School Of Law

Administrative LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200013.5


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
69002.1 - Administrative Law, F1007.1 - Administrative Law, LW303A.1 - Administrative Law

200006 Introduction to Law OR 200977 Fundamentals of Australian Law

About this Unit
This unit examines the legal principles regulating the exercise of power by the executive arm of government in its various manifestations; ministers, government departments and officials, regulatory bodies, tribunals, inferior courts and local councils. This is examined in the context of Australian constitutional arrangements and it is taught in the context of constitutional themes and principles that underpin the law in this area. The exercise of power examined includes decision making, the exercise of discretion, delegated legislation and the decision making procedure of the major administrative tribunals. The focus is on the principles of judicial review developed by the courts, standing and remedies. There is also an examination of major non-judicial avenues of review by the major tribunals such as the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and the Ombudsman. The unit will also examine Freedom of Information legislation.

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