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Government Accountability
Australian Administrative Law

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316636695

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  • The second edition of Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law offers an accessible and practical introduction to administrative law in Australia. The text introduces the legal principles that regulate the exercise of power by public authorities and explains the legal mechanisms that exist to remedy failures, with an emphasis on the overarching principle of accountability. Thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate recent changes to case law and legislation, this edition offers expanded, contemporary material on public investigatory bodies, information disclosure, administrative review tribunals, the limits on juridical review, and procedural fairness. Updated case examples throughout illustrate the practical operation of these principles and assist readers to connect theory with practice. Government Accountability provides readers with a concise introduction to the contexts, theory and application of administrative law and arms students with the knowledge and skills to successfully analyse and assess the decisions and actions of public authorities.

    • Presents a thorough account of the administrative state and the mechanisms that exist to bring the state to account for its action
    • Contextualises the theory and explanation of administrative law
    • Includes carefully chosen case studies and events that offer practical examples of the principles being discussed and how they are applied
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316636695
    • length: 594 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Administrative Decision-Making:
    2. Organisation and structure of government
    3. Administrative powers
    4. Delegated legislation
    Part II. Public Accountability Mechanisms:
    5. Public investigatory bodies
    6. Information disclosure
    Part III. Merits Review:
    7. Review on the merits
    8. Administrative review tribunals
    Part IV. Judicial Review:
    9. Introduction to judicial review
    10. Limits on judicial review
    11. Introduction to the grounds of review
    12. Procedural fairness
    13. Determining the scope of a power
    14. Improper exercise of power
    15. Consequences of unlawful action.

  • Authors

    Judith Bannister, University of Adelaide
    Judith Bannister is an Associate Professor at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Judith teaches and researches in Administrative Law and Intellectual Property. Her research focuses upon the regulation of information access.

    Anna Olijnyk, University of Adelaide
    Anna Olijnyk is a Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Anna researches and teaches in Administrative Law and Constitutional Law. Her research interests include government accountability mechanisms and the role of courts as institutions of government.

    Stephen McDonald
    Stephen McDonald is a barrister at Hanson Chambers and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Stephen practises in all areas of law, with a particular focus on public law, including Administrative Law, and appeals.

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