The Australian Senate 1901-1972
The Australian Senate has proved to be somewhat of an enigma within the institutional framework of Australian federalism. It was the subject of intensive debate at the Federal Conventions of the 1890s; and the Founding Fathers envisaged that it would perform the dual functions of a House of Review and a States House . This thesis describes pre-federation expectations about the Senate and Senators - expectations which even at that time were somewhat naive and over-optimistic. Detailed...[Show more]
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