BLOGS WEBSITE

TAG: spending power

Commonwealth spending back in the High Court’s Sights

The National School Chaplaincy Program has already been found unconstitutional once by the High Court. Last week, the High Court heard a second challenge to the scheme. Any finding that the scheme is still unconstitutional has serious repercussions for hundreds of Commonwealth spending programs. This is an article by Adelaide Law School’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby, […]

Posted in Constitutional Law, Research and commentary | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on Commonwealth spending back in the High Court’s Sights

Adelaide Scholar Joints Constitutional Roundtable in Canberra

On Thursday, 20 June 2013, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs held a ‘Constitutional Roundtable’ at Parliament House, Canberra. The Committee was joined by a number of constitutional experts to discuss topical issues in relation to the Constitution and its reform. The Roundtable was open to the public and […]

Posted in Constitutional Law, Events, Research and commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Adelaide Scholar Joints Constitutional Roundtable in Canberra

Should we rush in on constitutional recognition of local government?

The constitutional recognition of local government in Australia has been on the political agenda for decades. Dr Gabrielle Appleby explores the latest proposals on this subject. In January this year, a joint parliamentary committee made a recommendation in a preliminary report that the ability of the Commonwealth to grant financial assistance to local government be constitutionally […]

Posted in Constitutional Law, Research and commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on Should we rush in on constitutional recognition of local government?

The High Court’s New Spectacles: Re-envisioning Executive Power after Williams v Commonwealth

On 25 July 2012, Gabrielle Appleby of the Adelaide Law School, Mike Wait from the South Australian Crown Solicitor’s Office and Stephen McDonald of the South Australian Bar presented a seminar on the recent decision in Williams v Commonwealth for the Australian Association of Constitutional Law. Below is an edited version of Gabrielle’s paper. Stephen’s […]

Posted in Constitutional Law, Research and commentary | Tagged , , , , , , |

1 Comment

Upcoming event on the Commonwealth’s spending power from the Australian Association of Constitutional Law

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law is proud to host The High Court’s New Spectacles: Re-envisioning executive power after Williams v Commonwealth On 20 June 2012, the High Court changed our understanding of the nature of the Commonwealth’s executive power. With some exceptions, the Commonwealth may not enter into contracts […]

Posted in Constitutional Law, Events | Tagged , , , , , |

Comments Off on Upcoming event on the Commonwealth’s spending power from the Australian Association of Constitutional Law