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Author Cullen, Richard.

Title Federalism in action : the Australian and Canadian offshore disputes / Richard Cullen
Published Sydney : Federation Press in association with Comparative Public Policy Research Unit, Public Sector Management Institute, [1990]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  KC 144.1 Cul/Fia  AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 249 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Series Australian federalism and public law series
Australian federalism and public law series
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Preliminary considerations -- Ch. 3. Canada and Australia: developments to 1967 -- Ch. 4. Australian developments: 1967-1990 -- Ch. 5. Canadian developments: 1967-1990 -- Ch. 6. Future directions -- Ch. 7. Conclusions
Summary The Prime Minister has called for revision of the balance of power between the national and state governments in Australia. In Canada, in the wake of Meech Lake, the future of the country is under debate. In both, a re-arrangement of responsibilities of the two levels of government is firmly on the political agenda. In this book, the author examines the nature and effect of the federal systems of Australia and Canada. He does so by a detailed analysis of the conduct and outcome of one of the most significant intergovernmental disputes of the past 40 years - the battle for control of the offshore waters with their potential bonanza through petroleum exploration. Despite the parallels of size, economy, constitution and cultural and social mix, the federal systems of the two countries have produced divergent outcomes reached by different routes. In Canada, the power of regionalism has dominated the outcome so that there are a series of provincial regimes without any consistent national focus - a reflection of the relatively weak sense of Canadian national identity. In Australia, in contrast, the debate has been characterised by a national focus. The states have emphasised technical legal arguments rather than federal issues, and the dominance of the Commonwealth government in the dispute raises again the question: can or should federalism survive in Australia?
Analysis Australien Föderalismus Hoheitsgewässer Nutzung Geschichte (1945-1990)
Kanada Föderalismus Hoheitsgewässer Nutzung Geschichte (1945-1990)
Australia overseas comparisons
Cases (Law)
Constitution s.51
Law of the Sea
Territorial waters
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 229-237
Subject Federal government -- Australia.
Federal government -- Canada.
Territorial waters -- Australia.
Territorial waters -- Canada.
Author Cullen, Richard.
Monash University. Comparative Public Policy Research Unit
LC no. 90226495
ISBN 1862870322