The aim of Focus - Administrative Law is to simplify this complex area of law by highlighting the principles, practices and institutions that provide mechanisms for the supervision, regulation and structuring of the exercise of the executive power of the government.
The text focuses on Commonwealth law, but reference is made to State and Territory law where it is significantly different. The book highlights the core areas of administrative law, merits and judicial review. It also examines how people can gain access to government information and discusses the organisational and political controls over administrative behaviour.
Sample problems and suggested answers at the end of chapters are designed to test knowledge by reference to hypothetical scenarios calling for legal analysis.
- chapter objectives
- flowcharts, tables and diagrams
- sample problem with suggested resolution for each chapter
- further tutorial discussion questions
- suggested further reading
Table of contents
Introduction to Administrative Law
Part 2:Challenging Administrative Decisions – Merits Review
The Form and Nature of Merits Review Systems
Merits Review: Procedure
Part 3:Challenging Administrative Decisions – Judicial Review
The Judicial Reviewability of Administrative Action
Access to Judicial Review
Rule-making and Administrative Powers
Judicial Review of the Merits?
Grounds of Review: The Implication of Procedural Fairness
Grounds of Review: The Rules of Procedural Fairness
Relief for Unlawful Action
Part 4:Access to Information
Understanding Decisions: The Right to Reasons
Access to Information
Part 5:Other Avenues of Accountability
Other Procedures for Controlling Administrative Behaviour
Part 6:Choice of Forum
Choice of Forum