Anna Olijnyk

Anna Olijnyk is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Adelaide. She is the director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit. She is the author of Justice and Efficiency in Mega-litigation (Hart 2019) and a co-author of Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed., 2018) and Judicial Federalism in Australia (Federation Press, 2021). Her work has been published in leading journals, including the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Public Law Review, University of New South Wales Law Journal and Sydney Law Review.


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.