Government Accountability 3rd Edition - Australian Administrative Law

by Judith Bannister, Anna Olijnyk, Stephen McDonald
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 8th June 2023
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.5  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.05
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law presents a thorough account of the administrative state and the mechanisms that exist to bring it to account for its actions. It contextualises the theory and explanation of administrative law through carefully chosen case studies and events that offer practical examples of the principles discussed and how they are applied. The third edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate recent legal developments and includes expanded discussion of 'materiality' in the context of jurisdictional error.

The examples used illustrate the operation of legal principles and reflect contemporary social and political circumstances. Written by a team of experts, and known for its clear, consistent and straightforward narrative with logical progression, Government Accountability remains a student-friendly guide to complex administrative law concepts. Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law is accompanied by a casebook, Government Accountability Sources and Materials: Australian Administrative Law, which provides curated cases and primary legal materials with helpful commentary.

About the Authors

Dr Judith Bannister is a Professor of Law at Flinders University. Judith is the Teaching Program Director for Law in the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders University and teaches and researches in Administrative Law.

Dr Anna Olijnyk is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Anna researches and teaches in Administrative Law and Constitutional Law. Her research interests include government accountability mechanisms and the role of courts as institutions of government.

Stephen McDonald SC is a senior counsel at Hanson Chambers and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Stephen practises across a range of areas of law, with a particular focus on public law (including Administrative Law) and appeals.

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