George Williams

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Professor

Kensington, New South Wales 2052

Australia

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What is 'Terrorism'? Problems of Legal Definition

University of NSW Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 270-295, 2004
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Ben Golder and George Williams
Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Terrorism, definition, legislation

What is Terrorism? Assessing Domestic Legal Definitions

UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, Vol. 16, 2011, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-16
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 08 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2013
Keiran Hardy and George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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The Rule of Law and Automation of Government Decision-Making

Forthcoming, (2019) Modern Law Review, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 19-14
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Mar 2019
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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rule of law, automation, machine learning, government decision-making, transparency, accountability, predictability, consistency, equality before the law

The Rule of Law and Automation of Government Decision‐Making

The Modern Law Review, Vol. 82, Issue 3, pp. 425-455, 2019
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Apr 2019
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Removing Racism from Australia's Constitutional DNA

Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 3, at 151-155, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2012-40
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 12 Sep 2012
George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Drafting a Replacement for the Races Power in the Australian Constitution

(2014) 25 Public Law Review 83, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-25
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Rosalind Dixon and George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Australian Constitution, Races Power, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

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Reform of the Judicial Appointments Process: Gender and the Bench of the High Court of Australia

Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 27, pp. 910-963, 2003
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Aug 2005
Rachel Davis and George Williams
University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Judical Appointment Process, Judges, Gender, High Court of Australia

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Executive Oversight of Intelligence Agencies in Australia

In Goldman, ZK and Rascoff, SJ (eds), Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty‐First Century (2016), UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2016-35
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Jul 2016
Keiran Hardy and George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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accountability, national security, FOI, Australia, intelligence agencies, executive oversight

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The Noongar Settlement: Australia's First Treaty

(2018) 40 Sydney Law Review 1
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Apr 2018
Harry Hobbs and George Williams
University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Indigenous peoples, treaty, public law, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, native title

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The Rule of Law 'By Design'?

Tulane Law Review, Vol. 95(5), 2021, pp.1063-1101
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2021
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Public Law, Rule of Law, Government, Constitutional Law, AI, Algorithms, Blockchain, Administrative Law, China, Surveillance, Technology Law, Privacy, Data Protection, Social Credit System, Credit Scoring, Automation, Decision-Making, Comparative Law, Machine Learning, Transparency, Accountability

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Recognising Indigenous Peoples in the Australian Constitution: What the Constitution Should Say and How the Referendum Can Be Won

Land, Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Title, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-16, September 2011, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2012-25
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Jul 2012
George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Sunset Clauses in Australian Anti-Terror Laws

Adelaide Law Review, Vol. 33, 2012, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-14
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Nicola McGarrity, Rishi Gulati and George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Victorian Bar and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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What Future for Australia's Control Order Regime?

(2013) Public Law Review, Vol.24, pp.182-208, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-67
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Sep 2013
Lisa Burton and George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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The High Court Under Chief Justice Robert French

(2017) 91 Australian Law Journal 53, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 17-10
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Feb 2017
Harry Hobbs, Andrew Lynch and George Williams
University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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High Court of Australia, Chief Justice, retirement, resignation, decision-making, constitution, executive power, Ch III, asylum seekers

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Australian Courts and Social Media

Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 38, Issue 3, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-66
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Sep 2013
Alysia Blackham and George Williams
Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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The Future of the Australian Bill of Rights Debate

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2010-39
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 22 Oct 2010
George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Australia, Bill of Rights, Human Rights Law

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The Death Penalty in Australian Law

(2012) Sydney Law Review, Vol 34, pp.659-94, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-12
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Feb 2013
Jo Lennan and George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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The Constitution and the Management of Water in Australia’s Rivers

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 595-616, 2010, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2011-28
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2012
Paul Kildea and George Williams
University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Can Tasmania Legislate for Same-Sex Marriage?

University of Tasmania Law Review, Vol. 31 No. 2, 2012, pp. 117-133, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-15
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Feb 2013
George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Heresy in the High Court? Federalism as a Constraint on Commonwealth Power

Federal Law Review Vol.41, Issue 1, 2013, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-55
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Aug 2013
David Hume, Andrew Lynch and George Williams
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Williams v Commonwealth - Commonwealth Executive Power and Australian Federalism

Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2013, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-35
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jun 2013
Shipra Chordia, Andrew Lynch and George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Treaty-Making in the Australian Federation

Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2019, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 19-76
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 21 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2019
Harry Hobbs and George Williams
University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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treaty, Indigenous, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, First Nations, constitutional law, Canada, United States, Federation, Federalism

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Terrorist, Traitor, or Whistleblower? Offences and Protections in Australia for Disclosing National Security Information

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2014, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-44
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Sep 2014
George Williams and Keiran Hardy
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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national security information disclosure, Australian Law, WikiLeaks, Snowden, Assange, Manning

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The Appointment of Ministers from Outside of Parliament

Federal Law Review (2012), Vol 40, Issue 2, pp.253-285., UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2012-51
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Nov 2012
Alysia Blackham and George Williams
Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Automating Government Decisionmaking: Implications for the Rule of Law

In S. de Souza, M. Spohr (eds) Technology, Innovation and Access to Justice: Dialogues on the Future of Law (Edinburgh University Press, 2021), UNSW Law Research Paper No. 21-40
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2021
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Rule of Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Algorithms, Public Law, Machine Learning, Statute Drafting, Statutes, Comparative Law, Legal Theory, Artificial Intelligence, Government

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Commonwealth Power over Higher Education

30 University of Queensland Law Journal 287-303, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2012-24
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Jul 2012
George Williams and Sangeetha Pillai
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW)
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Judicial Independence from the Executive: A First-Principles Review of the Australian Cases

Monash University Law Review, 40(3), 593-638 (2015)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2018
Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and George Williams
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Achieving the Impossible: Winning the Referendum to Recognise Aboriginal Peoples in the Australian Constitution

The Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Sydney Paper​
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 22 May 2014 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2014
George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Beyond a Federal Structure: Is a Constitutional Commitment to a Federal Relationship Possible?

