Constitutional Law covers the nature of the Australian federal system, the structure and powers of the Commonwealth, State and Territorial Parliaments, and the role and functions of the judicial and executive arms of government.
Read the Constitution:
Current compilation: Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (ComLaw)
As made: The Australian Constitution (Australian Government. Senate)
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK) (Museum of Australian Democracy)
Commentaries on the Constitution of Australia / Garran, Robert, Sir (1867-1957) (University of Sydney Library's Australian Digital Collections)
The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia / Moore, W Harrison, Sir (1867-1935) (University of Sydney Library's Australian Digital Collections)
Below is a list of journals focussing on constitutional law, however articles may be found in a wide range of journals. See the Journals tab on our Law resources Library guide for more information.
Listen to Professor Cheryl Saunders from the University of Melbourne discuss the most powerful legal document in Australia — The Constitution (The Gist of It, 15 min)
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