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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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Public Law in the Age of Statutes: Essays in Honour of Dennis Pearce

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Edited by: Anthony J. Connolly, Daniel Stewart

ISBN13: 9781760020392
Published: November 2015
Publisher: The Federation Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £60.00

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Inspired by and honouring the contribution to Australian public law of Dennis Pearce, this collection of essays by some of Australia’s most influential legal thinkers explores how the ascendency of statutes over the past few decades has come to influence the development of Australian public law. A range of current issues relating to statutory interpretation, judicial review, delegated legislation, law reform, and the culture of government are addressed here through an examination of the role of courts, tribunals, inquiries, Ombudsman offices, and freedom of information agencies.

The collection provides a thorough and topical study of the role played by statutes in defining the scope of government authority and in holding that authority to account. It will serve as an invaluable resource for legal practitioners, academics, students, and others interested in the challenges confronting Australian public law and the regulation of government in “the age of statutes.”

Contributing authors include Margaret Allars, AJ Brown, Stephen Gageler, Susan Kenny, John McMillan, Linda Pearson, Cheryl Saunders, and Daniel Stewart.

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Other Jurisdictions , Australia
1. Public Law and a Public Lawyer in the Age of Statutes
Anthony J. Connolly and Daniel Stewart
2. The Master of Words: Who Chooses Statutory Meaning?
Stephen Gageler
3. Constitutional Dimensions of Statutory Interpretation
Cheryl Saunders
4. Executive Versus Judiciary Revisited
Margaret Allars
5. Private Standards as Delegated Legislation
Daniel Stewart
6. Inquiring Minds or Inquiring Minders? Towards Clearer Standards for the Appointment of Royal Commissioners and Inquiry Heads
AJ Brown
7. The Administrative Review Council and Transformative Reform
Susan Kenny
8.The Vision Splendid: Australian Tribunals in the 21st Century
Linda Pearson
9. Administrative Law and Cultural Change
John McMillan