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Politics and the Constitution - LAWS541

This unit analyses the practical effects of the Constitution and its interpretation upon Australian political life. It places the case law as determined by judges in its historical context, and shows how this has affected the development of Australian politics. The unit examines the interaction of the Constitution, history and politics in Australia, in particular: ideas of constitutionalism and governance; the effect of ideology on drafting; Commonwealth-State relations; elections; the roles of Crown, the Senate and the House of Representations; the Executive; the economy; and throughout the role of the High Court's interpretation for Australian political life and governance.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Law Staff

(24cp in LAW or LAWS units) or (39cp at 100 level or above including POL207Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LAW441, LAW491
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Assessed As: Graded
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Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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