The Crown

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Essays on its manifestation, power and accountability

edited by Martin Hinton and John M. Williams

Foreword by the Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler AC

$99.00 | 2018 | Paperback | 978-1-925261-79-0 | 394 pp

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    1. The Crown
    Professor John Williams

    2. Sovereignty and the First Australians
    Professor Megan Davis

    3. Sovereignty and the Australian People
    R Niall QC

    4. The Vice Regal Offices
    M G Sexton SC

    5. The Model Litigant
    G Donaldson QC

    6. Judicial Review and the Commonwealth Crown
    The Hon Chief Justice M Grant

    7. The Rule of Law and the Crown
    J Gleeson SC and C Winnett

    8. The Executive Power of the Crown
    The Hon Justice M Hinton and Sue Milne

    9. The Crown as Prosecutor
    The Hon K Duggan AM RFD QC

    10. Can the Crown Do Wrong?
    M Evans QC and F McDonald

    11. Executive Power and Responsible Government
    C Bleby SC

    12. The A-G, the DPP, the Police and the Crown
    A P Kimber SC

    13. Future Directions in the non-statutory power of the executive government to contract and spend
    C Jacobi and D O’Leary

    14. Judicial Review and the State Crown
    The Hon Justice S McLeish

    15. The First Law Officer
    W Sofronoff QC

    16. The Second Law Officer
    Associate Professor Gabrielle Appleby

    17. Advising and Acting for the Crown
    The Hon Justice Parker

Since 1901, when the Australian colonies united to form one federation — one united people, one indissoluble Federal Commonwealth, several states, one Crown — the notion of the Crown has remained a value-laden abstraction, defying legal definition. Aspects of its operation and application have been described, and aspects of its legal incidents and legal consequences have been identified. But its contours have never been mapped.

The contributors to this book each shine a light on one particular dimension of the notion of the Crown. Discussions include the nature and role of the Crown; the concept of sovereignty with regards to the First Australians, and to the Australian people as a whole; the question of whether the Crown can do wrong; the roles of various law officers of the Commonwealth of Australia; and future directions for the Crown.

Collectively, the chapters in this book do much to deepen our appreciation of the notion of the Crown.

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