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LA3006 - Administrative Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

This subject examines the nature and scope of Commonwealth and State administrative decisions and the principles and procedures by which these decisions can be examined, reviewed and/or challenged. This will include: access to government information, including freedom of information, information privacy protection and whistleblowers; Ombudsman review; merits review, including Administrative Appeals Tribunal; judicial review under the general law and under statute; standing; and remedies.

Learning Outcomes

  • understanding of the key theories and concepts underpinning administrative law;
  • knowledge and critical understanding of methods of non judicial review available at Commonwealth and State level;
  • knowledge and critical understanding of the process of judicial review, including standing and grounds for review at Commonwealth and State level;
  • ability to exhibit a broader, critical understanding of the role and function of administrative law and consider complex political, social and cultural dynamics that influence the development of Australia's administrative law and appropriate reforms.
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102 and LA1104) or LA1007

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr Jamie Fellows.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures will be delivered face-to-face and by video-conference alternately, ie., every second week the lecture will be delivered face to face.
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: final exam (70%); on course (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Jamie Fellows
Lecturer: Mr Peter Boulot.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures will be delivered face-to-face and by video-conference alternately, ie., every second week the lecture will be delivered face to face.
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: final exam (70%); on course (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.