Australian treaty practice

David Mason, Wendy Lacey

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational law in Australia
EditorsEmily Crawford, Donald R. Rothwell
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherThomson Reuters (Australia)
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780455238784
ISBN (Print)9780409338881
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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