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Williams, George 1969-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 263 publications in 1 language and 8,302 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Popular works  Encyclopedias  Law reviews  Law commentaries  Constitutions  Casebooks (Law) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: KU1750, 342.94085
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Williams
People power : the history and future of the referendum in Australia by George Williams( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full history of constitutional change in Australia, this analysis examines the nation's referendum record and explains why referendum approvals have been so rare. Including interviews with leading proponents for constitutional change as well as political cartoons and brochures from key campaigns, this account provides a thorough analysis of each referendum campaign, the public's response, and the forces that shaped the outcome
The High Court, the Constitution and Australian politics by Rosalind Dixon( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The High Court, the Constitution and Australian Politics is an in-depth exploration of the relationship between decisions of the High Court and broader political currents in Australia. It begins with an investigation of the patterns and effects of constitutional invalidation and dissent on the High Court over time, and their correlation with political trends and attitudes. It also examines the role of constitutional amendment in expressing popular constitutional understandings in the Australian system. Subsequent chapters focus on the eras marked by the tenure of the Court's 12 Chief Justices, examining Court's decisions in the context of the prevailing political conditions and understandings of each. Together, the chapters canvass a rich variety of accounts of the relationship between constitutional law and politics in Australia, and of how this relationship is affected by factors such as the process of appointment for High Court judges and the Court's explicit willingness to consider political and community values
Counter-terrorism and beyond : the culture of law and justice after 9/11 by Andrew Lynch( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work focuses on the impact of the extraordinary counter-terrorism laws outside the immediacy of the counter-terrorism context. The book draws together practitioners and academics to consider the wider effects counter-terrorism law is having on public institutions within democracies
A charter of rights for Australia by George Williams( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia is the only democratic country that does not have a national charter or bill that protects basic human rights. Many countries have a constitutional bill of rights; many others have legislated to create charters of rights. Australia, alone, has failed to offer its citizens this vital protection. In this third fully updated edition of his influential book, George Williams argues that the Australian parliament should create a charter of human rights and responsibilities drawing on the successful examples of New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He shows how the case for reform has grown stronger in recent years, and how the momentum for change has accelerated with the creation of charters of rights in the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria. Professor Williams played a key role in the development of the Victorian charter and describes how the community processes that led to the innovative ACT and Victorian laws can be used to create a long-overdue federal charter
Everything you need to know about the referendum to recognise Indigenous Australians by Megan Davis( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains everything that Australians need to know about the proposal to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution. It details how our Constitution was drafted, and shows how Aboriginal peoples came to be excluded from the new political settlement. It explains what the 1967 referendum - in which over 90% of Australians voted to delete discriminatory references to Aboriginal people from the Constitution - achieved and why discriminatory racial references remain. With clarity and authority the book shows the symbolic and legal power of such a change and how we might get there. Concise and clear, it is written by two of the best-known experts in the country on matters legal, indigenous and constitutional. Recognise is essential reading on what should be a watershed occasion for our nation
Inside Australia's anti-terrorism laws and trials by Andrew Lynch( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over ten years after Australias first national laws were enacted to combat the threat of terrorism, yet more anti-terrorism laws were passed in the Australian Parliament in late 2014. The first laws were often introduced in great haste and were stunning in scope and number. The latest laws are similarly extensive and controversial. Yet again, powers and sanctions once thought to lie outside the rules of a liberal democracy except during wartime have become part of Australian law. Timely, piercing and in regard to the first set of laws, written with the benefit of hindsight, this book asks whether Australia really needed to enact anti-terrorism laws in the first place, let alone add to them? Do the new laws pose increased threats to freedom of speech and freedom of the press? Have these laws been effective in protecting the community, or do they represent a long-term threat to the health of Australian democracy? Which laws have proved their worth and which have not? And what has been the impact of the laws in Australias anti-terrorism trials and on the Muslim community?
Human rights under the Australian constitution by George Williams( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role of the High Court in interpreting the Constitution to protect human rights raises issues that go to the core of Australian democracy. Human Rights under the Australian Constitution is a thorough and accessible work that explores the decisions of the High Court on express and implied constitutional rights, as well as underlying themes of constitutional interpretation."--BOOK JACKET. "Practitioners, students, and teachers in the fields of constitutional law, human rights law, and political science will find this book a comprehensive and thoughtful treatment of this area of the law and its relationship to Australian political culture."--BOOK JACKET
The Oxford companion to the High Court of Australia by Michael Coper( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference work is a comprehensive and scholarly publication that examines the High Court of Australia's public work, the Court's role in Australian law, politics and society, and the Court's inner workings
Australian constitutional law and theory : commentary and materials by Anthony Blackshield( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a casebook, this text contains a wide range of materials, including excerpts from a spectrum of commentators and writers. Many changes are incorporated in the 3rd edition, such as: all developments in the law since 1997; new scholarly commentary; a new section on the Fiji crisis
Blackshield and Williams Australian constitutional law and theory : commentary and materials by Anthony Blackshield( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth edition of Australian Constitutional Law and Theory: Commentary and Materials has been thoroughly rewritten. Each chapter has thoroughly reviewed by both authors, with fresh choices made for extracts to bring the book up to date for new materials and scholarship. The commentary has also been rewritten to provide clearer explanation of concepts and case outcomes. Major new developments have been included by cutting back existing material to focus in more tightly on the key constitutional issues. Major cases added since the last edition include: Attorney-General (Cth) v Alinta Ltd; Bennett v Commonwealth; Betfair Pty Ltd v Western Australia; Clarke v Commissioner of Taxation; Forge v Australian Securities and Investments Commission; Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club Inc v Commissioner of Police; K-Generation Pty Ltd v Liquor Licensing Court; Lane v Morrison; Pape v Commissioner of Taxation; R (Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2); Roach v Electoral Commissioner; Sweedman v Transport Accident Commission; Telstra Corporation Ltd v Commonwealth; Thomas v Mowbray; White v Director of Military Prosecutions; the Work Choices Case; Wurridjal v Commonwealth and XYZ v Commonwealth. As this list indicates, the fifth edition includes the groundbreaking 2009 decision in Pape, as well as the other key decisions of this year such as Clarke, K-Generation, Lane and Wurridjal."--Publisher description
Surveillance, counter-terrorism and comparative constitutionalism by Fergal Francis Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The decade after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks saw the enactment of anti-terrorism laws around the world that challenged understandings and assumptions about public institutions, human rights and constitutional law. Many of those laws remain on the statute books and continue to have a profound impact on constitutionalism and the rule of law. One of the most striking and rapid areas of development has been the conferral of increased powers of surveillance on law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The chapters in this edited book examine the impact of these powers on constitutionalism at both the domestic and international levels. The book discusses the prevalence of mechanisms of mass surveillance; the challenges that technological developments pose for constitutionalism; new actors in the surveillance state; the use of surveillance material as evidence in court and the difficulties of balancing secrecy and fair trial requirements; and the effectiveness of constitutional and other forms of review of surveillance powers. The contributors to the book who are leading international experts in anti-terrorism and constitutional law take a comparative approach looking at jurisdictions including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, India, Japan, China and Australia. The book draws important conclusions about the constitutional implications, short- and long-term, domestic and international, of the expansion of surveillance powers after 9/11"--Provided by publisher
The Oxford companion to the High Court of Australia( )

