Constitutional Law

The Commonwealth’s power to use the ADF to provide civil aid during disasters and pandemics

During the January bushfires, the Prime Minister observed that using the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide aid was ‘testing the limits of constitutionally defined roles and responsibilities’. The ‘Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements’ was established to inquire into these limits.

Dr Kama’s life-changing journey from PNG ‘village kid’ to award-winning PhD scholar

Japanese professor follows mentor's footsteps as ANU Law visiting fellow

All the world’s a stage for Hannah Dawson, 2019 University Medallist

Professor Susan H Williams wins 2019 Zines Prize for essay on constitutional law in Myanmar

From Ursula Hall to Johannesburg, ANU Law scholar pursues passion for law on global stage

Constitutionalising the party

Political parties have featured in constitutional practice and theory largely in the context of party bans by militant democracies. In this paper, I will argue that democratic constitutions should seek to achieve two design objectives in relation to political parties:

  1. Separating the state and the ruling party (the separation principle); and

  2. Discouraging parties from becoming factions (the anti-faction principle).

ANU Law professor and students put theory into practice for citizenship appeal

Loving the law, oral advocacy, and studying the ANU Juris Doctor

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