Second edtion. - Cambridge ; New York ; Port Melbourne ; Singapore : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Book — lvii, 537 pages ; 25 cm
Organisation and structure of government
Public investigatory bodies
Review of the merits
Administrative review tribunals
Introduction to judicial review
Limits on judicial review
Introduction to the grounds of review
Determining the scope of a power
Improper exercise of power
Consequences of unlawful action.
The second edition of Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law offers an accessible and practical introduction to administrative law in Australia. The text introduces the legal principles that regulate the exercise of power by public authorities and explains the legal mechanisms that exist to remedy failures, with an emphasis on the overarching principle of accountability. Thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate recent changes to case law and legislation, this edition offers expanded, contemporary material on public investigatory bodies, information disclosure, administrative review tribunals, the limits on juridical review, and procedural fairness. Updated case examples throughout illustrate the practical operation of these principles and assist readers to connect theory with practice. Government Accountability provides readers with a concise introduction to the contexts, theory and application of administrative law and arms students with the knowledge and skills to successfully analyse and assess the decisions and actions of public authorities. (source: Nielsen Book Data)