What are the key legal and constitutional issues that would arise if Australia attempted to switch from a constitutional monarchy to a republic?
Stephen Gageler writes on the limits of section 128; Anne Twomey on “One In All In” – can a Commonwealth referendum to create a republic also convert State constitutions to a republican form; Sarah Murray examines the “Winterton” minimalist approach, Cheryl Saunders the Direct Election model; Peter Johnston investigates whether republican States can exist in a federal monarchy and Janine Pritchard the reverse – monarchical States in a federal republic; Alan Fenna explores the political science considerations and Jim Thomson the problems posed for drafters.
Chief Justice French dedicates the book to the late George Winterton, Chief Justice Martin introduces it and Greg Craven wraps it all up with characteristic aplomb.
Dedication to George Winterton - Chief Justice Robert French
Velvet to Father of the Republic - A Brother’s Tribute Peter Winterton Introduction Chief Justice Wayne Martin
Part 1: The Amendment Process
Amending the Commonwealth Constitution Through Section 128 – A Journey Through Its Scope and Limitations Stephen Gageler One In, All In - The Simultaneous Implementation of a Republic at Commonwealth and State Levels Anne Twomey
Part 2: Implementing Models
The Minimalist Winterton Model Sarah Murray Beyond Minimalism Cheryl Saunders
Part 3: The States Doing It For Themselves
Going it Alone – Republican States Under a Monarchical Commonwealth Peter Johnston Monarchical States under a Republican Commonwealth Janine Pritchard
Part 4: Political Science and Drafting Issues
The Incremental Republic Alan Fenna Drafting Australian Constitutions: Historical Perspectives and Future Paths James A Thomson
Part V: Conclusion
A Gripping Discussion on the Road to Nowhere?Greg Craven Bibliography of Republican Works of Professor George Winterton Jackie McArthur
Table of Cases / Table of Statutes/ Index
Dedication to George Winterton, by Robert French AC, Chief Justice of Australia
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Published 1 July 2010
Publisher The Federation Press
Australian RRP $99.00
International Price $90.00
Law - Constitutional