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The Origins of Australian Law

Putting aside customary Aboriginal law, contemporary Australian law originates from the British legal hegemony following colonisation of the eastern seaboard of Australia in 1770. Australia's legal system is described as an absorbed jurisdiction of the Imperial British legal system, followed by a sequence of Imperial and, upon Federation of Australia, Australian statutes that comprise together with concomitant Commonwealth, Imperial and State and Territory common law, custom and Constitutional convention, "the law" of Australia.

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