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Bills of rights in Australia

Andrew Byrnes

Bills of rights in Australia

history, politics and law

by Andrew Byrnes

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Published by UNSW Press in Sydney .
Written in English

  • Civil rights -- Australia -- History,
  • Human rights -- Australia,
  • Constitutional law -- Australia

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography (p. 204-211) and index.

    StatementAndrew Byrnes, Hilary Charlesworth, Gabrielle McKinnon.
    ContributionsCharlesworth, Hilary., McKinnon, Gabrielle.
    LC ClassificationsKU2095 .B97 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 230 p. ;
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23972821M
    ISBN 109781921410178
    LC Control Number2009286846

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