Alexander Reilly

Alexander Reilly is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Adelaide and a tribunal member of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He is a co‑author of Australian Public Law (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed., 2018) and Rights and Redemption, History, Law and Indigenous Peoples (UNSW Press, 2008), and a co‑editor of Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility (University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2013). Alex has written extensively on a wide range of public law issues in Australian and international journals focusing on refugee law and policy, citizenship, and constitutional law.


The Australian Constitution and National Identity »

Publication date: May 2023
What does Australia’s Constitution say about national identity? A conventional answer might be ‘not much’. Yet recent constitutional controversies raise issues about the recognition of First Peoples, the place of migrants and dual citizens, the right to free speech, the nature of our democracy, and our continuing connection to the British monarchy. These are constitutional questions, but they are also questions about who we are as a nation. This edited collection brings together legal, historical, and political science scholarship. These diverse perspectives reveal a wealth of connections between the Australian Constitution and Australia’s national identity.