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Business law in Australia

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The judicial power is independent.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Australia is a constitutional State. Foreign nationals can benefit from the same treatment as citizens in judicial matters (including commercial disputes). It is one of the least corrupt nations in the world, and women have the same freedoms and rights as men.
The Language of Justice
Recourse to an Interpreter
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law is the constitution of 1901, based on English Common Law. The country accepts the obligatory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.
Checking National Laws Online
National Library of Australia Portal

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