Public Law Review (PLR)

Critical analyses of public law and statutory interpretation

About the Journal
Public Law Review (ISSN: 1034-3024) is an influential and widely cited legal journal. The articles and commentary allow readers to stay on top of public law developments in Australasia and in other parts of the common law world. The subject of public law is broadly conceived, covering all aspects of law and government.

A feature of Public Law Review is the commentary, recent developments and book review sections, bringing to public lawyers in government, private practice and the courts coverage of topical issues and legal literature.

Articles published are critically appraised or reviewed by an academic or professional peer of the author for the purpose of maintaining the standards of the journal.

Laureate Professor Cheryl Saunders, Founding Director, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne
Professor Janet McLean, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland

Editorial Assistant
Georgina Clough, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

Comments Editor
Professor Dan Meagher, Professor and Chair in Constitutional Law, Deakin Law School

Board of Advisors
Margaret Allars, Australia
Nicholas Aroney, Australia
Mark Aronson, Australia
Hugh Corder, South Africa
Paul Craig, United Kingdom
Michael Crommelin, Australia
Rosalind Dixon, Australia
Richard Ekins, United Kingdom
Mark Elliott, United Kingdom
Simon Evans, Australia
Andrew Geddis, New Zealand
Claudia Geiringer, New Zealand
Philip Joseph, New Zealand
Sir Kenneth Keith, New Zealand
Sir Anthony Mason, Australia
Justice Debbie Mortimer, Australia
Brian Opeskin, Australia
Thomas Poole, United Kingdom
Paul Rishworth, New Zealand
Justice Alan Robertson, Australia
Adrienne Stone, Australia
Anne Twomey, Australia
Kristen Walker, Australia
Fiona Wheeler, Australia
Hanna Wilberg, New Zealand
John Williams, Australia
Elisabeth Zoller, France

Indexing/abstracting services
The following websites contain details of material published in the Journal: (Australian Legal Journals Index) (Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index)

The Australian Legal Journals Index is an online legal database prepared by the Lionel Murphy Library of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. It is produced by Thomson Reuters and is available via subscription.
The ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) is an online database formerly produced by Thomson Reuters and now maintained by Clarivate Analytics. It is part of the Web of Science Core Collection and is available via subscription.

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Contents listing
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