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The Constitution of Western Australia, An Exploration, by Alan Fenna, Sarah Murray

This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to, and enquiry into, the rules of Western Australia’s (WA) system of government. The WA Constitution is not well known or understood ― or even easy to identify ― and this book provides an essential guide. It brings academic expertise and careful scholarship to the exploration of sometimes complex constitutional issues in a way that will be invaluable for those with specialist interest in constitutional law and government while also being engaging and accessible for a wider audience. In doing so, it combines authorial expertise from constitutional law and political science — something essential to a well-rounded understanding of the simultaneously legal and political nature of a Constitution
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction: Discovering the WA Constitution -- 2. The What, Why and How of Constitutions -- 3. The WA Constitution in the Federal System -- 4. Origins of the WA Constitution: Framers, History and Documents -- 5. First Peoples and the WA Constitution -- 6. The Constitution and System of Government -- 7. Voting Rights and Electoral System -- 8. Amending the State Constitution: Fundamental or Ordinary Law? -- 9. What Should Be Done? Consolidation and Beyond -- 10. Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (218 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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