To send content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about sending content to .
To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure email@example.com
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about sending to your Kindle.
Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
Democratic countries, such as Australia, face the dilemma of preserving public and national security without sacrificing fundamental freedoms. In the context where the rule of law is an underlying assumption of the constitutional framework, Emergency Powers in Australia provides a succinct analysis of the sorts of emergency which have been experienced in Australia and an evaluation of the legal weapons available to the authorities to cope with these emergencies. It analyses the scope of the defence power to determine the constitutionality of federal legislation to deal with wartime crises and the 'war' on terrorism, the extent of the executive power and its relationship to the prerogative, the deployment of the defence forces in aid of the civil power, the statutory frameworks regulating the responses to civil unrest, and natural disasters. The role of the courts when faced with challenges to the invocation of emergency powers is explained and analysed.
Judges in Australia are not confined to the performance of judicial functions only. As judges at federal and state levels are held in very high regard by the general public, governments at both levels have from time to time sought to have judges perform non-judicial functions.
Australian judges have engaged in a broad spectrum of non-judicial or extra-judicial activities.There have been a few historical instances of judges accepting ambassadorial appointments. A Justice of the High Court of Australia, Sir Owen Dixon, served as Ambassador to the United States; Chief Justice John Latham was Minister Plenipotentiary in Japan; and Justice Fox of the Federal Court served as Ambassador of Australia for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Safeguards. The Director of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) was at one stage a federal judge; likewise the Chair of the National Crime Authority. Federal judges have been appointed as President or Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), a tribunal performing ‘administrative’ functions. Judges have been entrusted with the non-judicial function of authorising warrants for the interception of communications, and more recently with the issuance of detention and questioning orders in relation to terrorism investigations. The use of judges, federal and state, in conducting royal commissions and other inquiries ‘has been a settled feature of Australian public life during the whole history’ of Australia. Judges have been appointed to perform such a role mainly because of their special qualities: ‘training and skill to gather facts, identify those which are relevant, assess the honesty of evidence, evaluate competing arguments, act with sensitivity and neutrality in unravelling controversial issues and present an impartial report evidencing legal accuracy and dispassion’.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.