Introduction to Environment and Planning Law, and the Legal System

Environment and planning law in the Australian Capital Territory sits within the context of the Australian legal system, which is based on a federal system of Government, the separation of powers doctrine, responsibilities and powers set out in the Constitution, and the rights of State / Territory Governments to make legislation, as well as certain rights individuals have to challenge legal decisions.

This factsheet was last updated in March 2010.

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