Galligan, Brian: Federal republic

Galligan, Brian

A Federal Republic: Australia’s Constitutional System of Government, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge & New York, 1995

The book ‘argues that Australia is already a federal republic rather than a constitutional monarchy. It argues that by adopting a federal constitution in 1901 Australians ensured their status as a sovereign people.’ (blurb) The author says that ‘the Australian Constitution has been profoundly important not only in shaping the politics and political institutions of the nation but also in actually creating the nation itself’. (p. 9) Reviews are here and here.

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