THE FOI ACT 1982 AND THE FOI ACT 2000 (UK): ARE THERE LESSONS WE CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER?

It is almost a quarter of a century since the Commonwealth’s Freedom of Information Act 1982 was enacted. At about the same time, similar legislation was passed in New Zealand (the Official Information Act 1982) and in Canada (the Access to Information Act 1985). More than a decade earlier the US had passed its Freedom Read More …

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ORIGINAL COPY OF AN ACT TO CONSTITUTE THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

This page provides an original scanned copy of the actual Commonwealth Constitution… Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (Imp) 63 & 64 Vic, c 12 Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK) Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (Current)   If you can spare a few dollars for the creators of this website to continue their Read More …

Judgments – Regina v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Appellant) ex parte Quark Fishing Limited

A reference of notable import that states that the constitution is to be relied upon to note which office of the Queen acts. The Australian constitution Act is not silent on this identification of the office of the Queen.     If you can spare a few dollars for the creators of this website to 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 …

Statute of Westminster

Details about Australia’s adoption of the Statute of Westminster 1931 in 1942. Whereas the delegates of His Majesty’s Governments in the United Kingdom, the Dominion of Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, the Irish Free State and Newfoundland, at Imperial Conferences holden at Westminster in the Read More …