This fourth edition of Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View continues the book's tradition of elucidating the potentially difficult discipline of Australian federal constitutional law in an analytical, accessible and engaging way. The authors examine contemporary perspectives, the latest developments and likely future directions of constitutional law, and supplement primary materials with their narrative-style commentary. Features of this edition include: developments in executive power, separation of judicial power, inconsistency, the federal power to spend, freedom of interstate trade, implied freedom of political speech, the right to vote, and Indigenous issues; extracts and analysis of the latest cases; accessible, reader-friendly commentary and layout; and straightforward explanations and analysis. Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View, 4E is a leading text on federal constitutional law in Australia. It is a considered and scholarly understanding of the Australian federal Constitution, an essential companion to today's students, researchers and practitioners of constitutional law.