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What Do Australians Talk About When They Talk About“Parliamentary Sovereignty”?

Goss, Ryan


It is commonly said that some form of parliamentary sovereignty or parliamentary supremacy is part of Australian constitutional law. Yet no Australian legislature has “the right to make or unmake any law whatsoever” and Australian courts are “recognised by the law as having a right to override or set aside the legislation of Parliament”. So what do Australians talk about when they talk about parliamentary sovereignty? The article draws on a comprehensive review of the Australian literature to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Law


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