Tag: manner and form

Manner and form mysteries highlighted but unresolved in Mineralogy v WA

BY ANNE TWOMEY

This is the first of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Decision in Mineralogy v WA. Jonathan Bonnitcha’s accompanying post is here.

One of the difficulties in understanding and applying manner and Read the rest

Can Standing Orders Prevent a Simple Majority of the House of Representatives From Passing a Bill Against the Government’s Wishes?

BY ANNE TWOMEY

Lacking an outright majority in the House of Representatives, the Morrison Government is facing the prospect that not only might it lose votes in the lower House, but a bill might be passed against its wishes, such … Read the rest

Dancing with Dicey: A Century of Flexible State Constitutions

BY CHRIS PIGGOTT-MCKELLAR

One hundred years ago this month, rumblings that the constitutional ground in Australia was about to shift underfoot were felt when the High Court handed down its decision in McCawley v R (1918) 26 CLR 9 (‘… Read the rest

State constitutional reform – the Tasmanian experience

BY BRENDAN GOGARTY

This post discusses a year-long project to review and potentially reform Tasmania’s Constitution. The process has been both challenging and enlightening given the poor state of the current Constitution Act 1934 (Tas). If nothing else the project … Read the rest

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