in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference work is a comprehensive and scholarly publication that examines the High Court of Australia's public work, the Court's role in Australian law, politics and society, and the Court's inner workings
What price security? : taking stock of Australia's anti-terror laws by Andrew Lynch( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a clear and accessible guide to the major components of Australia's anti-terrorism laws and their effects. Shows what constitutes a crime of terrorism in Australia, and what happens when the authorities seek a control order or an order of preventative detention over an individual
Law and liberty in the war on terror( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we ensure national security against people unafraid to kill themselves along with their victims - people who, self-evidently, will not be deterred by traditional laws which punish offenders after their crimes are committed. This is the challenge facing liberal democracies such as Australia. New laws specifically designed to forestall terrorist activity have been a key response. This text describes these laws and debates both their effectiveness and impact on civil liberties. International and domestic commentators from the fields of government, law and political science address questions such as: How does the law define 'terrorism'? Can the criminal justice system accommodate preparatory terrorism offences? Is torture ever acceptable as an interrogative method? What is the role of the judiciary in times of emergency? How do Australia's anti-terrorism laws compare with those of the United Kingdom and New Zealand? and How are Australian communities and politics affected by responses to terrorism?
A bill of rights for Australia by George Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book legal commentator George Williams argues that more can be done to protect the fundamental rights of the Australian people. He looks at the limited rights Australians do have, and at the arguments for and against a Bill of Rights. Adopting a fresh approach to the problem, he lays out a pragmatic and achievable way for Australian parliaments to work with the community to better protect individual liberty from potential government interference."--BOOK JACKET
The case for an Australian bill of rights : freedom in the war on terror by George Williams( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book George Williams outlines the case for a national Bill of Rights to guarantee the rights of all Australians. Surveying the federal government's response to September 11 and the Bali attack, Williams shows how the threat of terrorism makes the protection of basic rights more, not less, urgent. He examines other recent controversies, including mandatory sentencing and racial discrimination, discusses the Australian Capital Territory's innovative Bill of Rights legislation, and spells out a realistic program for change."--BOOK JACKET
The High Court at the crossroads : essays in constitutional law( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1995 and 1998 five of the seven judges of the High Court resigned or retired. This book covers the most important topics in contemporary constitutional law and contains new insights and fresh approaches from leading writers around Australia
Everything you need to know about the Uluru Statement from the Heart by Megan Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 26 May 2017, after a historic process of consultation, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was read out. This clear and urgent call for reform to the community from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples asked for the establishment of a First Nations Voice to Parliament protected in the constitution and a process of agreement-making and truth-telling. Voice. Treaty. Truth. What was the journey to this point? What do Australians need to know about the Uluru Statement from the Heart? And how can these reforms be achieved? Everything You Need to Know about the Uluru Statement from the Heart, written by Megan Davis and George Williams, two of Australia's best-known constitutional experts, is essential reading on how our Constitution was drafted, what the 1967 referendum achieved, and the lead-up and response to the Uluru Statement. Importantly, it explains how the Uluru Statement offers change that will benefit the whole nation
Australian constitutional law and theory : commentary and materials by Tony Blackshield( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work choices : what the High Court said by Andrew Stewart( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors include extensive extracts from the 401 page judgement to provide an accessible analysis of the reasoning of the majority and of the fears of the disenters
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Counter-terrorism and beyond : the culture of law and justice after 9/11
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The High Court, the Constitution and Australian politicsCounter-terrorism and beyond : the culture of law and justice after 9/11A charter of rights for AustraliaEverything you need to know about the referendum to recognise Indigenous AustraliansInside Australia's anti-terrorism laws and trialsHuman rights under the Australian constitutionThe Oxford companion to the High Court of AustraliaAustralian constitutional law and theory : commentary and materials
Alternative Names
George Williams abogado australiano

George Williams abogáu australianu

George Williams advocaat uit Australië

George Williams advocat australià

George Williams australischer Jurist

George Williams avocat australien

Джордж Уильямс

جورج وليامز محامي أسترالي

جورج ویلیامز

জর্জ উইলিয়ামস

佐治·威廉斯

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English (185)