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3 Oxford J. Legal Stud. 126 (1983)


At first glance, the decision of the High Court of Australia in Koowarta v Bjelke-Petersen profoundly affects the distribution of legislative power between the States and the Commonwealth of Australia. Perhaps that first impression should be somewhat qualified. But there seems no good reason to doubt what Wilson J (dissenting) said about its possible implications for the exercise of State legislative power.


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