Federalism in Australia
On 1 January 1901 the six self-governing Australian colonies federated as the Commonwealth of Australia, and to this day Australia remains a federation of those six "original States" under the Commonw...
Federation of Australia
The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia formed ...
Federation of Australia - Wikipedia
Pirrie v McFarlane (1925)
Pirrie v McFarlane is a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia on Intergovernmental immunity between tiers of government in the Australian federal system.
The defendant Thomas McFarlane ...
Forum of Federations
The Forum of Federations is an international organization based in Ottawa, Canada. The Forum and its partners form a global network on federalism. It brings together elected officials, civil servants ...
Victoria v Commonwealth (1971)
Victoria v Commonwealth (1971) 122 CLR 353, commonly referred to as the Payroll Tax Case, was a case decided in the High Court of Australia regarding the scope of the Commonwealth's taxation power and...
Victoria v Commonwealth (1971) - Wikipedia
Re Australian Education Union
Re Australian Education Union (1995) 184 CLR 188 is a High Court of Australia constitutional law case that involves the scope of the intergovernmental immunity doctrine in Australian constitutional l...
Fiscal imbalance in Australia
The fiscal imbalance in Australia refers to the disparity between the revenue generation ability of one level of government (in Australia's case, the federal government) in excess of its own spending ...
Henderson v Defence Housing Authority (1997)
Henderson v Defence Housing Authority (1997) is a landmark Australian High Court decision on intergovernmental immunity and states rights under the Australian Constitution. The full citation is Resid...
Hopetoun Blunder
The Hopetoun Blunder was a political event immediately prior to the Federation of the British colonies in Australia.Federation was scheduled to occur on 1 January 1901, but since the general election ...
Amalgamated Society of Engineers v Adelaide Steamship Co. Ltd.
Amalgamated Society of Engineers v Adelaide Steamship Co Ltd (1920) 28 CLR 129 (commonly known as the Engineers' Case) was a landmark decision by the High Court of Australia on 31 August 1920. The im...
Melbourne Corporation v Commonwealth
Melbourne Corporation v Commonwealth (1947) 74 CLR 31; [1947] HCA 26 (13 August 1947), also known as the Melbourne Corporation case or the State banking case, is an important case in Australian consti...
Section 109 of the Constitution of Australia
Section 109 of the Constitution of Australia declares that valid federal laws override ("prevail") inconsistent State laws. Section 109 is analogous to the Supremacy Clause in the United States Consti...
Austin v Commonwealth
Austin v Commonwealth (2003) 215 CLR 185, is a High Court of Australia case that deals with issues of intergovernmental immunity and discrimination of states against Commonwealth power.
Austin was...
Constitution of Australia
The Constitution of Australia is the supreme law under which the government of the Commonwealth of Australia operates, including its relationship to the States of Australia. It consists of several do...