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Centenary essays for the High Court of Australia

Peter Cane
Containing authoritative essays that were presented at the national conference held in Canberra in October 2003 to mark the Centenary of the High Court of Australia (1903 - 2003), this text provides valuable and essential insights into many important legal issues in Australian jurisprudence by the most eminent judges, barristers, and legal scholars. Each chapter is an original work of scholarship that broadens and deepens our understanding of Australian law and government. Together they provide a rich and varied account of the Court's first century, and they set an agenda for the years to come. Covering the most significant High Court decisions across main legal areas and their subsequent impact on Australian life, this text also thoroughly considers and analyses the historical, social and political dynamics on the jurisprudence of the Court
Print Book, English, 2004
LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, 2004
xliv, 421 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780409321623, 0409321621
The vision and the reality / Leslie Zines
Its first and highest function : the framers' vision of the High Court as interpreter of the Constitution / Helen Irving
The High Court's role in Government and Nation / Brian Galligan
The High Court and the media / John Henningham
The break with the Privy Council and the internationalisation of the common law / Sir Anthony Mason
The break with the United Kingdom and the internationalisation of the common law / Lord Bingham of Cornhill
Reconciling sovereignty : Canada and the Australia's dialogue on aboriginal rights / Beverley McLachlin
Land is susceptible of ownership / Noel Pearson
"The most important of all judicial functions" : criminal justice in the High Court / Dame Sian Elias
The jurisprudence of the court : criminal law and the criminal process : moral blameworthiness
the "objective test" dilemma / Mark Weinberg
Constitutional structure and Australian federalism / Cheryl Saunders
The High Court and federalism : a centenary evaluation / George Winterton
A methodology of duty / Stephen Todd
The golden thread at the heart of tort law : protection of the vulnerable / Jane Stapleton
The profits of conscience : commercial equity in the High Court of Australia / Anthony Duggan
Fiduciary obligation in the High Court of Australia / Deborah A. DeMott
Judicial power and the limits of judicial control / Pat Keane
The making of Australian administrative law / Peter Cane
Human rights, international standards and the protection of minorities / Sir Gerard Brennan
The High Court and human rights / Hilary Charlesworth
Centenary reflections on restitution and equity / Joachim Dietrich
The High Court's equity jurisprudence / Simon Evans