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Justice Lionel Murphy

Influential or merely prescient?

Edited by Michael Coper and George Williams

This book is a collection of scholarly papers and commentaries which range over Justice Murphy’s forays into the Constitution, his approach to the common law, and his concept of and attitude to judicial method. In dealing with their chosen topics the authors and commentators present some fascinating perspectives on Lionel Murphy’s degree of influence in the decade after his death.


Lionel Murphy and the Concept of the Australian Nation
Leslie Zines
Commentary David Bennett

Lionel Murphy and Section 90 of the Australian Economic Constitution
Deborah Z Cass
Commentary Chris Caleo

Lionel Murphy and Democracy and Rights
George Williams
Commentary Michael Coper

Lionel Murphy and the Criminal Law
David Brown
Commentary Simon Bronitt; Terry Buddin

Lionel Murphy and Indigenous Australians
Jennifer Clarke

Lionel Murphy and Gender Issues
Jocelynne A Scutt
Commentary Rosemary Owens

Lionel Murphy and Judicial Method
Tony Blackshield
Commentary Jeffrey Goldsworthy

Lionel Murphy's Legacy
Michael Kirby

Table of Cases/ Table of Statutes/ Index

Published September 1997
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862872622
Australian RRP $66.00
International Price $60.00
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