Constitutional and legal bases for the formation of the Senate of the Australian Commonwealth

E. A. Voytovich
2020 Journal of Law and Administration  
Introduction. The article is devoted to the organizational and legal issues of formation of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia. The author analyses the foundations of the constitutional regulation of the formation of the Senate. Now there are no works exploring in detail the manner the Senate of the Australian Commonwealth is formed.Materials and Methods. To create the article, the author used the works of Australian scholars in the field of constitutional law, as well as a number of
more » ... ll as a number of legal acts regulating the issues addressed in the article. The methodology of the study was based on general scientific and private scientific methods of cognition (the dialectical method, methods of analysis and synthesis, deduction and induction, comparative legal and historical legal methods).Research Results. The author has considered specific characteristics of the Senate and in particular the constitutional norm establishing the system where senators are elected directly by the people of each entity of the Australian Commonwealth. The author also analyses the formation of the electoral system applied to formation of the Senate of the Australian Commonwealth.Discussion and conclusions. In this article, the author draws attention to the stability and invariability of the foundations of Senate legal regulation, established by the Constitution of the Australian Union, approved by the British Parliament and signed by the British monarch. The author pays attention to the peculiarities of the formation of the Australian legislature.
doi:10.24833/2073-8420-2020-1-54-36-41 fatcat:kbxuceswarcxvpnmpxvkscoqje