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Should the Administrative Law Act 1978 (Vic) be repealed?

journal contribution
posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Matthew GrovesMatthew Groves
The Administrative Law Act 1978 (Vic) was a significant reform to judicial review in Victoria. The Act introduced several changes such as a simplified test for standing and a right to reasons for decisions, which appeared to create a simpler statutory avenue of judicial review. But the Act has many flaws. Some are technical, but others, such as the uncertain relationship the Act creates between statutory and common law judicial review, are substantive. This article examines the operation and limitations of the Act and considers whether it should be reformed or repealed.

History

Journal

Melbourne University law review

Volume

34

Issue

2

Pagination

452 - 480

Publisher

Melbourne University Law Review Association

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

0025-8938

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010, University of Melbourne Law School