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Constitution

Notre Dame Law School

1968

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Separation Of Powers In The Australian Constitution, John M. Finnis Jan 1968

Separation Of Powers In The Australian Constitution, John M. Finnis

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Even those who regret it accept that the founders of the Australian Constitution "beyond question" intended the separation of powers now required by the Boilermakers' Case . This article seeks first to show that the arguments advanced to prove the alleged intention are no more probative -than the draftsman's literary arrangement which has prompted the accepted view of constitutional history; and second, to discuss the proper strategy of approach to the historical record on these matters.