A set of rules, developed over a long period of time regulating people’s interactions with each other and which sets standards of conduct between individuals and other individuals, and individuals and the government and which are enforceable through sanction.
Case Law (sometimes referred to as Common Law)
Separation of powers
The doctrine of separation of powers seeks to confine the exercise of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government exclusively to their respective institutions (Parliament, Cabinet and the courts).
Where legislative authority has been delegated by the parliaments to government departments and authorities, and local councils Delegated legislation may include: Orders Regulations By-laws Local laws
Division of law-making power
Exclusive powers Concurrent powers Residual powers
High Court interpretation of the Constitution Change to the Constitution Referral of Sate power to the Commonwealth
Approved by an absolute majority of both Houses of Parliament or passed twice in one house. Referendum (vote) approved by majority of the voters in at least four states.
The Governor-General gives Royal Assent