Faculty of Business and Law

Legal Resources

Constitutional Law

Magna cartaGeneral | Australia | United Kingdom | United States | Journal Articles | Bill of Rights/Human Rights |


Researching Constitutional Law on the Internet
Plenty of useful links here


Australian Constitution - Beginners Guide
Download a PDF or eDOC version of this book for reference. Also contains 'The Constitution Pictorial Guide', the Constitution itself, a research library, links and much more.

Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies - University of Melbourne
‘The Centre was established in 1988 by the University of Melbourne Law School, and provides a unique focal point in Australia for analysis of the Australian constitutional system and for comparative study of the constitutional systems of other countries and regions.’ It has sections on major activities, Asia/Pacific related programs, conferences, periodicals, publications, organisations and staff.

Constitutional Law (AustLII)
Links to constitutional law sites, the Constitution and Referendums

Constitutional Law Articles
At legalskills.com - articles by Christopher Enright who lectures in the School of Business at the Australian Catholic University at North Sydney.

Documenting a Democracy - Australia's History
Includes timeline, picture album, glossary and numerous historical documents

United Kingdom

UK Constitutional Reform
Article by By Lesley Dingle and Bradley Miller published on LLRX.com on 21 June 2004

US ConstitutionUnited States

United States Constitution

Constitutional Law
Links to other websites, laws & government documents, Government agencies, legal journals, newsletters & articles, legal discussion groups, subject ourlines and more from LexisONE - US orientation.

Researching Constitutional Law on the Internet
From the University of Chicago - links to numerous relevant sites - mostly US but with some international.

Journal Articles

Devaluation of a Constitutional Guarantee: The History of Section 51(xxiiiA) of the Commonwealth Constitution
Article by Dr Danuta Mendelson: (1999) 23 Melbourne University Law Review 308. Section 51(xxiiiA) gives the Commonwealth government powers in relation to "the provision of maternity allowances, widows' pensions, child endowment, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, medical and dental services (not not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription), benefits to students and family allowances"

Bill of Rights/Human Rights legislation

See also human rights


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