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:
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)
Public Law Review
Federal Law Review