Reinterpreting the trade and commerce power

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This article suggests the High Court's current interpretation of s51(1) is too narrow. Specifically, it excludes production and manufacture from the concept, limiting the Commonwealth's practical ability to regulate business under this head of power. The article considers how the commerce clause has been interpreted in the United States, and that this should provide a guide to a broader interpretation of the head, as occurred previously.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-46
Number of pages18
JournalAustralian Business Law Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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