The latest Part of the Public Law Review includes the following content: Comments: “Reforming parliamentary privilege in New Zealand” – Debra Angus; “Senate voting rules and the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act 2016 (Cth)” – John Pyke; “Crafting a concept of deference for the implied freedom of political communication” – Murray Wesson; a Speech from the 2015 Sir Anthony Mason Lecture: “The use of proportionality in Australian constitutional law” – Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM; and the following Articles: “The Recognise campaign and constitutional relationships between Indigenous peoples and the state” – J L Birrell; “Prorogation: Can it ever be regarded as a reserve power?” – Professor Anne Twomey; Book review: “Public Law in the Age of Statutes: Essays in Honour of Dennis Pearce” – reviewed by the Hon Kenneth Hayne AC QC; and Developments.
The final Part of Volume 23 of the Public Law Review publishes two interesting articles, three Comments and a Developments section. The first article comes from Will Bateman and seeks to explain some of the more complicated aspects of the principles of federal jurisdiction. The second article is by Geoffrey Lindell and addresses the reserve powers of State Governors with respect to illegality. The Comments section includes notes on s 25 of the Constitution, decisions regarding jurisdiction and the judiciousness of advising the Governor-General.