Fair procedure and constitutional justice. The control of discretionary powers and the doctrine of reasonableness. State liability in damages for ultra vires acts. Judicial review practice and procedure. Emerging doctrines such as legitimate expectations and proportionality. Local government and rating law. Tribunals and inquiries. The impact of legislation such as the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995; the Public Service Management Act 1997; and the Freedom of Information Act 1997.