Anne Twomey

The University of Sydney Law School

New Law Building, F10

The University of Sydney

Sydney, NSW 2006

Australia

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1.

The Refusal or Deferral of Royal Assent

Public Law, pp. 580-602, Autumn 2006, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/58
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2007
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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royal assent, legislation, Parliament, parliamentary procedure, commencement of Acts, Crown, advice to Queen, ministerial responsibility, executive power, validity of laws, Governors, Commmonwealth of Nationas, reserve powers, manner and form

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The Governor-General’s Role in the Formation of Government in a Hung Parliament

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/85
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Aug 2010
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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hung Parliament, reserve powers, Governor-General, Crown, minority government, coalition government, resignation of Prime Minister, constitutional conventions, Constitution, formation of government, no confidence motions, elections, prerogatives, election promises

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Changing the Rules of Succession to the Throne

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/71
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Oct 2011
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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succession to throne, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Tuvalu, Antigua, Statute of Westminster, Crown, Queen, discrimination, Catholics, Commonwealth of Nations, abdication, Realms, federations, divisibility of Crown

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Responsible Government and the Divisibility of the Crown

Public Law, pp. 742-767, Winter 2008, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/137
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Nov 2008
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Crown, Queen, United Kingdom, responsible government, British Overseas Territories, South Georgia, Australian States, Canada, Scotland, Colonies, Executive Government, Constitution

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Pushing the Boundaries of Executive Power – Pape, the Prerogative and Nationhood Powers

Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 313-343, 2010, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/117
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 07 Nov 2010
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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executive power, prerogative power, emergency powers, federalism, nationhood power, constitutional implications, spending power, appropriations, legislative power, capacities of the crown

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The Fijian Coup Cases - The Constitution, Reserve Powers and the Doctrine of Necessity

Australian Law Journal, Vol. 83, No. 5, pp. 319-330, 2009, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/26
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 May 2009
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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coup d'état, reserve powers, doctrine of necessity, Constitution, extra-constitutional action, democracy, rule of law, military regimes, elections, dissolution of Parliament, dismissal of Prime Minister

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The Reform of Australia's Federal System

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/80
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Nov 2007
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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federalism, allocation of power, legislative power, executive power, intergovernmental agreements, federal financial relations, constitutional conventions, constitutional reform, constitutional amendment, mutual recognition of standards, framework laws, tied grants, cross-vesting of judicial power

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An Obituary for Section 25 of the Constitution

Public Law Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 125-141, 2012, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/57
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Constitution, race, voting rights, indigenous Australians, US 14th Amendment, discrimination, constitutional history, equal protection, franchise, citizenship, aboriginal people, constitutional amendment, referendum, constitutional reform

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The Race Power – Its Replacement and Interpretation

Federal Law Review, Vol. 40, pp. 413-443, 2012, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/13
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Mar 2013
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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indigenous peoples, race, constitutional interpretation, original intent, referendum, preamble, constitutional entrenchment, deference, advancement

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Implied Limitations on Legislative Power in the United Kingdom

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/59
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2007
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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parliamentary supremacy, Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949 (UK), leigslative power, justiciability, parliamentary procedure, abolition of House of Lords, manner and form, constitutional amendment, prolongation of Parliament, parliamentary privilege, use of parliamentary materials

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Fundamental Common Law Principles as Limitations Upon Legislative Power

Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 47-71, 2009, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/29
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 03 Mar 2010
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Crown, colonies, executive power, prerogative power, repugnancy, Colonial Laws Validity Act, fundamental common law principles, judicial review

12.

Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians in a Preamble

Constitutional Reform Unit, Sydney Law School, Report No. 2, 2011, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/56
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 05 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2011
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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constitutional amendment, referendum, constitutional preamble, Aboriginal people, indigenous peoples, statutory interpretation, constitutional interpretation, equality, constitutional rights

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Changing the Leader – The Constitutional Conventions Concerning the Resignation of Prime Ministers and Premiers

Federal Law Review, Vol. 39, pp. 329-360, 2011, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/13
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2012
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Constitutional conventions, Parliament, Prime Minister, Premier, dismissal, reserve powers, Governor-General, resignation, Cabinet, vote of no confidence, prorogation, elections

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Constitutional Conventions, Commissions and Other Constitutional Reform Mechanisms

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/38
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Apr 2008
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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constitutional reform, constitutional conventions, constitutional commissions, parliamentary committees, deliberative polls, citizens' assemblies, referendum, deliberative democracy, constitutional amendment, election of delegates, political parties, financing constitutional reform

15.

