Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law

Judith Bannister, Anna Olijnyk, Stephen McDonald

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages537
ISBN (Electronic)9781108147583
ISBN (Print)9781316636695
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • administrative law
  • law
  • Australian law


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