Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Australian Administrative Law
    • Statutory Interpretation in Administrative Law and Delegated Legislation
    • The Legal Basis for Judicial Review
    • Narrow Ultra Vires The Unauthorised Exercise of Power
    • Broad Ultra Vires: Abuse of Power or Discretion
    • Introduction to Procedural Fairness (Natural Justice)
    • Procedural Fairness (The two rules)
    • Jurisdictional Error and Non-justiciability
    • Standing
    • Reasons and Remedies
    • Tribunals and Merits Review
    • Other Methods of Administrative Law Review
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of Administrative Law in Australia
  2. critically evaluate the Administrative Law system in light of contemporary legal issues and developments
  3. critically analyse and research complex problems relating to Administrative Law
  4. demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues using legislation, case law and secondary source materials.
  • Assignment 1 - Reserch Essay (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Discussion Board & Assignment (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject studies the origins, development and adoption of administrative law principles into the Australian legal system, the role of delegated legislation, merit and judicial review and associated remedies and other areas of administrative law including the ombudsman and free of information legislation.

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