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Constitutional conventions in Australia : an introduction to the unwritten rules of Australia's constitiutions / Ian Killey
Bib ID 6194801
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Killey, Ian, author
 
Edition New edition 2012. 
Description North Melbourne, Vic : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012 
©2009 
xi, 377 pages ; 23 cm. 
Invalid ISBN 9781921509230
Summary

Australia's Constitutions tell only part of the story. They omit or barely mention many of the essential and well known elements of our systems of government, such as the Cabinet, the Prime minister or Premier, ministerial Responsibility and the Opposition. This work fills that void by explaining the nature of conventions, how they arise, how they are altered, as well as their operation and development. A book for anyone who has an interest in understanding the complexities and mysteries of the unwritten rules of Australian government.

Full contents
  • 1. Conventions: Mr Disraeli's problem and the procreation of eels
  • 2. Conventions: what are they?
  • 3. Conventions: the institutions
  • 4. Ministerial responsibility: collective responsibility
  • 5. Ministerial responsibility: individual responsibility
  • 6. Public servants and ministerial advisers
  • 7. Reserve powers
  • 8. The Governor and the First Minister: royal assent and the three rights
  • 9. Hung parliament
  • 10. Caretaker Conventions
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-367) and index.

Subjects Constitutional history -- Australia.  |  Constitutional law -- Australia.

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