Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject principally examines the limitations on the power of the federal and state executive governments to make decisions, and the legal mechanisms available to aggrieved persons for challenging and reviewing the exercise of such powers. The mechanisms examined at the federal level include judicial review of administrative action under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth), merits review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and investigation by the Commonwealth Ombudsman. Related mechanisms which are examined include rights to be given reasons for decisions upon request, freedom of information schemes and non-legal mechanisms for reviewing government action.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJeffrey Barnes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1PPL and LAW2PPL


Incompatible subjects LAW3ADM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdministrative Law Supplementary MaterialsPrescribedJ BarnesLA TROBE UNIVERSITY, CURRENT EDN
ReadingsDouglas and Jones's Administrative Law,PrescribedDouglas, R.FEDERATION PRESS, CURRENT EDN
ReadingsAdministrative Law in AustraliaRecommendedW B Lane and S YoungLAWBOOK CO, CURRENT EDN
ReadingsAdministrative Law, Butterworths Questions and Answers SeriesRecommendedJ Barnes and R DouglasLEXISNEXIS, CURRENT EDN
ReadingsAdministrative law, Butterworths Tutorial SeriesRecommendedDouglas, R.BUTTERWORTHS, CURRENT EDN

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeffrey Barnes

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
End of semester assignment70
Online quizzes20
Tutorial preparation submission10