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.
The Founding Fathers of the Australian Constitution realised that unless the jurisdiction of the Privy Council were restricted by statute, Australian appeals, including appeals in which questions under the proposed constitution for an Australian Federation might arise, would be finally determined in London. Before the National Australasian Convention of 1891, Andrew Inglis Clark (who became chairman of the Judiciary Committee) circulated a draft constitution which proposed that ‘the Judgment of the Supreme Court shall in all cases be final and conclusive; and no appeal shall be brought from any Judgment or Order of the Supreme Court to any Court of appeal … by which appeals or petitions to Her Majesty in Council may be ordered to be heard’.
A draft Constitution, prepared under the guidance of Sir Samuel Griffith during the Easter cruise of the Lucinda, was adopted by the Convention. It provided that the appellate judgments of the ‘Supreme Court of the Commonwealth’ were to be ‘final and conclusive’, subject to a qualification. The qualification was that ‘the Queen may in any case in which the public interests of the Commonwealth or of any State or of any other part of the Queen's Dominions are concerned, grant leave to appeal to Herself in Council against any judgment of the Supreme Court of Australia’.
When the 1897 Convention resumed consideration of a Bill for a federal constitution, a similar provision was inserted in cl. 73 and the Supreme Court acquired the title of the High Court.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.