By Brian Galligan
This provocative ebook, first released in 1995, argues that Australia is already a federal republic instead of a constitutional monarchy. It argues that through adopting a federal structure in 1901 Australians ensured their prestige as a sovereign humans. whereas the booklet doesn't deny the parliamentary and monarchic parts of the Australian procedure, it demands a good reassessment of the structure. Brian Galligan forcefully argues that the Australian structure has primacy over the opposite political associations of the country. The booklet considers primary matters that come up in dialogue of the structure and federalism, together with the function of the Senate, the opportunity of a invoice of rights, the best way the excessive court docket matches into the present process and the character of governmental kin. This ebook will overturn the orthodoxies of a lot knowledgeable opinion and may problem republicans and monarchists alike. Brian Galligan's particular standpoint as a political scientist throws mild on many features of federalism and may stimulate extensive debate.
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