An important original volume of essays on Australia's constitutional values, addressing their relevance and scope, and how they might in the future affect the Court's approach to constitutional interpretation in various contexts.
PART I: INTRODUCTION: CONSTITUTIONAL VALUES AND INTERPRETATION 1. Functionalism and Australian Constitutional Values Rosalind Dixon 2. The Justification of Judicial Review: Text, Structure, History and Principle Nicholas Aroney 3. Functions, Purposes and Values in Constitutional Interpretation Jeffrey Goldsworthy 4. Functions, Context and Constitutional Values Jonathan Crowe PART II: LEGALITY AND CONSTITUTIONALISM 5. The Rule of Law Lisa Burton Crawford 6. Government Accountability as a 'Constitutional Value' Janina Boughey and Greg Weeks 7. Impartial Justice Sarah Murray PART III: POLITICAL DEMOCRACY 8. Deliberation as a Constitutional Value Scott Stephenson 9. Political Equality as a Constitutional Principle: Cautionary Lessons from McCloy v New South Wales Joo-Cheong Tham PART IV: INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY AND EQUALITY 10. Liberty as a Constitutional Value: The Difficulty of Differing Conceptions of 'The Relationship of the Individual to the State' James Stellios 11. Equal Treatment and Non-Discrimination through the Functionalist Lens Amelia Simpson PART V: FEDERALISM AND CONSTITUTIONAL IDENTITY 12. Democratic Experimentalism Gabrielle Appleby and Brendan Lim 13. Indigenous Recognition Dylan Lino PART VI: NATIONAL SECURITY AND UNITY 14. National Security: A Hegemonic Constitutional Value? Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Nicola McGarrity 15. Free Trade as an Australian Constitutional Value: A Functionalist Approach to the Interpretation of the Economic Constitution of Australia Gonzalo Villalta Puig
Rosalind Dixon is Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, Australia.