Administrative Law Matters

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


Human Rights in Administrative Decision-making II: Organizational and Ontological Reasons for the Inevitability of Administrative Discretion and Judgement

This is the second post in a series. The first post can be found here. Even if we were to allow, for the sake of argument, that statutory provisions are always clear, discretion and judgement could not be eliminated from administrative decision-making. With respect to the administration of statutes – their implementation by front-line officials […] Read more


ANU Law 60th Anniversary Conference: Public Law and Inequality

To mark the 60th anniversary of ANU Law and the 30th anniversary of the Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL), a major public law conference will be held at the Australian National University in Canberra, on 8-9 December 2020. Full details can be accessed here. Conference theme: Public Law and Inequality Growing inequality is a defining challenge of our times, domestically […] Read more