Five Things to Know about the Australian Constitution

Five Things to Know about the Australian Constitution

by Helen Irving
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521603706

ISBN-13: 9780521603706

Pub. Date: 11/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Although many Australians want to participate in debates about constitutional issues, they face a significant obstacle because their constitution is very difficult to understand. One of the country's foremost legal experts, Helen Irving, succeeds in clarifying constitutional questions by informing a general audience about issues previously reserved for experts.  See more details below

Overview

Although many Australians want to participate in debates about constitutional issues, they face a significant obstacle because their constitution is very difficult to understand. One of the country's foremost legal experts, Helen Irving, succeeds in clarifying constitutional questions by informing a general audience about issues previously reserved for experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521603706
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Edition description:
Includes copy of Constitution
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Constitution does not mean what it says; 2. The Constitution does not say what it means; 3. The Constitution says some things without actually saying them; 4. The Constitution fails to say things that might be important; 5. The Constitution says things that contradict each other; Conclusion: The Constitution could say what it means and mean what it says (if we wanted it to); Appendix: The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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