If the Queens role in the Constitution is entrenched who is the Queen of Australia?

The Queen’s role in relation to Australia is entrenched in the Constitution. Section 1 states that the Commonwealth Parliament consists of a House of Representatives, a Senate and the Queen. Under section 2, the Queen is empowered to appoint the Governor-General as her representative in the Commonwealth. Under section 61 the ‘executive’ power of the Read More …

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Joosse & ANOR v Australian Securities and Investment Commission M35/1998 [1998] HCATrans 492 (15 December 1998)

    IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA        Office of the Registry Melbourne No M35 of 1998     B e t w e e n –   WOLTER JOOSSE and JACQUELINE YVONNE JOOSSE   Applicants   and     AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENT COMMISSION (formerly the AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES COMMISSION)   Respondent Read More …

Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force Response to Emergencies) Bill 2020

A troubling Bill allowing foreign forces to enter Australia and hold zero liability for their actions.   Summary Amends the: Defence Act 1903 to: streamline the process for calling out members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reserves, including for the purposes of responding to natural disasters or emergencies; and provide ADF members,other Defence personnel Read More …

High Court ~ ‘Members of Australian Parliaments have a duty to act ‘in the public interest’; they have a ‘fundamental obligation’ to ‘serve’;

Justice Keane reached similar conclusions and quoted28 more fully the statement of Justice Isaacs in The King v. Boston: The fundamental obligation of a member in relation to the Parliament of which he is a constituent unit still subsists as essentially as at any period of our history. That fundamental obligation … is the duty to serve and, in serving, Read More …