    ISBN: 9780190310899

    Published: 2018

    Format: Softcover

  • Table of contents

    TABLE OF CASES AND STATUTES

    PART ONE: INTRODUCING AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC LAW
    1. The Idea of Public Law
    2. The Development of Public Law in Australia
    3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Australian Public Law
    4. A Federal Commonwealth
     
    PART TWO: THE PEOPLE AND THEIR GOVERNMENT 
    5. Democracy and Representative Government
    6. Parliamentary Process and Legislative Power
     
    PART THREE: THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE 
    7. The Executive
    8. Executive Accountability 

    PART FOUR: THE JUDICIARY 
    9. The Judiciary and the Separation of Judicial Power
    10. The Separation of Powers Applied: Rights, Exceptions and State Courts
    11. Public Law and Statutory Interpretation 

    PART FIVE: EXTERNAL INFLUENCES ON AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC LAW 
    12. Human Rights in Australia
    13. International Influences on Australian Public Law

    INDEX

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