Under the Oak Tree: Institutional Reform in the Deep North

(2014) 88:5 Australian Law Journal 335

24 Pages Posted: 14 May 2014

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Andrew Trotter

Doogue O'Brien George

Harry Hobbs

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

Date Written: May 12, 2014

Abstract

Strong institutions are a prerequisite to good governance and a critical aspect of the rule of law. The independence of a legally qualified judiciary and the transparency and accountability of government are the cumulative result of many centuries of progress. Recent reforms to the legislature, the judiciary, and the Executive in Queensland place these important principles under threat. This article places these reforms in their historical context to illustrate that they weaken the institutions of the state in a manner inconsistent with the course of history.

Keywords: great leap backward, jarrod bleijie, public law, legal history, separation of powers

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K100

Suggested Citation

Trotter, Andrew and Hobbs, Harry, Under the Oak Tree: Institutional Reform in the Deep North (May 12, 2014). (2014) 88:5 Australian Law Journal 335. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2436193

Andrew Trotter (Contact Author)

Doogue O'Brien George ( email )

Level 5/221 Queen Street
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia

Harry Hobbs

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney
Australia

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