Tag: defence power

The National Cabinet: Presidentialised Politics, Power-sharing and a Deficit in Transparency

This is one of a special series of posts exploring the public law implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the Gilbert + Tobin Centre’s work in the area of public law and public health, see here.Read the rest

“You CAN handle the … trial of defence members for any offence,” High Court tells Military Tribunals

BY STEPHEN MCDONALD

Introduction

The Commonwealth Constitution embodies a separation of judicial power from executive and legislative power. While the boundaries between each species of power are not sharply defined, it has long been accepted that “convictions for offences Read the rest

The Allegiance to Australia Bill and the Constitution: Legislative Power and Membership of the Constitutional Community

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BY SANGEETHA PILLAI

This post is the second in a special series providing expert analysis of the several dimensions of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is currently Read the rest

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