Five things to know about the Australian Constitution / Helen Irving.

Publisher's description: Although many Australians want to participate in debates about constitutional issues, they face a significant obstacle because their constitution is very difficult to understand. One of the country's foremost legal experts, Helen Irving, succeeds in clarifying cons...

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Main Author: Irving, Helen
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Table of Contents:
  • The constitution does not mean what it says
  • The constitution does not say what it means
  • The constitution says some things without actually saying them
  • The constitution fails to say things that might be important
  • The constitution says things that contradict each other
  • Conclusion : the constitution could say what it means and mean what it says (if we wanted it to)