Australian Journal of Administrative Law (AJ Admin L)
Critical analysis of contemporary administrative law issues
About the Journal
The Australian Journal of Administrative Law (ISSN: 1320-7105) provides subscribers with current and critical commentary on contemporary developments in administrative law.
Included in each issue is a range articles and sections on Current Issues, Casenotes and Book Reviews. The articles and sections are written by recognised practitioners and academics.
Professor Matthew Groves and Associate Professor Greg Weeks
Professor Matthew Groves is Professor of Public Law at the Law School of La Trobe University and a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He teaches and researches public law, particularly administrative law. Prior to joining the La Trobe Law School, he was a professor in the Law Faculty of Monash University. Matthew has written and edited many books on administrative law and is a former member of the Administrative Review Council. Matthew is one of the key co-authors of the leading text, Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Government Liability (6th ed, Thomson Reuters, 2017).
Associate Professor Greg Weeks is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Law at the Australian National University, where he teaches Administrative Law and related courses. He was previously a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. Greg’s research interests are primarily related to judicial review and state liability and he has published a number of articles and book chapters in these fields. Greg has also served as the General Editor of the Australian Administrative Law Bulletin. Greg is one of the co-authors of Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Government Liability, Australia’s leading administrative law text (6th ed, Thomson Reuters, 2017).
Current Issues – Justin Davidson, Senior Executive Lawyer, Australian Government Solicitor, Katie Miller, Executive Director, Legal Practice, Victorian Legal Aid and Dr Stephen Tully, Sixth Floor, St James Hall Chambers, Sydney
Casenotes – Nathalie Ng, LLB (Hons) The University of Nottingham, UK; Australian Legal Practitioner
Book Reviews – Dr Janina Boughey, Lecturer, Monash University
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The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “Refugee Protection and State Security in Australia: Piecing Together Protective Regimes” – Peter Billings; “Characterising Migration Directions as Legislative Instruments: Implications for Judicial Review” – Christopher Chiam; and “Planning and Soft Law” – Greg Weeks and Linda Pearson. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Casenotes; and Book Reviews.
This Part includes the following articles: “Who Decides the Validity of Executive Action? No-Invalidity Clauses and the Separation of Powers” – Lisa Burton Crawford; “Challenging Huynh: Incorrect Importation of the National Interest Term via the Back Door” – Jason Donnelly; “Merits Review and the 21st Century Tribunal” – Juliet Lucy. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Casenotes: Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union v Director, Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate (2016) 91 ALJR 1;  HCA 41; and a Book Review.
The latest issue of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law (Volume 24 Part 1) marks a new chapter for the Journal, as Dr Damien Cremean retires from his role as the General Editor of AJ Admin L after a very successful tenure spanning over a decade. He has also stepped down as General Editor of the Journal of Civil ...more
The latest Part of AJ Admin L features a tribute to outgoing General Editor Dr Damien Cremean, written by the new team of co-General Editors, Dr Greg Weeks and Professor Matthew Groves; and also signals a new “Current Issues” section format for future editions of the journal. This Part includes the following articles: “Balancing the Discretionary Seesaw: Are Community Values an Appropriate Guide for the AAT’s ‘Preferable’ Decisions?” – Madeleine Harkin; “The Function of s 75(v) of the Constitution” – Lindsay Muir; “Australian Ombudsmen: Drafting a Blueprint for Reform” – Anita Stuhmcke. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; and Book Reviews.
Thomson Reuters offers its warmest congratulations to the Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC on her appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and to the Hon Justice James Edelman on his appointment to the Court. Their Honours will begin their terms in the Court’s first sitting of 2017. Both are exceptional appointments. Justice Kiefel’s ...more
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following article: “A man for all seasons? The fair minded observer and royal commissioners” – Matthew Groves. Also in this Part are the following sections: Work and Employment; Trade, Commerce and Revenue; Casenotes (AMF15 v Minister for Immigration & Border Protection); Immigration and International Aspects; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “The evolution of the duty of decision-makers to give reasons” – Ronald Sackville; “Why do we have rules of procedural fairness?” – James Edelman; “Natural justice or procedural fairness” – Justice Alan Robertson and “The stakes of procedural fairness: Reflections on Australian position” – Kristen Rundle. Also in this Part are the following sections: Immigration and International Aspects, Work and Employment, Casenotes and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “Operation Sovereign Borders and interdiction at sea: CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection” – Peter Billings; “Natural justice: For every man and his dog” – Elliott Cook; and “Seeking the release of Commonwealth documents: A foray into the Archives Act” – Ian Latham. Also in this Part are the following sections: Casenotes; Immigration and International Aspects; Discrimination and Refugees; and Book Reviews.
The latest Part of AJ Admin L includes the following articles: “When jurisdictional errors are not remedied: Refusal of constitutional relief on discretionary grounds” – Matthew Alderton; and “The benefit of law, the devil and the Jia litigation” – Alan Freckelton. Also in this Part are the following sections: Trade, Commerce and Revenue; Casenotes; Work and Employment; and Book Reviews.