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UNSW Law Book Forum and Book Launch – Australia’s Constitution after Whitlam

Daniel Joyce

Monday, 20 November 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AEDT)

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 Australia’s Constitution after Whitlam (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

 

Author: Dr Brendan Lim


About the Book

Australia's constitutional crisis of 1975 was not simply about the precise powers of the Senate or the Governor-General. It was about competing accounts of how to legitimate informal constitutional change. For Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, and the parliamentary tradition that he invoked, national elections sufficiently legitimated even the most constitutionally transformative of his goals. For his opponents, and a more complex tradition of popular sovereignty, more decisive evidence was required of the consent of the people themselves. This book traces the emergence of this fundamental constitutional debate and chronicles its subsequent iterations in sometimes surprising institutional configurations: the politics of judicial appointment in the Murphy Affair; the evolution of judicial review in the Mason Court; and the difficulties Australian republicanism faced in the Howard Referendum. Though the patterns of institutional engagement have varied, the persistent question of how to legitimate informal constitutional change continues to shape Australia's constitution after Whitlam.

 

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Author: Dr Brendan Lim (UNSW Law)

Chair: Dr Daniel Joyce (UNSW Law) 

Discussants: Professor Rosalind Dixon (UNSW Law), Dr Elisa Arcioni (Sydney Law School) and Dr Scott Stephenson (Melbourne Law School)

 

 

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UNSW Law Building
Level 2, Staff Common Room
Union Road
Kensington, NSW 2052
Australia

Monday, 20 November 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (AEDT)


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