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Australian & Comparative Constitutional Law: Books and Journals

This guide will help with your research in Australian, Global and Comparative Constitutional Law.

Library Catalogue Search

The Law Library has many print and e-books on Australian Constitutional Law. Print books are at KM 76 on Level 5 of the Law Library, and in the High Use Collection.  


New Print and E-Books on Australian Federal Constitutional Law

Reference Books

Opinions of the Commonwealth Attorneys-General 1901-1945

The three volume work Opinions of Attorneys-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (published between 1981 and 2013) comprises legal advice provided to the Commonwealth government between 1901 and 1945, from Federation and the creation of the Commonwealth to shortly after the Second World War. These opinions consider many constitutional issues, and are an invaluable historical resource.

The Opinions are available:

Australian Constitutional Law Journal Articles

Journal Articles

Journal articles provide current scholarly opinion and analysis of specific aspects of your topic.

Indexes & Abstracts

AGIS – articles in Australian law journals from the 1970s+ - some articles are in full text. AGIS is available electronically from the Law Library’s Research Databases page or the Catalogue. Use this database to search for articles on a specific constitutional law topic eg: separation of powers, or a specific section of the Constitution.

For information on other databases to use to find relevant journal articles, refer to the Journals page on our Secondary Sources for Legal Research Guide.

Individual Journal Titles

Constitutional law & policy review (ceased publication in 2012)

  • Online on Lexis Advance Pacific from vol 7 2004-vol 13 2011
  • In print: UniM Law P CONS v.1-, 1998-2010

Public Law Review

  • Online on Westlaw AU from vol 1 1990 –
  • In print: UniM Law P PUBL vol 1- 1990-

Federal Law Review