Administrative Law Matters

Commentary on developments in administrative law, particularly judicial review of administrative action by common law courts.


The Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 and what it says about judicial review and administrative law (Thomas Liu)

This is the latest cross-post from the Australian Public Law Blog series on the 50th anniversary of the Kerr Report. For previous entries, see here, here and here. The 50th anniversary of the reforms recommended by the Kerr Committee provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on the bigger picture of judicial review and administrative law. […] Read more


Tribunal Competence and Expertise

Here is my blog post on the doctrinal law relating to tribunal competence and expertise for the Tribunal Watch Ontario/Windsor Law webinar on independence and impartiality. Here is what Tribunal Watch Ontario’s Statement of Principles says Adjudicators must be optimally competent and the tribunal equally competent in the exercise of its mandate. Adjudicators must have […] Read more


More on the Non-Delegation Doctrine

The non-delegation issues in the Carbon Pricing References have garnered significant attention in recent weeks. I discussed Côté J’s partial dissent as a guest on Breakfast with Appeal, an outstanding series run by the appellate group at Torys LLP. You can see a brief clip here (the format is breakfast TV, hence my choice of […] Read more