Journal article

Proportionality and Its Alternatives

Adrienne Stone

Federal Law Review | Sage Publications | Published : 2020


© The Author(s) 2019. This article examines the claim that the adoption of structured proportionality analysis is not well suited to the Australian constitutional context and argues that this claim is mistaken. Structured proportionality analysis is sometimes associated with a strong commitment to fundamental constitutional rights which is, it is conceded, foreign to Australia. However, structured proportionality can also be understood merely as a method of analysis which changes the High Court’s previous approach only slightly. This argument clears the way for the adoption of proportionality in Australia. However, it is also argued that the positive case for its adoption is inconclusive. Pr..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers