Peace, Order, and Good Government: State Constitutional and Parliamentary Reform

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Clement Macintyre, John Matthew Williams, John Williams
Wakefield Press, 2003 - Constitutional law - 333 pages
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Fundamental reform of State Constitutions is needed now more than ever. Indeed, the process is under way in all States and Territories. Across Australia there is a growing belief that public institutions must be made more relevant to the needs of an increasingly restless electorate.
 

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Contents

CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS
9
Constitutional and Parliamentary Reform for South Australia
22
Lessons to he Learned from the Australian Capital Territory
47
Negotiating South Africas New Constitution
68
A Bill of RightslThe New Zealand Experiment
85
Direct DemocracyAdvantages and Options for South Australia
104
Citizen Initiated ReferendumAn Australian Capital Territory Proposal
127
Democratic Deficitls Citizen Initiated Referendum the Solution
133
InterConstitutional Relations
178
Refonning State Constitutions
196
The Role of the Governor
209
the New South Wales Experience
250
and Some Future Directions
273
Reform of Parliamentary Privilege
291
The Politics of Constitutional ReformSome Concluding Remarks
316
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Reconnecting RepresentativesParticipating in
150
the Round Eternal of Government Administration
164

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About the author (2003)

John Williams received a Ph.D. from Georgia State University. He is an associate professor of English at LaGrange College in Georgia. He lives in LaGrange with his wife Erin, son Martin, and daughter Ellie.

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