About Professor Anne Twomey

My research passions include the Crown, the relationship between Australia and the UK, federalism and State Constitutions, elections and all aspects of Parliament and the Executive.

Associate Professor Twomey is a well-known expert in the field of constitutional law who has published widely in the field.

Associate Professor Twomey is a practising constitutional lawyer who has worked for the High Court of Australia, the Commonwealth Parliament and The Cabinet Office of New South Wales.  She has published books on the NSW Constitution, the Crown and the Australia Acts 1986.  She continues to advise governments and office-holders.

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Selected publications

  • The Constitution of New South Wales (Federation Press, 2004)
  • The Chameleon Crown - The Queen and her Australian Governors (Federation Press 2006)
  • The Australia Acts 1986 - Australia's Statutes of Independence (Federation Press, 2010)
  • ‘The Governor-General’s role in the formation of government in hung Parliament’ (2011) 22(1) Public Law Review 52-74
  • ‘Changing the rules of succession to the throne’ (2011) Public Law 378-401.
  • ‘The Recall of Members of Parliament and Citizens’ Initiated Elections’ (2011) 34(1) University of NSW Law Journal 41-69
  • ‘Pushing the Boundaries of Executive Power – Pape, the Prerogative and Nationhood Powers’ (2010) 34 MULR 313-43
  • ‘Fundamental Common Law Principles as Limitations Upon Legislative Power’ (2009) 9(1) Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 47-71
  • ‘Reforming Australia’s Federal System’ (2008) 36(1) Federal Law Review 57-81
  • ‘Responsible Government and the Divisibility of the Crown’ (Winter 2008) Public Law 742-67