Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View 4e ebook

Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View 4e ebook

By Sarah Joseph, Melissa Castan

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$162.00* RRP

Date: 02/07/2014

Code: 9780455232966

Thomson Reuters, AUSTRALIA

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Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View, 4th Edition

This fourth edition of Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View continues the book’s tradition of elucidating the potentially difficult discipline of Australian federal constitutional law in an analytical, accessible and engaging way. The authors, Professor Sarah Joseph and Melissa Castan, examine contemporary perspectives, the latest developments and likely future directions of constitutional law, and supplement primary materials with their narrative-style commentary.

Features of this edition include:

· developments in executive power, separation of judicial power, inconsistency, the federal power to spend, freedom of interstate trade, implied freedom of political speech, the right to vote, and Indigenous issues;

· extracts and analysis of the latest cases, including Williams v Commonwealth (“school chaplains case”), Wotton v Queensland, Attorney-General (South Australia) v City of Adelaide (“street preachers case”), Monis v The Queen, Unions NSW v NSW, Rowe v Electoral Commissioner, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd v Commonwealth (“mining tax case”), Betfair #2, JT International v Commonwealth (“plain packaging case”), Dickson v The Queen, ICM Agriculture v Commonwealth, Commonwealth v ACT (“same sex marriage case”), Momcilovic v The Queen and the series of cases addressing the Kable principle (including the “bikie” cases);

· accessible, reader-friendly commentary and layout; and

· straightforward explanations and analysis.

Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View, 4th Edition is a 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 constitutional law.

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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