The Separation Of Powers Doctrine

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Introduction

Law is a system of rules that are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior. (Robertson, Crimes against humanity, 90).Laws can be made by a collective legislature or by a single legislator, resulting in statutes, by the executive through decrees and regulations, or by judges through binding precedent, normally in common jurisdictions. The doctrine of separation of powers

The doctrine of the separation of powers is an important principle in Constitutional law. The separation of the legislature is the power to make laws; the executive is the power to administer the laws; and the judiciary is the power to interpret and enforce laws that is constructed through the Commonwealth of Australia.
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Constitution Act (‘the Constitution’).1
The separation of powers doctrine states that each arm of the government should be separate from each other and not exercise the powers or functions of the others.2 Though the Australian government does not strictly comply in the separation of powers because the
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