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Constituent power in federal constitutions

Constituent power in federal constitutions

This research aims to better understand the ways federal constitutions are adopted and approved by ‘the people’ of the country – both the multiple peoples of the constituent states and the singular people of the federation. A clearer understanding of these issues will influence the way governments and the courts apply and interpret federal constitutions, including the Australian constitution. It will also contribute to discussion about the roles of the people(s) in constitutional amendment and reform.

Recipients: Professor Nicholas Aroney (UQ Law School), Associate Professor George Duke (Deakin University), Professor Stephen Tierney (University of Edinburgh)



Prof Nicholas Aroney

Project Funding

This project is funded by ARC Discovery Projects


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