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What is Administrative Law About? Power, Rights, and Judicial Culture in Australia

BY JOE MCINTYRE Administrative Law has always exposed difficult constitutional fault lines. As the role of the State expanded, courts improvised responses to affect a broadly effective system of legal accountability for executive action. 22 more words via What is Administrative Law About? Power, Rights, and Judicial Culture in Australia — AUSPUBLAW Dr Joe McIntyre is … Continue reading

Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives

  By Sarah Nason The 15th September 2017 saw publication of Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives (University of Wales Press) (AJWCP). Publication coincided with the Legal Wales Conference at which The Rt Hon Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales praised the achievements of the Legal Wales movement over … Continue reading

Human, All Too Human: Human Fallibility and the Separation of Powers

Note: This post originally appeared on the Australian Public Law Blog and is published here with permission. By Jonathan Crowe Humans are fallible—and this fallibility is the hardest thing for us to grasp. We have limited knowledge—and the limits of our knowledge routinely prevent us from realising just how much we do not know. Our … Continue reading

Comment: Institutional memory is diminished

As this excellent summary (or obituary) on the Australian Administrative Review Council (ARC) indicates, the sad news of its intended abolition is not unexpected. As a former member of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (AJTC), which was abolished in August 2013, I am especially saddened as my evidence to the Leggatt Review of Tribunals on the reform … Continue reading

Comment from Australia: Australian Government Scraps Peak Administrative Law Advisory Body

By Janina Boughey and Greg Weeks. This post was originally published on the UK Constitutional Law Association blog and is re-posted with permission. After the problems the Australian Government encountered in passing many of its 2014-15 budget measures through the Senate, Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, promised that the 2015-16 budget would be ‘dull and routine’. It is unlikely … Continue reading