Egan v Willis and Egan v Chadwick: The triumph of responsible government
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The constitutional significance of Egan v Willis, a decision of the High Court in 1998, and of Egan v Chadwick, a decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal in 1999, is profound - both within the State of New South Wales and nationally. The cases judicially confirm the fundamental role of each House of Parliament, including the Legislative Council to scrutinise the activities of the Executive branch.
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