What are the key legal and constitutional issues that would arise if Australia attempted to switch from a constitutional monarchy to a republic?
Stephen Gageler writes on the limits of section 128; Anne Twomey on “One In All In” – can a Commonwealth referendum to create a republic also convert State constitutions to a republican form; Sarah Murray examines the “Winterton” minimalist approach, Cheryl Saunders the Direct Election model; Peter Johnston investigates whether republican States can exist in a federal monarchy and Janine Pritchard the reverse – monarchical States in a federal republic; Alan Fenna explores the political science considerations and Jim Thomson the problems posed for drafters.
Chief Justice French dedicates the book to the late George Winterton, Chief Justice Martin introduces it and Greg Craven wraps it all up with characteristic aplomb.
Dedication to George Winterton – Chief Justice Robert French
Velvet to Father of the Republic – A Brother’s Tribute
Chief Justice Wayne Martin
Part 1: The Amendment Process
Amending the Commonwealth Constitution Through Section 128 – A Journey Through Its Scope and Limitations
One In, All In – The Simultaneous Implementation of a Republic at Commonwealth and State Levels
Part 2: Implementing Models
The Minimalist Winterton Model
Part 3: The States Doing It For Themselves
Going it Alone – Republican States Under a Monarchical Commonwealth
Monarchical States under a Republican Commonwealth
Part 4: Political Science and Drafting Issues
The Incremental Republic
Drafting Australian Constitutions: Historical Perspectives and Future Paths
James A Thomson
Part V: Conclusion
A Gripping Discussion on the Road to Nowhere?
Bibliography of Republican Works of Professor George Winterton
Table of Cases / Table of Statutes/ Index