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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 3006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101554

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

This course focuses on the administrative review of government decisions by courts and tribunals at both the federal and state level. Particular emphasis will be placed on the judicial review of statutory powers pursuant to judicial review legislation and in accordance with common law principles.

Course content

The course content will include:

  • Principles and theories of administrative law, highlighting accountability, transparency, legality, the rule of law, separation of powers, and constitutionalism.
  • Public power and administration – statutory, prerogative and common law powers.
  • The role of policy and discretion in administrative decision-making.
  • Mechanisms for the review of administrative decision-making, with an emphasis on merits review and judicial review.
  • Grounds of judicial review and remedies.

The importance of constitutional review under s 75(v) in the development of administrative law principles.

Textbook(s)

Creyke et al. 2018, Control of government action: text, cases and commentary , 5th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, N.S.W.

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 2008 Constitutional Law

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Multiple choice test N/A 15% 30 minutes
Administrative Law Moot 1000 word equivalent 25% N/A
Examination 1000 words equivalent 60% 2 hours and 20 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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