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Australian & Comparative Constitutional Law: Interpretation - Commentary & Annotators

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

Contemporary Annotators - section by section treatment

The following 'annotators' provide a section by section treatment, and list cases and commentary for each provision.

  • The Australian Constitution (Annotated) by Cheryl Saunders (Constitutional Centenary Foundation, 2000). UniM Law   KM 76 AUST - this book sets out the text of the Constitution with notes to explain the effect of each chapter and each section. 

Contemporaneous Annotators - Section by Section Treatment

There are two contemporaneous commentaries written at the time of the drafting of the Constitution. Both are widely cited in caselaw and scholarly writings and held to be authoritative. These are by Quick & Garren and by Moore.