Dangerous Democracy – Citizens’ Initiated Referenda in California

Public Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 2 pp. 70-76, 2010, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/116
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Nov 2010
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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direct democracy, citizens’ initiated referendum, constitutional amendment, campaign finance, voting, representative government, reform, California

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Constitutional Alteration and the High Court: The Jurisprudence of Justice Callinan

University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 47-69, 2008, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/100
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Sep 2008
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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constitutional interpretation, originalism, constitutional alteration, High Court, jurisprudence, referendum, constitutional implications, constitutional rigidity, federalism, policy, implied freedom of political communication

17.

The De-Colonisation of the Australian States

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/19
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 May 2007
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Australia, United Kingdom, residual links, Australia Acts 1986, Statute of Westminster 1931, sovereignty, decolonisation, Crown, Queen of Australia, Queen of the United Kingdom, Constitution, independence, legal history

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Review of High Court Constitutional Cases 2007

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, p. 215, 2008, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/82
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Jul 2008
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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High Court jurisprudence, constitutional law, judicial power, defence power, nationhood power, right to vote, precedent, original intent, judicial use of history, federalism, constitutional implications, constitutional interpretation, use of foreign sources by courts

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Executive Accountability to the Australian Senate and the New South Wales Legislative Council

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/70
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Nov 2007
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Parliament, Executive, Upper House, Senate, Legislative Council, responsible government, executive accountability, privilege, public interest immunity, legal professional privilege, commercial confidentiality, Cabinet confidentiality, collective ministerial responsibility, cabinet documents

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The Reform of Political Donations, Expenditure and Funding

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/136
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 12 Nov 2008
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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political donations, campaign financing and expenditure limits, public funding of political parties, political advertising, elections, representative government, freedom of speech and political communication, Australia, UK, Germany, NZ, Canada, USA

21.

The Australian Crowns - Changing the Rules of Succession

Quadrant, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp. 44-47, 2009, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/49
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 02 Jun 2009
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Crown, succession to throne, Queen, abdication, United Kingdom, Australia, discrimination, Statute of Westminster, Commonwealth of Nations, federalism, Australia Acts 1986

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A Revised Proposal for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 381-411, 2014, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 14/92
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Oct 2014
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Indigenous peoples, constitutional recognition, constitutional reform, race, preambles, discrimination, voting, referendum, purposive powers, proportionality, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, indigenous languages

23.

Rowe v Electoral Commissioner – Evolution or Creationism?

University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 181-202, 2012, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/12
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Mar 2013
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Universal franchise, compulsory voting, constitutional interpretation, constitutional evolution, parliamentary sovereignty, election writs

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A Constitution for a New State - Dilemmas for the Northern Territory

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/57
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2007
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Northern Territory, Constitution, statehood, admission of new states, conditions upon admission of new states, constitutional entrenchment, manner and form, land rights, Governor, Crown, Australia Acts 1986

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Federalism and the Use of Co-Operative Mechanisms to Improve Infrastructure Provision in Australia

Public Policy, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 211-226, 2007, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/15
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Apr 2009
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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federalism, infrastructure, uniform legislation, co-operative schemes, mutual recognition, constitutional reform, exchange of powers, framework laws

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Keeping the Queen in Queensland – How Effective is the Entrenchment of the Queen and Governor in the Queensland Constitution?

University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 81-100, 2009, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 10/28
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Mar 2010
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Queensland Constitution, Queen, Governor, divisibility of Crown, manner and form, constitutional entrenchment, repugnancy, royal assent, counsellors of state

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Federal-State Financial Relations and the Constitutional Limits on Spending Public Money

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 14/32
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 03 Apr 2014
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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federalism, inter-governmental financial relations, tax, expenditure, appropriations, grants, vertical fiscal imbalance, executive power, accountability, nationhood power, prerogative powers, the legal capacities of governments

28.

Second Thoughts – Recall Elections for Members of Parliament

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/55
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 05 Sep 2011
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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elections, recall, fixed term Parliaments, direct, democracy, citizens' initiated referenda, campaign funding, corruption, term of office, early elections

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Regionalism - A Cure for Federal Ills?

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 467-492, 2008, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/110
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Sep 2008
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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federalism, regionalism, tiers of government, fiscal federalism, new States, abolition of States, referendum

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Royal Assent – The Business of Parliament or the Executive?

