Jambe Law Journal
Vol 1 No 1 (2018)

Foundational Sources and Purposes of Authority in Australian Law

Danial Kelly (Charles Darwin University)

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Publish Date
09 Jul 2018


The starting point in understanding Australia’s socio-legal place in an international context is to be familiar with its Western legal tradition. Some of the characteristics of the Western idea of law include the separation of law from other normative systems (such as religion), the centrality or primacy of law as a method of regulating society, and the inherent authority of law. Other major socio-legal features of contemporary Australia include a multicultural population and government by representative democracy. Australian law has sprung out of the English branch of the Western legal tradition, therefore the English heritage of Australian law will first be considered.

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Jambe Law Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Faculty of Law Jambi University twice a year in May and November. It aims primarily to facilitate professional discussions over current developments on legal issues in Indonesia as well as to publish innovative legal researches concerning ...