Its first and highest functions as an Australian court-not its first in point of time, but its first in point of importance-will be exercised in unfolding the Constitution itself. That Constitution was drawn, and inevitably so, on large and simple lines, and its provisions were embodied in general language... Consequently... it opens an immense field for exact definition and interpretation. Alfred Deakin, second reading debate on the Judiciary Bill, 1902.(1).
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - May 2007|