Foreword, Preface and Chapter One of The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia: History, Principle and Interpretation

Nicholas Aroney, Peter Gerangelos, Sarah Murray & James Stellios, The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia: History, Principle and Interpretation, Cambridge University Press, 2015

87 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2016

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Nicholas Aroney

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law; Emory University - Center for the Study of Law and Religion

Peter Gerangelos

The University of Sydney Law School

Sarah Murray

The University of Western Australia Law School

James Stellios

ANU College of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2015

Abstract

This book examines the body of Australian constitutional jurisprudence. Its aim is to be original and rigorous yet accessible. It begins by exploring the historical and intellectual context of ideas surrounding the Constitution’s inception, and closely examines its text, structure, principles and purposes in that light. The book then unpacks and critically analyses the High Court’s interpretation of the Constitution in a manner that follows the Constitution’s own logic and method of organisation. Each topic is defined through detailed reference to the existing case law, which is set out historically to facilitate an appreciation of the progressive development of constitutional doctrine since the Constitution came into force in 1901.

Keywords: Australian constitution, constitutional law

Suggested Citation

Aroney, Nicholas and Gerangelos, Peter and Murray, Sarah and Stellios, James, Foreword, Preface and Chapter One of The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia: History, Principle and Interpretation (December 1, 2015). Nicholas Aroney, Peter Gerangelos, Sarah Murray & James Stellios, The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia: History, Principle and Interpretation, Cambridge University Press, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2710431

Nicholas Aroney (Contact Author)

The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law ( email )

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Australia
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Emory University - Center for the Study of Law and Religion ( email )

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United States

HOME PAGE: http://cslr.law.emory.edu/people/faculty/aroney-nicholas.html

Peter Gerangelos

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

Sarah Murray

The University of Western Australia Law School ( email )

M253
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Western Australia 6009
Australia

James Stellios

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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