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Commonwealth–state relations

Cover a broad range of associations, agreements, and institutional arrangements for carrying on the complex business of governing in a federal system. The constitution provides the basic ...

Commonwealth–state relations

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
795 words

...–state relations cover a broad range of associations, agreements, and institutional arrangements for carrying on the complex business of governing in a federal system. The constitution provides the basic skeleton of federalism by setting up the Commonwealth government and enumerating its specific powers, while guaranteeing the continued existence of the states and their jurisdiction over residual powers not allocated to the Commonwealth. While most of the Commonwealth's powers are concurrent—levying excise taxes is one of the few exclusive ones—its...

Commonwealth–state relations

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
3,138 words

...–state relations The interrelationship between the constituent governments of the Australian federation—the Commonwealth government and the six state governments—is one of the most significant aspects of the Australian political system. Yet it is underappreciated and often misinterpreted. Commonwealthstate relations impinge upon most aspects of government and politics in Australia, including party politics, public finance, policy development, economic investment, and public service delivery. Scarcely any arena of public affairs is not affected in...

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,664 words

...–state relations . The Australian federal model involves two spheres of government: the Commonwealth and the states. Each sphere has a complete set of governing institutions: legislative, executive and, with some necessary qualifications, judicial. The qualifications are that section 77(iii) of the Constitution authorises the Commonwealth to use state courts for the exercise of federal jurisdiction and that under section 73 the High Court performs the final appellate function for both Commonwealth and states. In practice, Australian federalism is...

Commonwealth–state relations

Commonwealth–state relations  

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Cover a broad range of associations, agreements, and institutional arrangements for carrying on the complex business of governing in a federal system. The constitution provides the basic skeleton of ...
Religion

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,549 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...the Church of England ran back at least to the period of the sixteenth-century Reformation. In the rigorous but protean guise of Puritanism, it was an important dynamic in the Civil Wars of the 1640s, and briefly triumphed when the Church of England was suppressed during the Commonwealth in the 1650s. When the Church was re-established in the Restoration of 1660 , some gestures were made toward the possibility of accommodation or ‘comprehension’, but parliament eventually carried the Act of Uniformity of 1662 , which required of ministers complete and...

Natural Philosophy (Science)

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
5,186 words
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Oxford University Press

...of Science ( BAAS ) was formed, partly in an attempt to co-ordinate the diverse research interests represented by the various single-science societies. The first secretary, the Revd William Vernon Harcourt ( 1789–1871 ), aimed to prevent the fragmentation of the ‘commonwealth of science’ under the pressure of specialization. But natural philosophy—a term significantly absent from the title of the BAAS—was no longer the banner under which this co-ordination of the sciences could be achieved. The annual meetings of the BAAS divided into separate...

Utopianism

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,929 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...entitled ‘Beauties of Aristocracy’, an allusion to his Reflections on the Revolution in France ( 1790 ). The most prominent Paineite constitutionalist scheme cast in utopian form in the 1790s was that of the London physician and radical William Hodgson ( 1745–1851 ), The Commonwealth of Reason ( 1795 ). This takes ‘corruption’ to be ‘the most dreadful evil that can possibly affect either public or private life’, and offers a plan of social and constitutional reforms, including ensuring popular sovereignty, political rotation, freedom of religion, speech,...

Inconsistency between Commonwealth and state laws

Inconsistency between Commonwealth and state laws  

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Every federation in which the central and constituent polities have concurrent law‐making powers over some subject matters—and are therefore able to make inconsistent laws in relation to the same ...
Loan Council

Loan Council  

Is a Commonwealth–state body which authorises and coordinates Australian and overseas borrowings by state and federal governments. With the aim of preventing mutually detrimental competition for loan ...
tied grant

tied grant  

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A grant made with conditions attached. A term particularly used in relation to Commonwealth–state relations: the Commonwealth can ‘grant financial assistance to any State on such terms and conditions ...
COAG

COAG  

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The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is a heads of government forum overseeing intergovernmental relations. It is chaired by the prime minister and comprises the six state premiers, the two ...
Court's conception of Federalism

Court's conception of Federalism  

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Federalism as a system of government is generally thought to require a constitutional guarantee of the integrity and viability of each level of government. Cases concerning Commonwealth–state ...
State politics

State politics  

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The establishment of the Commonwealth in 1901 created the Australian Federation of which the six previously existing British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, ...
Criticism of the Court

Criticism of the Court  

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Law
Any institution called upon to decide major issues of Commonwealth–state relations, questions of the extent of governmental power, disputes between government and the citizen, and even disputes ...
Founders

Founders  

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Who were the founders of the Australian Commonwealth? John La Nauze, the Federation's pre-eminent historian, speculated in 1972 that perhaps twenty or fewer of the founders were known to the ...
External Relations Act

External Relations Act  

One of two linked pieces of legislation which de Valera rushed through the Dáil during the crisis caused by the abdication in December 1936 of King Edward VIII. The Constitution ...
reserved state powers

reserved state powers  

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The doctrine that it is implied in the Constitution that powers not delegated to the Commonwealth are reserved to the states. The reserved state powers restrict the interpretation of Commonwealth ...
Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory  

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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was established under s 125 of the Constitution to be the seat of government for the Commonwealth of Australia. Because of a compromise on the ...
Premiers

Premiers  

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The office of premier owes its dominance in state politics to its key position in the operation of both parliamentary government and party politics (the ‘first ministers’ of the Australian ...
Premiers' Conference

Premiers' Conference  

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Is an extra-constitutional device for consultation and cooperation between the state and Commonwealth governments. Before 1901 there were inter-colonial conferences to discuss matters of common ...

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