Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Budget Gridlock

  • Is Blocking the Budget a Feasible Option in Contemporary Australia?

    —Katharine Young, Boston College Law School [cross-posted from Online Opinion (Australia)] The government’s bold, unpopular budget has attracted bold, popular dissent. Last week, amongst criticisms of the budget’s disproportionate impact on students, the unemployed, the poor, the sick and disabled, and the aged, Independent Andrew Wilkie announced an audacious response: that he would vote against the government’s appropriations bills, and would call on Labor, the Greens and Palmer United parties to join him.