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Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View e5

Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View e5

By Melissa Castan, Sarah Joseph

Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View, 5th Edition is the leading text on federal constitutional law in Australia. It is a considered and scholarly understanding of the Australian federal Constitution, an essential companion to today’s students, researchers and practitioners of Australian constitutional law.

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    This fifth edition of Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View continues the book’s tradition of revealing the difficult discipline of Australian federal constitutional law in an analytical, accessible and engaging way. The authors, Professor Sarah Joseph and Associate Professor Melissa Castan examine contemporary perspectives, the latest developments and likely future directions of constitutional law, and supplement essential primary materials with their narrative-style commentary, in a comprehensive, well organised and reader focussed presentation.

    Features of this edition include:

    accessible, reader-friendly commentary and layout;

    straightforward explanations and analysis;

    developments in disqualification from Parliament, executive power including powers to detain, separation of judicial power, inconsistency, the federal power to spend, implied freedom of political speech, the right to vote, proportionality, and Indigenous issues;

    extracts and analysis of the latest cases, including McCloy v NSW (2015), Murphy v Electoral Commissioner (2016), Brown v Tasmania (2017), Tajjour v NSW (2014), Kuczborski v Queensland (2014), Australian Communications and Media Authority v Today FM (Sydney) Pty Ltd (2015), Duncan v Independent Commission Against Corruption (2015), North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency Limited v Northern Territory (2015), Burns v Corbett (2018), Plaintiff M68/2015 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2016), Day v Australian Electoral Officer for the State of South Australia (2016), A-G (NT) v Emmerson (2014), Re Day [No 2] (2017), Alqudsi v The Queen (2016), Cunningham v Commonwealth of Australia (2016), Re Culleton (2017), Re Canavan (2017). Re Gallagher (2018), Palmer v Ayres (2017), Knight v Victoria (2017), Plaintiff S195/2016 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2017), Wilkie v Commonwealth (2017), and Williams v Commonwealth (no 2) (2014).

    Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View, 5th Edition is the leading text on federal constitutional law in Australia. It is a considered and scholarly understanding of the Australian federal Constitution, an essential companion to today’s students, researchers and practitioners of Australian constitutional law.

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    ISBN: 9780455241449

    Published: 2019

    Format: Softcover

  • Table of contents

    1 Introduction

    2 Characterisation of Commonwealth Laws

    3 The Corporations Power

    4 The External Affairs Power

    5 The Commonwealth Executive

    6 Separation of Judicial Power

    7 Inconsistency

    8 Intergovernmental Immunities

    9 Excise Duties

    10 Spending Government Revenue – The Grants and Appropriations Powers

    11 Freedom of Interstate Trade, Commerce and Intercourse

    12 Express Rights

    13 Implied Political Rights and Freedoms

    14 General Themes in Federal Constitutional Law

    Appendix – Commonwealth of Australia Constitution

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