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Statutory Interpretation in Australia : Delegated Legislation

Pearce, D. C.


Problem of interpretation. Parliaments and other bodies pour out a steady flow of written laws that affect all our activities. It is thus not surprising to find that the courts are frequently concerned with cases that turn upon the meaning of a particular piece of legislation. In Australia, a rough sample shows that in forty per centum of recent reported cases the courts were required to rule upon the meaning of some legislative instrument. In a further thirty per centum of cases the courts had...[Show more]

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