State Constitutional Landmarks
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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Armstrong v Bud and the Power of Expulsion
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