Unit aim

Provides an introduction to the basic principles of government decision making and to the role of tribunals, courts and the Ombudsman in enabling people to challenge federal government decisions that affect them, including the mechanisms by which the power exercised by governments and public officials may be reviewed and regulated.

Unit content

Topic 1: The framework for challenging and controlling administrative action 
Topic 2: Responsible government and administrative decision-making 
Topic 3: Access to government information 
Topic 4: Merits review 
Topic 5: Judicial review 
Topic 6: Procedural fairness 
Topic 7: Standing to seek review 
Topic 8: Remedies 
Topic 9: The Ombudsman

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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