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 395-434, 2008, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2008-61
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 May 2009
Andrew Lynch and George Williams
University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Constitutional Law

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Commonwealth Executive Power and Australian Federalism

Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol. 37, 2013, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-34
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Aug 2014
Andrew Lynch, Shipra Chordia and George Williams
University of New South Wales, University of New South Wales (UNSW) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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High Court, Australia, Williams v Commonwealth, Federalism, Commonwealth Executive Power

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The Extraordinary Questioning and Detention Powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Melbourne Univeristy Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2012, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-13
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Feb 2013
Lisa Burton, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of New South Wales (UNSW) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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The Operation and Impact of Australia's Parliamentary Scrutiny Regime for Human Rights

(2015) Monash University Law Review, Volume 41(2), UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2016-26
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Apr 2016
George Williams and Daniel Reynolds
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Australian Constitutional Framework, human rights, Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011, Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

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The Integrity Function and ASIO's Extraordinary Questioning and Detention Powers

Monash University Law Review (Vol 38, No 3), UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-29
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 May 2013
Lisa Burton and George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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The Australian Constitution and the Aid/Watch Case

(2011) 3 Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 1-8, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2012-20
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 12 Jul 2012
George Williams
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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The High Court on Constitutional Law: The 2016 and French Court Statistics

(2017) 40(4) UNSW Law Journal Volume 1468, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 17-85
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Dec 2017
Andrew Lynch and George Williams
University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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High Court of Australia, HCA, French Court, statistics, constitutional law, decision-making

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The Participation of Indigenous Australians in Legal Education, 2001–18

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2019, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 86-19
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2019
Harry Hobbs and George Williams
University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Indigenous, First Nations, Law Students, Law Graduates, Legal Education, Law Schools, Indigenous Academics, Indigenous Students

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The High Court on Constitutional Law: The 2015 Statistics

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2016, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2016-72
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Oct 2016
Andrew Lynch and George Williams
University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Australia, High Court, Constitutional law, decision-making, statistics, majority decisions, judicial coalitions

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The High Court on Constitutional Law: The 2012 Statistics

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2013, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-65
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Sep 2013
Andrew Lynch and George Williams
University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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The High Court on Constitutional Law: The 2013 Statistics

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2014, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-43
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Sep 2014
Andrew Lynch and George Williams
University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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High Court of Australia, decision making, 2013, constitutional cases

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A Human Rights Act for Queensland? Lessons from Recent Australian Experience

(2016) 41(2) Alternative Law Journal, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2016-42
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Aug 2016
George Williams and Daniel Reynolds
University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Australia, Bill of Rights, Queensland, human rights act, human rights, constitutional law

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The Case for a National Whole-of-Government Anti-Corruption Body

(2017) 42(3) Alternative Law Journal 178-183
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 Oct 2017
Harry Hobbs and George Williams
University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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anti-corruption, national integrity commission, institutional trust

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The High Court on Constitutional Law: The 2018 Statistics

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2019, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 19-91
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Dec 2019
Andrew Lynch and George Williams
University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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High Court of Australia, decision-making, statistics, 2018, decisions, Chief Justice, constitution, Australia

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Judges in Vice-Regal Roles

R Ananian-Welsh, G Williams, 'Judges in Vice-Regal Roles' (2015) 43(1) Federal Law Review 119-146
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2018
Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and George Williams
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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The Constitution and Commonwealth Proposals for New Media Regulation

(2013) 18 Media and Arts Law Review 2, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2016-66
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Sep 2016
Paul Kildea and George Williams
University of New South Wales and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Media Regulation, Corporations Power, Freedom of Speech

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Protecting Religious Freedom in a Human Rights Act

(2019) 93(9) Australian Law Journal 721-733
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Feb 2021
Harry Hobbs and George Williams
University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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religious freedom, human rights, Ruddock Review, law reform, human rights in Australia

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State Judges as Lieutenant-Governors

Judicial Independence in Australia: Contemporary Challenges, Future Directions (Book) (The Federation Press)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Aug 2018
Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and George Williams
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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judicial independence, constitutional history, separation of powers, governors, lieutenant-governors, judges

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The Accountability of Members of Australia's Federal Parliament for Misconduct

Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 1 (2013), pp. 115-156
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 31 Mar 2021
Alysia Blackham and George Williams
Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
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Parliament, misbehaviour, accountability, Australia

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The People's Choice: The Prisoner Franchise and the Constitutional Protection of Voting Rights in Australia

Election Law Journal, 8 2: 123-139, 2009
Posted: 20 Jun 2015
Graeme D. Orr and George Williams
The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law and University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

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