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Australian Administrative Law (LLB358)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit reviews the current operation of administrative law in Australia at the Commonwealth and the State level. It will examine the role of courts, tribunals and other administrative review bodies in overseeing and controlling the exercise of administrative discretion and in maintaining the accountability of government. The process of statutory interpretation adopted by administrators and the courts in determining the limits of administrative power will be examined.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Discuss the role of administrative law in:
a. the maintenance of accountable government.
b. the practical protection of the rights of individuals.
c. the process of government decision making.
2. Discuss possible avenues of reform for the regulation and oversight of administrative decision making.
3. Identify the various means and grounds of review of administrative decision making.
4. Apply problem solving skills to administrative law scenarios.
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 x Lectures all semester 1 weeks (12 weeks, 2 x 2 hours)
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content. Workshops will provide students with an opportunity to discuss relevant material and test their understandings of it.
Assessment An assignment and exam
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW258 Australian Administrative Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: LLB258
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Lydia Wells
Lecturer in Migration

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2971
e: L.Wells@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.022 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Lydia Wells
Lecturer in Migration

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2971
e: L.Wells@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.022 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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