International law and Australian federalism
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Published by Melbourne University Press in Melbourne .
Written in English


  • Federal government -- Australia.,
  • International and municipal law -- Australia.,
  • International law -- Australia.

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Statementedited by Brian R. Opeskin and Donald R. Rothwell.
ContributionsOpeskin, Brian., Rothwell, Donald, 1959-
LC ClassificationsJQ4020.S8 I68 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 379 p.
Number of Pages379
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20800199M
ISBN 100522846858

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Summary: A team of leading experts on changing relationships between international and Australian law look at the impact of international law on Australia's federal states and on Australian domestic law and considers Australian practice in implementing treaties by means of state and federal legislation. , International law and Australian federalism / edited by Brian R. Opeskin and Donald R. Rothwell Melbourne University Press Melbourne Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.   At a time when the operation and reform of federal relations within Australia is squarely on the political agenda, this volume brings together eminent lawyers, economists and political scientists who explain, analyse and evaluate the theory and principles underpinning the Australian federal system. 8 International IDEA Federalism sovereign states but the constituent act or fundamental law of a new, composite, federal state. The federal government did not derive its powers from the states but directly from the people of the United States as a whole. Under it, US citizens would be subject to two overlapping authorities—the federal and the.

Federalism was adopted, as a constitutional principle, in Australia on 1 January – the date upon which the six self-governing Australian Colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia federated, formally constituting the Commonwealth of remains a federation of those six "original States" under the Constitution of Australia. Federalism divides political power between the different parts of the Federation. In Australia, we have the ‘Federal’ or ‘Commonwealth’ Government, and the Governments of the States and Territories. Federalism is about sharing power between the different entities which limits their powers. Cheryl Saunders is a Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School with specialist interests in Australian and comparative constitutional law, including federalism and intergovernmental relations. Her most recent book is The Constitution of Australia: A Contextual Analysis (). , Corporations law: a case study in federalism / Ian Govey Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University Canberra Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

Australia, India, Malaysia, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the EU; • explores the pathology of federations – looking at failures, successes and the impact of globalisation – and concludes with an assessment of federal theory. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of federalism.   Appleby, Gabrielle J. and Aroney, Nicholas and John, Thomas, Australian Federalism: Past, Present and Future Tense (). THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERALISM: COMPARATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ); University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No.   Federalism is widely believed to be an efficient tool to quell ethnic conflict, yet recently there has been a pronounced global tendency among ethnic minorities to break away from larger nations. Iraqi Kurdistan, a region within the newly established Iraqi federation, also harbors plans to proclaim its own sovereign state. This volume analyses the factors that have caused the Kurds to change. Books shelved as federalism: The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, Federalism: Origin, Operation, Significance by William H. Riker, The Australian.