Description - Australian Constitutional Landmarks by H. P. Lee
Australian Constitutional Landmarks presents the most significant cases and controversies in the Australian constitutional landscape. Including the Lionel Murphy saga, the Communist Party case, the Dismissal of the Whitlam government, the Free Speech cases, Tasmanian Dams case and a case discussing native title, this book highlights turning points in the shaping of the Australian nation since Federation. Each chapter clearly examines the legal and political context leading to the case or controversy and the impact on later constitutional reform. With contributions by leading constitutional lawyers, judges and two former chief justices, this book is sure to have lasting appeal to all members of the judiciary, practitioners and legal academics as well as those people with an interest in Australian politics, government and history.
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Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - H. P. Lee
H. P. Lee is the Sir John Latham Professor of Law at Monash University. The author of many legal works on Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, he has been a member of various committees advising on the press and humanitarian law. His most recent work, co-authored with Enid Campbell, is The Australian Judiciary. George Winterton is Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales. He has published extensively in Australia and overseas and was a member of the Executive Government Advisory Committee of the Constitutional Commission, the Republic Advisory Committee, and an appointed delegate to the Constitutional Convention.