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Unit of Study LAWS2006 Administrative Law (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

identify and explain the central principles and the various elements which inform Australia’s federal system of administrative law

evaluate the differences between review of the lawfulness of a decision, and review of the merits of a decision

demonstrate an understanding of the legal and administrative mechanisms by which the actions and decisions of government officials and agencies may be challenged

identify and explain the legal and administrative mechanisms by which government officials and agencies may be rendered accountable for their actions

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Twice weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Twice weekly)
Exam: Proctored, Online60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Twice weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Twice weekly)
Exam: Proctored, Online60%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Bannister, J, Olijnyk, A & McDonald, S, 2023, Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law, 3rd edn, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Vic. ISBN: 9781009102926 (print version); 9781009116640 (eBook).
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Access to a computer with a webcam and reliable internet connection.  Students will be required to complete an onboarding process to verify their identity before attempting the online exam in this unit.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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