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Section 44, Interpretation and Changing the Law

BY DAVID TAN

In the Engineer’s case, Higgins J stated:

‘The question [of constitutional interpretation] is, what does the language mean; and when we find what the language means, in its ordinary and natural sense, it is our duty to

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‘Anti-corruption’, water and the Basin Plan

BY BRUCE LINDSAY

Water management and decision-making is vulnerable to lobbying by powerful commercial interests, as was illustrated recently by the ABC Four Corners investigation into NSW water management. Even where such conduct cannot be categorised as corrupt in … Read the rest

Welcome to AUSPUBLAW

BY GABRIELLE APPLEBY and SEAN BRENNAN

Sean and GabrielleWhen we talk about public law we are referring to those laws, processes, practices, customs, mechanisms, institutions and people involved in regulating and exercising government power. Government power is exercised on behalf of the … Read the rest

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