Australian Originalism without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 Last revised: 19 Jan 2013

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James Allan

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law

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Date Written: December 13, 2012

Abstract

In this paper for the San Diego Originalism Conference in early 2013 Allan notes the surprising number of constitutional similarities between Australia and the US and then proceeds to consider originalist constitutional interpretation in Australia -- where there is no bill of rights -- and what it might indicate for originalism in the US.

Keywords: originalism, Australia bill of rights living, constitution

Suggested Citation

Allan, James, Australian Originalism without a Bill of Rights: Going Down the Drain with a Different Spin (December 13, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2189211

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The University of Queensland
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4072 Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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