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Type: Journal article
Title: The Drafting of the Commonwealth Constitution
Author: Williams, J.
Citation: Public Policy, 2011; 6(1/2):9-18
Publisher: Curtin University of Technology
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1833-2110
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John M. Williams
Abstract: The drafting of the Australian Constitution was a process that involved the distillation of political compromises into the language of a parliamentary enactment. This article reflects upon the process of drafting the Australian Constitution and highlights a number of significant influences on the final text. The article concludes by noting some of the universal themes and functions that constitutions and constitution-making plays in society.
Rights: © 2011 Curtin University
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