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 last Part of Volume 22 of the Public Law Review includes a wide range of material relevant to public law. The Comments section includes pieces on plain packaging on tobacco products, the uses and abuses of prorogation and consequences of Wainohu v NSW. The three articles tackle legal recognition of same-sex unions in Australia, government community service contracts and taxation by administrative discretion, as well as three separate commentaries on this article. There is also a developments section and a book review.