Shaping Nations: Constitutionalism and Society in Australia and Canada

Linda Cardinal, David John Headon
University of Ottawa Press, 2002 - 330 頁

On the last page of his classical work, Freedom and Independence for the Golden Lands of Australia Reverend John Dunmore Lang, observed, 'Remote as [Australia and Canada] are from each other, there is a secret sympathy between these two countries'. Written in 1852, this was one of the earliest and most compelling statements about the distinctive relationship between these two British colonies A relationship which would be vigorously changed in 1890s as Australia Federationists considered range of constitutional options available to them

One hundred years later, there continues to be shared interest in Australia's constitutional debate concerning the prospect of becoming a republic, along with its celebration of the centenary of Federation. Canadian Prim Minister Jean Chretien recently commented that "Canadians are aware if the blessings of Australia, many of which we share..." Lang's 'secret sympathy' is probably mare accurate now that ever before.


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Linda Cardinal and David Headon
Relations Between Australia and Canada
Republicanism and National Identity

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第 15 頁 - Taxes are either direct or indirect. A direct tax is one which is demanded from the very persons who it is intended or desired should pay it. Indirect taxes are those which are demanded from one person in the expectation and intention that he shall indemnify himself at the expense of another; such are the excise or customs.
第 17 頁 - The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.

關於作者 (2002)

Linda Cardinal is Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin and professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Ottawa. David Headon is a Cultural Advisor to the National Capital Authority and Director of the Centre for Australian Cultural Studies in Canberra.