Australia's experience of treaty-making has been fraught with uncertainty. At the outset its capacity to enter independently into treaty relations has been circumscribed by the hesitant evolution of Dominion status within the British Empire. The Australian Constitution, too, has provided little guidance on the exercise of executive and legislative powers in respect of treaty-making, particularly insofar as it effects relations between the federal and State governments.
|Title of host publication||International law in Australia|
|Editors||Emily Crawford, Donald R. Rothwell|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||Thomson Reuters (Australia)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Mason, D., & Lacey, W. (2017). Australian treaty practice. In E. Crawford, & D. R. Rothwell (Eds.), International law in Australia (3 ed., pp. 49-69). Thomson Reuters (Australia). https://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/international-law-in-australia-3rd-edition/productdetail/124709