Key principles in administrative law – some recent cases

Presented by ANU College of Law

This free public seminar will involve a range of speakers discussing recent cases on the basic features, and limits, of the Australian regime for challenging administrative decisions, and trends which emerge from them.

About the speakers

  • Professor Peta Spender, ANU Law School
    on CNY17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2019] HCA 50 concerning whether there can be apprehended bias based on prejudicial but irrelevant material provided to a decision-maker.
  • Geoffrey McCarthy, Presidential Member, ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    on Frugtniet v ASIC [2019] HCA 16 about the nature of merits review.
  • Alice Kingsland, Counsel, Australian Government Solicitor
    on Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning [2019] NSWLEC 7 on the relevance of climate change to development applications.
  • Cain Sibley, Partner, Clayton Utz
    on materiality of errors in judicial review, considered in Hossain v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2018] HCA 34 and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZMTA [2019] HCA 3.

The webinar is open to all members of the AIAL and to any interested members of the public. 

Admission is free, but registration is required.