Category: Judicial review (page 1 of 4)

Seeing the New Administrative Law in a ‘green light’

This is the second in a special series of posts on the 50th anniversary of the Kerr Report, examining whether Australian administrative law is still fit for purpose. To see other posts in this series, click here.

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Apprehended bias and the nuclear effect – lessons from the New Acland proceedings

BY WILLIAM ISDALE AND NICHOLAS SIMOES DA SILVA

On 3 February 2021, the High Court delivered its judgment in Oakey Coal Action Alliance Inc v New Acland Coal Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 2 (‘New Acland HCA’). The decision arose out … Read the rest

50 years after the Kerr Report: Is Australian administrative law still fit for purpose?

This is the first in a special series of posts on the 50th anniversary of the Kerr Report, examining whether Australian administrative law is still fit for purpose. To see other posts in this series, click here.

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How should a court respond to an immaterial error of law?

BY LISA BURTON CRAWFORD

In the recent case of ABT17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the High Court unanimously held that a decision of the Immigration Assessment Authority (‘IAA’) to refuse a protection visa to the applicant … Read the rest

Should an ongoing criminal investigation bar the return of unlawfully seized property?

BY JULES O’DONNELL

Earlier this year, the High Court unanimously ruled that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) had unlawfully searched journalist Annika Smethurst’s home in 2018. The Court held that the warrant for the search was invalid because it did … Read the rest

The Palmer Act

BY NICK SEDDON

This post introduces a very strange story. It is about the Western Australian government’s legislative attempt to shut down Mr Clive Palmer’s arbitration claims to an estimated $30 billion, an amount that is about equal to the … Read the rest

Frenetic law making during the COVID-19 pandemic: the impact on doctors, patients and the Medicare system

This is one of a special series of posts exploring the public law implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the Gilbert + Tobin Centre’s work in the area of public law and public health, see here.

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Democracy as the moral justification for judicial review

BY SALMAN SHAH

Introduction

There is a longstanding debate about whether it is democratically legitimate for a court to review the constitutional validity of a democratically elected parliament’s legislation. In a recent iteration of this debate, Jeremy Waldron adopts a … Read the rest

Extreme Examples in Constitutional Law

BY JACK MAXWELL

‘The spectre was raised in argument of a Government seeking to rule without Parliament or, at the least, dispense with its sitting for very lengthy periods. … We do not believe that it is helpful to consider

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Can Parliamentary Privilege be Used to Shut Down Parliamentary Accountability?

BY ANNE TWOMEY

Parliamentary privilege was established for the purposes of protecting Members of Parliament from being prosecuted or penalised for what they debated in Parliament or from being controlled by the executive in what they were permitted to debate. … Read the rest

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