Australasian Parliamentary Review, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 31-47, 2015, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 16/12
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Feb 2016
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Assent to legislation, executive power, representative government, responsible government, parliamentary procedure, reserve powers, prerogative powers, Queen, minority government, errors in bills

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Cutting the Gordian Knot - Limiting Rather than Codifying the Powers of a Republican Head of State

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 09/48
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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republic, constitutional reform, reserve powers, codification, powers of head of state, dissolution of Parliament, prorogation, summoning of Parliament, dismissal of Prime Minister, royal assent, powers of upper houses, blocking supply, appointment of Prime Minister, fixed term Parliaments

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Prorogation – Can It Ever Be Regarded as a Reserve Power?

Public Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 144-154, 2016, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 17/03
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Jan 2017
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Parliament, Prorogation, Governor-General, Vice-Regal Powers, Reserve Powers, Dissolution, Parliamentary Procedure, Summoning Parliament, Vote of No Confidence, Prorogation in Canada, Responsible Government

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Always the Bridesmaid – Constitutional Recognition of Local Government

Monash University Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 142-180, 2012, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/14
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 10 Mar 2013
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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referendum, constitutional amendment, local government, inter-governmental financial relations, grants, spending power, executive power, federalism

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The Application of Constitutional Preambles and the Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians

International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol. 62 No. 2, pp. 317-343, 2013, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 14/30
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Mar 2014
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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preambles, constitutional interpretation, statutory interpretation, indigenous peoples, constitutional amendment, ambiguity, original intent, justiciability, fundamental principles, substantive rights, basic structure, Canadian preamble, United States preamble, Indian preamble

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McCloy v New South Wales: Developer Donations and Banning the Buying of Influence

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 275-286, 2015, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 15/60
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Jul 2015
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Political donations, election campaign finance, corruption, freedom of expression, freedom of political communication, voting

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The Exercise of Reserve Powers in Victoria from 1912-1955

Australian Bar Review, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 198-214, 2014, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 16/15
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Feb 2016
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Crown, reserve powers, prerogative powers, Governor, dismissal of government, refusal of dissolution, minority government, blocking supply, advice by judges, coalition government, constitutional history

37.

The Application of the Implied Freedom of Political Communication to State Electoral Funding Laws

University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2012, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/15
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Mar 2013
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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political donations, campaign finance, freedom of speech, implied freedom of political communication, constitutional implications, representative government, constitutional interpretation, federalism

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The 2020 Summit - Success, Failure and Lessons for the Future

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 08/83
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Jul 2008
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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2020 Summit, constitutional conventions, constitutional reform, governance, republic

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Regency in the Realms – Dealing with an Incapacitated or under Age Monarch

Public Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 198-217, 2016, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 17/02
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Jan 2017
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Regency, Royalty, Succession to the Throne, Incapacity, Minority, Crown, Letters Patent, Federalism, Statute of Westminster, British Colonies, Independence

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Advice to Vice-Regal Officers by Crown Law Officers and Others

Public Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 193-216, 2015, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 16/14
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Feb 2016
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Crown, advice to Queen, advice to Governor-General, reserve powers, prerogative powers, role of Attorney-General, role of Solicitor-General, legality, advice by academics, executive power, constitutional validity, justiciability, rule of law, separation of powers, responsible government

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Brexit, the Prerogative, the Courts and Article 9 of the Bill of Rights

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 19/79
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Dec 2019
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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crown, executive power, reserve powers, Parliament, prorogation, royal assent, prerogative, judicial power, justiciability, parliamentary privilege, parliamentary procedure

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Legal Advice on the Mid-Term Replacement of an Australian Prime Minister Leading a Minority Government

Public Law Review, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 289-304, 2013, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 14/29
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Mar 2014
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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minority government, resignation of Prime Minister, appointment of Prime Minister, reserve powers, Cabinet, ministry, advice to Governor-General, executive power, Solicitor-General, legal advice, policy advice, conditions on appointments, supply

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Day v. Australian Electoral Officer (SA): Senate Voting Reforms under Challenge

Sydney Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 231-241, 2016, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 17/21
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 20 Mar 2017
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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Voting, elections, representation of the people, exhausted votes, upper Houses, Senate, voting tickets, political parties, proportional representation

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An Analysis of Pitt Cobbett's Portrait of Australia's Constitution from 1788 to 1919

A. Twomey, 'Pitt Cobbett - A Portrait of Australia's Consitution at 1919' in A. Twomey (ed.), "William Pitt Cobbett, The Constitution and Government of Australia, 1788 to 1919", The Federation Press, Sydney, 2019 , Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 19/72
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Dec 2019
Anne Twomey
The University of Sydney Law School
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legal history, constitutional interpretation, original intent, federalism, separation of powers, executive power, legislative power, judicial power, vice-regal power, elections, territories, Imperialism, colonialism, Crown, constitutional history