Constitutional Theory

ANU Law’s James Stellios to deliver the annual Richardson Oration

The High Court’s decisions in Williams v The Commonwealth: The principle of parliamentary control of public money

The High Court’s decisions in the Williams v The Commonwealth cases wrought a radical change to the settled understanding of the constitutional allocation of financial power between the parliament and executive government — even where appropriation legislation exists, the Commonwealth cannot spend most public money without additional and specific authorising legislation.

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