Administrative law refers to those principles that supervise and control the executive powers of government.
This unit of study will cover both common law and statutory processes. Particular attention is given to Commonwealth jurisdiction relating to such matters as internal review, merits review, judicial review, freedom of information and the role of the ombudsman.

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BLB1114 - Legal Research Methods

BLB1101 - Australian Legal System in Context


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review the role of Administrative Law in contemporary Australia;  
  2. Resolve a range of complex Administrative Law problems drawing on relevant principles;  
  3. Distil Administrative Law doctrines and their underlying themes collaboratively and with accountability for own learning and professional practice and;  
  4. Elucidate a sound appreciation of Administrative Law in the current changing social context.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online Quiz 10%
Assignment Research Assignment 40%
Examination Exam 50%

Required reading

Two texts for this unit

Administrative LawM Douglas and Jones's 8th edn
Douglas ,Rand Head, M,2018
Federation Press

Administrative Law: Context and Critique 2017 4th edn
Head, M
Federation Press

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