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Review of the Judicial Review Act 2000 (Tas)


Stokes, M and Henning, T, Review of the Judicial Review Act 2000 (Tas), Issue Paper, Tasmania Law Reform Institute, No. 26, Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Tasmania (2018) [Contract Report]

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This paper evaluates Tasmania’s current laws governing the review of administrative decisions, and seeks community input on this topic. It is the first comprehensive review of the Act since it was introduced 18 years ago. The Act covers the laws relating to when individual citizens may challenge the lawfulness of government action. There are concerns that the Act does not achieve its intended purpose of providing the public with a clear and simple means of seeking a review of government decisions. The Institute’s evaluation of the law provides a unique opportunity to address these perceived inadequacies and potentially ensure that this vital process is best serving Tasmanians. The TLRI review of the Act will address a wide range of key topics, including the form that procedure for challenging government decisions should take, the jurisdiction of the courts, the types of decisions that should be reviewable, and the scope of that review. It will examine the transfer of government power to private and not-for-profit organisations, as it pertains to the making of legally binding administrative decisions.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:law reform, judicial review, administrative law
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Administrative law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Stokes, M (Mr Michael Stokes)
UTAS Author:Henning, T (Associate Professor Terese Henning)
ID Code:132825
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2019-05-21
Last Modified:2019-07-18

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