Written by nacl on November 29, 2013 in Article Feature articles

Origins of the Australian System of Law

Essay by Rev Dr David Mitchell


An Independent Nation;

The Place of United Nations Law in Australian Law;

The Heads of State;

The Queen’s representative

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Dr David Mitchell is an Australian Lawyer and a leading authority on Constitutional and Human Rights issues, being a graduate of the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Amongst many attainments he was Attorney-General of the African nation of Lesotho,  is an ordained Presbyterian Minister residing in Hobart, Tasmania and was an elected delegate to the Constitutional Convention held in 1988.

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Bremt Melville

December 6, 2016 @ 03:46


Greetings Rev. Dr Mitchell. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will introduce a bill to inhibit Churches and Christian Schools from hiring staff according to their values and principles. More details at this link. http://tinyurl.com/hz56enk
It seems state governments pay no heed to the Constitution Sect. 116 as if it doesn’t apply to them, even though Sect. 109 would suggest otherwise. Any comments on religious freedom generally?

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