Principles of Australian Constitutional Law, now in its fifth edition, is a popular textbook aimed at students and practitioners that is now prescribed or recommended in many Australian law schools. It provides helpful summaries of the key cases and an analysis that helps readers to understand contemporary Australian constitutionalism.
- Concise but comprehensive overview
- Examines the underlying principles that inform this area of law
- Included the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act and the Australia Act
- Lecturers have access to a suite of online ancillary on constitutional law
About the Authors:
Patrick Keyzer is a Professor of Law, Chair of Law and Public Policy and Head of the La Trobe University Law School. Patrick co-wrote and continues to update the Halsburys Laws of Australia title on Constitutional Law. Patrick also co-wrote the 7th and 8th editions of Hanks Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials. Patrick was Executive Associate to Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE, the Chief Justice of Australia, from November 1996 to May 1998. He holds a PhD in constitutional law from the University of Sydney and is also a practising barrister who has appeared in a number of significant constitutional cases including North Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service v Bradley, Fardon v Attorney-General (Queensland) and Queanbeyan City Council v Australian Capital Territory. Patrick has taught constitutional law for over 20 years and has won five teaching awards.
Christopher Goff is the updated editor for the Halsburys Laws of Australia title on Constitutional Law and teaches constitutional law at Bond University.
Asaf Fisher practiced in public law in the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and is a lecturer in law at La Trobe Law School.