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, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
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This Part includes the following articles: “Commonwealth Government Contracts, the ‘Common Assumption’ and Statutory Backing” – Nick Seddon; “The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Rules of Evidence” – Duncan Wallace; and “Declaratory Relief and Public Law Litigation in the 21st Century” – Leigh Howard. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Casenotes: Plaintiff M174/2016 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2018) 92 ALJR 481;  HCA 16 and BGH16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  FCCA 1009; and Book Reviews.
This Part includes the following articles: “Separation of Powers – Dialogue and Deference” – John Basten; “Tale of Two Characters – The Paradoxical Application of the Character Test between Visa Holders and Applicants for Australian Citizenship” – Jason Donnelly; and “Procedural Fairness in Application Cases: Is Compellability of Consideration a Critical Safeguard?” – Emily Hammond. Also in this Part are the following sections: Current Issues; Casenotes: Legal Professional Privilege and AAT Act, s 38AA: Buttigieg v Comcare  AATA 1002; and Book Reviews.
This Special Issue on the Charter includes an introduction by Justice Pamela Tate, and the following articles: “Administrative Decision-Making under Victoria’s Charter” – Janina Boughey and Adam Fletcher; “How Does the Charter Affect Discretions? The Limits of s 38(1) and Beyond” – Bruce Chen; “Judicial Review and the Charter” – Mark Aronson; and “Judicial Review and Human Rights” – Matthew Groves.
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.