Executives

Terence Daintith and Yee-Fui Ng, ‘Executives’ in Cheryl Saunders and Adrienne Stone (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution (New York: Oxford University Press): 587-616.

Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3201499

54 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2018 Last revised: 9 Aug 2018

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Terence Daintith

University of London - School of Advanced Studies; The University of Western Australia Law School

Yee-Fui Ng

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 23, 2018

Abstract

This chapter discusses the executive branch in Australia. It demonstrates the relationship between the explicit terms of the Australian Constitution and the way the Executive is actually organized. It also identifies the unwritten but constitutionally salient features of executive organization, and how they relate to broader constitutional values such as responsible government, effectiveness, and legality. The chapter highlights the various ways of controlling Executive action, from the traditional parliamentary and judicial channels, to mechanisms such as party structures, departmental reporting and accounting obligations, and centrally imposed budgetary and financial disciplines, alongside scrutiny by integrity bodies.

Keywords: executive, constitution, australia

Suggested Citation

Daintith, Terence and Ng, Yee-Fui, Executives (June 23, 2018). Terence Daintith and Yee-Fui Ng, ‘Executives’ in Cheryl Saunders and Adrienne Stone (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution (New York: Oxford University Press): 587-616.; Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3201499. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3201499

Terence Daintith

University of London - School of Advanced Studies ( email )

London, WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

The University of Western Australia Law School

35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Australia

Yee-Fui Ng (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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