agv - A s ae o s h r d n Cheryl Mew Z3333278 LEGT 1710 Week...

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Cheryl Mew Z3333278 LEGT 1710 – Week 2 Tutorial Questions 1. Australia was originally governed from London. Can the British Parliament still pass laws that apply to Australia? No, the British Parliament can no longer pass laws that apply to Australia under the Statute of Westminster (1931) and the Australia Act 1986. The statute of Westminster stated that all countries with Dominion status such as Australia were no longer bound by British laws. However, some ties with British law still existed, including the use of the Privy Council in London as a court of appeal for Dominion countries such as Australia. For this reason, the Australia Act 1986 was created, formally eliminating the remaining associations between the English and Australian law systems respectively. 2. Briefly explain the distinction between “enacted” and “unenacted” law. What does the term “common law” mean? Enacted law is law made by parliament however unenacted law is made by judges in courts.
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 1101 taught by Professor Tan during the Three '12 term at University of New South Wales.

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