State Constitutional Landmarks

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George Winterton
Federation Press, 2006 - Australia - 458 pages
Fifteen landmark cases and controversies of parliamentary government in the Australian colonies and States are recounted in all their political and legal drama by some of Australias leading constitutional scholars. Topics covered include the amazing saga of Justice Boothby in the 1860s; Privy Council decisions establishing the plenary power of colonial legislatures; the dismissal of New South Wales (NSW) Premier Jack Lang in 1932; the resolution of deadlocks between State legislative Houses; the making of the Australia Acts 1986; debate on the separation of judicial power in the States; the survival of the NSW Legislative Council; the power to expel an MP in NSW; one-vote, one-value in Western Australia; affirmation of the rule of law in Western Australia; the Franca Arena saga in NSW; and the power to force ministers to produce documents in NSW.
 

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Contents

Justice Boothby A Disaster that Happened
21
Plenary Within Limits Powell v Apollo Candle
52
Thomas McCawley v The King
69
Trethowans Case
98
The Dismissal of the Lang Government
129
Clayton v Heffron
161
Deadlocks in State Parliaments
185
Tonkin v Brand Triumph for the Rule of Law
211
The Making of the Australia Acts 1986
267
Egan v Willis and Egan v Chadwick The Triumph of Responsible Government
298
Arena v Nader and the Waiver of Parliamentary Privilege
331
BLF v Minister for Industrial Relations The Limits of State Legislative and Judicial Power
362
The Kable Case A GuardDog that Barked But Once?
390
McGinty v Western Australia Electoral Equality and the Demise of the Implied Rights Venture
416
Index
448
Copyright

Armstrong v Bud and the Power of Expulsion
238

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