Administrative Law Guidebook

Second Edition

Francisco Esparraga, Ian Ellis-Jones

Administrative Law Guidebook

Second Edition

Francisco Esparraga, Ian Ellis-Jones

ISBN:

9780195593969

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

15 Apr 2016

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Series:

Law Guidebook Series

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Description

The Administrative Law Guidebook is your guide to the essentials of administrative law. Learn how to link the key concepts from your lectures, textbooks and tutorials to get the most from your study, improve your knowledge of law and develop legal problem-solving skills.

This guidebook will help you navigate through the fundamental points of administrative law using:
  • clear and concise explanations of what you need to know
  • cases and statutes to remember
  • examples and exercises
  • assessment preparation sections
  • up-to-date cases and legislation.

Contents

Preface 
Acknowledgments 

 

1. Introduction 

The scope, nature and content of administrative law 
The meaning of the word ‘administrative’ 
Development of administrative law 
Judicial review 
‘Red light’ and ‘green light’ approaches 
Conclusion 

 

2. Subordinate Legislation 

Introduction 
Proliferation of subordinate legislation 
Making, publication and commencement of statutory rules 
Parliamentary review of statutory rules 
Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills—Commonwealth 
Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (Cth) 
Changes to the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (Cth) 
Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances—Commonwealth 
Judicial review of subordinate legislation 
Invalidity of subordinate legislation 
The regulation/prohibition distinction 
‘As if enacted’ clauses 
Severance 
Recent developments 

 

3. Merits Review and Tribunals 

Introduction 
Merits review 
What is a tribunal? 
Nature and variety of tribunals—merits review and civil claims 
Types of tribunals 
Diversity of tribunals 
The onus of proof 
Evidence in tribunals 
Tribunals and policy 
The inquisitorial approach 
Future amalgamation of tribunals 
Refugee law amendments 

 

4. Procedural Fairness 

Introduction 
Rules of procedural fairness 
Implication principle 
Legitimate expectations 
Hearing rule 
Bias rule 
‘Real likelihood’ or ‘reasonable apprehension’ 
‘No evidence’ rule 
‘Duty’ to initiate inquiries 
Recent research findings 

 

5. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal 

Introduction 
Legal status and jurisdiction of the Tribunal 
Organisation 
Case management process 
Merits review 
Meaning of ‘decision’ 
Role and functions of the Tribunal 
Consideration of policy by the Tribunal 
Applications for review 
Consideration and determination of applications 
Decision-making powers of the Tribunal 
Reasons for decisions 
Appeals from the Tribunal 
Streamlined arrangements for external merits review 

 

6. Ultra Vires 

Introduction 
Simple ultra vires 
Extended ultra vires 

 

7. The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 

Introduction 
Jurisdiction 
Judicial review under the ADJR Act 
Grounds for review 
Standing 
Reasons for decision 

 

8. Jurisdictional Error and Privative Clauses

Introduction 
Ultra vires and jurisdictional error 
Errors of law and errors of fact 
Errors in fact-finding 
Traditional jurisdictional error 
Error of law on the face of the record 
Extended jurisdictional error 

Authors

Francisco Esparraga is a senior lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia, School of Law, Sydney.
Ian Ellis-Jones is a lawyer and lecturer at the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry.