The Solicitor-General in context: A tri-jurisdictional study

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Goff-Gray, C. (2011). The Solicitor-General in context: A tri-jurisdictional study. Bond Law Review, 23 (2), 48-84.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 180108, 180120, 180121

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The purposes of this article are fourfold and will proceed as follows. First, to succinctly trace the history and then observe the political disposition of the two law officers of the Crown; secondly, to contrast the Solicitors-General of Australia and Canada, and in doing so, focus particularly on the responsibilities of the Canadian Solicitor General both before and after its formal restructure; thirdly, to pose the question of whether a Solicitor-General can truly be independent of the executive; and finally, to assess the research currently obtainable on the Commonwealth Solicitor-General.



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