To be asked to write an epilogue to Sir John Kerr’s book was an honour I could not refuse. For the book gives us not only a thorough, detailed account of what actually took place in the Australian crisis of 1975, but is also a masterly and definitive statement, amply supported by authorities, of the principles which governed Sir John’s action, and which should govern the actions of the representatives of the Crown in other countries of the Commonwealth.
KeywordsReserve Power External Affair Legal Validity Clear Mandate Ample Measure
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