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Constitutional Conventions in Australia

An Introduction to the Unwritten Rules of Australia’s Constitutions

Ian Killey

 Constitutional Conventions in Australia

Responding to the omissions of Australia’s constitutions, this work explains the nature of conventions, how they arise, how they are altered, and their operation and development.

Imprint: Anthem Press
ISBN 9781783081226
February 2014 | 390 Pages | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6
PRICE:  £70.00  /  $115.00  Buy from Amazon.co.uk  Buy from Amazon.com

About This Book

Australia’s constitutions tell only part of the story. They omit or barely mention many of the essential and well-known elements of the system of government, such as the cabinet, the prime minister or premier, ministerial responsibility or 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. This is a book for anyone who has an interest in understanding the complexities and mysteries of the unwritten rules of Australian systems of government.

Author Information

Ian Killey PSM is an experienced public sector lawyer who has advised governments regarding conventions over many years.