Focus: Administrative Law, 3rd edition

Focus - Administrative Law highlights principles, practices and institutions that provide mechanisms for supervision, regulation and structuring of the exercise of executive power of the government.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409338706

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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.

Features:

  • chapter objectives
  • flowcharts, tables and diagrams
  • sample problem with suggested resolution for each chapter
  • further tutorial discussion questions
  • suggested further reading

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Table of contents

Part 1:Introduction


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


Discretionary Powers


Legality


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


The Ombudsman


Other Procedures for Controlling Administrative Behaviour


Part 6:Choice of Forum


Choice of Forum