Victoria's Parliament and Constitution- The Bracks/Brumby Legacy

(2016) 6 Victoria University Law and Justice Journal 36

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2017-14

11 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2017

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Greg Taylor

University of Adelaide - School of Law; University of Marburg; RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law

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Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This is a review of the legacy of Victoria’s Bracks/Brumby government, which held office from 1999 to 2010, in regards to public law – a review directed beyond the usual legal audience. For the Bracks/Brumby legacy is important and will endure, partly because it has entrenched (protected from amendment) a great deal of it. Its reforms to the Legislative Council are generally positive, and strike a good balance between making the upper house a serious partner in legislating and preventing obstruction, but the quota for election should perhaps have been lower. However, the government was less enthusiastic about complying with the lawful demands for government documents made by the upper house it had itself created.

Keywords: Australia, Constitutional Law, States

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Greg, Victoria's Parliament and Constitution- The Bracks/Brumby Legacy (2016). (2016) 6 Victoria University Law and Justice Journal 36, U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2017-14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3013485

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University of Marburg ( email )

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RMIT University - Graduate School of Business and Law ( email )

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