Cases may be appealed from the County Court to the High Court. Leaving aside this immediate strategy, it is clear that, in the long term, constitutional reform depends upon having a citizenry sufficiently knowledgeable about the current Constitution and its shortcomings to be able to critique it.
What form does your legal system take?
Bede Harris — or the ACT watch-house. As in the old case of Fitzpatrick and Browne from the s, a breach of parliamentary privilege exposes you to detention in a dungeon, which I presume we have somewhere in Parliament House— Rosemary Laing — False!
HMSO remained as a body handling the statutory functions of official publishing, with responsibility for publishing legislation and administering crown and parliamentary copyright, but these functions have now been transferred to OPSI Office for Public Sector Information.
The whole range of imperfections conspire against each other but somehow we muddle through to what turns out to be, despite the Constitution, a pretty jolly good outcome. If amendments are made to the bill in committee, a report stage is needed and the House votes on any amendments.
I came to Canberra in the 60s and in those days Canberra was pretty well the only place where you had a mixture of people from all the states. For example, Coroners' Courts investigate sudden, violent or unnatural deaths.