SECTION 15 OF THE AUSTRALIA ACTS: CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE BY THE BACK DOOR

The Australia Act provides a backdoor method of constitutional change, independent of s.128 of the Constitution. If Australian politicians can reach unanimous agreement among themselves, and if they do not wish to run the formidable gauntlet of the democratic process under s. 128, they can use the procedures of s. 15 to bypass the will Read More …

Australia Act 1986.

An Act to bring constitutional arrangements affecting the Commonwealth and the States into conformity with the status of the Commonwealth of Australia as a sovereign, independent and federal nation WHEREAS the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth and the Premiers of the States at conferences held in Canberra on 24 and 25 June 1982 and 21 June 1984 Read More …