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. 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 first Part for Volume 19 of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law includes articles on the obligation of public authorities to consider human rights under the Victorian Charter and the history and development of illogicality as a species of jurisdictional error at common law. This Part also includes Casenotes, Civil and Political Rights and book reviews.
The August Part of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law is filled with interesting articles and sections on various aspects of administrative law. There are articles on the use of privileged, confidential and inadmissible information by regulators and agencies, judicial review after the High Court decision in Kirk v Industrial Court (NSW) and applying provisions of the Australian Constitution to protect rights from intrusion by State Parliament.
In a surprising, but welcome, move, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced the scrapping of the prescriptive quality indicators for journals.
The grading of journals as A*, A, B or C will no longer be applied and these gradings will no longer be the indicators of research excellence.
The May 2011 issue of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law includes articles and sections on a range of interesting topics, including migration jurisprudence in the High Court, the implications of ministerial interference for tribunal independence and the concept of jury secrecy in light of administrative law principles.
Dr Paula Gerber has joined as the Section Editor for the “Refugees and Discrimination” Section. As the Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. She specialises in international human rights law and in 2009 she was appointed to the Board of the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
Over 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council undertook to rank journals in the Arts & Humanities Sector as part of the “Excellence in Research for Australia” initiative. Law journals were included in the ranking. Now the rankings that were assigned are being reviewed and new rankings will be released in 2012. Thomson Reuters has observed there may be some unintended long-term consequences of the ERA methodology and outcomes. To communicate these concerns, we have released a position statement.
The March 2011 issue of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law (AJ Admin L) (Vol 18 Pt 2) is a thematic issue on human rights. With Australian now the only “common law liberal democracy” without a Bill of Rights (see S Churches, “Introduction to special issue on human rights” (2011) 18 AJ Admin L 63), ...more
By Edward Santow. The Brennan Report recommended major changes to many aspects of Australian human rights law and practice. However, media, academic and legal interest has focused almost exclusively on the recommendation for a national human rights Act.
By Stephen Gageler SC. The constitutionalisation of federal administrative law and the resurrection of “jurisdictional error” as its unifying principle in the last 12 to 15 years track a significant and important doctrinal development.
By Janina Boughey. In the absence of specific or adequate laws designed to enable individuals to enforce their human rights, it is inevitable that human rights claims will be made through other, established legal avenues. Some academics have suggested that administrative law is particularly susceptible to its principles being used to pursue human rights claims.