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Australian Federalism and Local Autonomy

This article outlines the form and constitutional structure of the Australian
federation and explains its operation in practice. It argues that,
while on the face of the Constitution the federation is devolutionary
in terms of both institutions and the distribution of powers, it has
become progressively centralized over time, through Commonwealth
action, judicial interpretation and intergovernmental co-operation.
Federalism nevertheless was and is a defining feature of Australian
constitutionalism that, even now, operates as a significant check
and balance in the Australian constitutional system. The article
concludes by identifying some pending developments, each of which
has the capacity to affect the future direction that Australian federalism
takes.

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Référence électonique : Cheryl SAUNDERS, "Australian Federalism and Local Autonomy ", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°141, 141 - L’Australie, p.39-50 . Consulté le 2019-09-22 04:25:42 . URL : https://revue-pouvoirs.fr/Australian-Federalism-and-Local.html