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Australian law: Treaties

Treaties in Australian Law

Discussions of the relationship between treaties and Australian national law-

  • Article by Glen Cranwell in QUT Law and Justice Journal 2001 (available on Austlii).
  • Briefing from the Australian Government Solicitor, 2013, provides a discussion of the Teoh case (see below).

Examples of High Court decisions which have examined the relationship between treaty law and Australian national laws (from Austlii)-

Finding Australian treaties

Treaties to which Australia is a signatory are published in the Australian Treaty Series (available free via Austlii).

The following databases provide search facilities and access to electronic versions of treaty-related documents and information.