Australian Administrative Law: Fundamentals, principles and doctrines

Wendy Lacey

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With 23 chapters that traverse the full spectrum of administrative law and 23 authors that include some of the doyens of Australian public law, this book is unique within its field. Whilst those facts alone could justify its inclusion on the list of recommended texts in any administrative law course, the book’s appeal rests more on its substantive contributions. The editors approached the book with dual aims — to provide readers with a ‘lucid exposition of the principles’ of administrative law as well as a ‘scholarly exploration of doctrines and theories underpinning the subject’.1 Thus, the book is intended to be both practical and doctrinal. Many of the contributions offer insightful and reflective commentaries on the law, as well as clear expositions of the law itself. In this respect, the book largely achieves these aims.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2
Pages (from-to)389-394
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Administrative Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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