Reference Work

Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)

Luke Nottage, Richard Garnett

Max Planck Encyclopedias of International Law | Oxford University Press | Published : 2019


Over much of the twentieth century, Australian arbitration law and practice remained under the heavy influence of English law, including its tradition of close court supervision. In addition, Australia’s legislative landscape was and remains complicated by shared constitutional competence. The federal or Commonwealth government can enter into treaties and enact legislation promoting international arbitration. The six States and two Territories are constitutionally empowered to legislate for both domestic and international arbitration.

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