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LA3006 - Administrative Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively.
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102 and LA1104) or LA1007

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); quizzes or tests (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures will be delivered by video-conference.
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); quizzes or tests (30%).

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