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Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law


ISBN13: 9781107667884
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £75.00



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Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law offers an accessible introduction to administrative law in Australia by reference to its guiding principle, accountability. The book explores the complex theory underlying this area of law through the inclusion of many examples and with an emphasis on practicalities. It introduces the multifaceted nature of government, its structure, powers and actions. It explains and analyses in detail the principles and mechanisms of administrative law in a way that equips students to employ them in the context of new and unfamiliar cases.

Throughout the book, the theory, law and practice of Australian administrative law are explored by reference to the overarching concept of accountability. Government Accountability is a concise introduction to administrative law in Australia that clearly explains the intricacies of the field and provides readers with the theoretical and practical knowledge to analyse the decisions and actions of government.

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Contents:
1. Introduction

Part I. Administrative Decision-making:
2. Organisation and structure of government
3. Administrative powers
4. Delegated legislation

Part II. Accountability Mechanisms:
5. Public investigatory bodies
6. Information disclosure
7. Review sought by affected persons

Part III. Merits Review:
8. Review on the merits
9. Administrative review tribunals

Part IV. Judicial Review:
10. Introduction to judicial review
11. Limits on judicial review
12. Introduction to the grounds of review
13. Procedural fairness
14. Determining the scope of a power
15. Improper exercise of power
16. Consequences of unlawful action.