Prof Matthew Groves

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Alfred Deakin Professor and Associate Head of School

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Law School

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2003
Bachelor of Law(s), Monash University, 1991

Contact

m.groves@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73556

Biography

Matthew is Alfred Deakin Professor of Law in the Deakin Law School. Prior to joining Deakin University, Matthew was a professor in the law schools of La Trobe and Monash University. Matthew's main area of work is administrative law. He edits the leading journal of that field - the Australian Journal of Administrative Law - and is also co-author of the leading student casebook (Creyke, Groves, McMilland and Smyth, Control of Government Action - Cases, Text and Commentary, 6th ed, 2022, Lexis Nexis) and the leading scholarly book (Aronson, Groves and Weeks, Judicial Review of Administrative Action and Government Liability, 7th ed Thomson Reuters, 2022).  Matthew has edited 10 academic books, the most recent was Groves and Sthumcke, The Ombudsman in the Modern Age (Hart Publishing, 2022). Matthew is now editing Thomson, Groves and Weeks Tribunals in the Common Law World (Hart Publishing 2024). Matthew has also published many articles and book chapters in administrative law, human rights, religion in South Asia, military justice, prison law and comparative public law. 

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Biography summary

Matthew is the Alfred Deakin Professor of Law. He works in public law, mainly administrative law but also human rights, military justice and comparative public law. Matthew is also editor of the Australian Journal of Administrative Law and a member of the Australian Academy of Law. 

Career highlights

Member, Commonwealth Administrative Review Council (2010-2012)

Expert Reader, Australian Law Reform Commission, Traditional Rights and Freedoms - Encroachment by Commonwealth Laws (ALRC Report 129, 2015)

Member, Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, Working party on the reform of judicial review in Tasmania (2018-2019)

Specialist Adviser, Australian Law Reform Commission, Reference on Judicial Impartiality (2021-2022)

Affiliations

General editor, Australian Journal of Administrative Law

Member, Australian Academy of Law

Knowledge areas

Administrative law

Military law

Human rights law

Comparative public law

Succession law

Publications

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2023

Business Competitors, Standing and Judicial Review

Matthew Groves

(2023), Vol. 50, pp. 315-339, Australian Business Law Review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Tribunal Justice and Politics in Australia: The Rise and Fall of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Matthew Groves, Greg Weeks

(2023), Vol. 97, pp. 278-292, Australian Law Journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Equality of Arms in Administrative Review

Matthew Groves

(2023), Vol. 46, pp. 726-779, Melbourne University Law Review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Should Judges Bite Back?

Matthew Groves

(2023), Vol. 53, pp. 231-262, Australian Bar Review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

What's in a Name? Fairness and a Reasonable Opportunity: AB v Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission" [2023] SydLawRw 22; (2023) 45(4) Sydney Law Review 525

Matthew Groves

(2023), Vol. 45, pp. 525-538, The Sydney law review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article
2022

The Evolution and Future of the Ombuds

Matthew Groves, Anita Stuhmcke

(2022), pp. 1-17, The Ombudsman in the Modern State, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

The Obligation to Give Reason for Decisions

Matthew Groves

(2022), pp. 711-734, Judicial review of administrative action and government liability, [Sydney, N.S.W.], B1

book chapter

Public Support for the Rule of Law

Matthew Groves

(2022), Vol. 51, pp. 80-106, Australian Bar Review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

The Ombudsman in the Modern State

Matthew Groves, Anita Stuhmcke

(2022), Oxford, Eng., A7

edited book
2021

The creation of Australian administrative law: the constitution and its judicial gate-keepers

Matthew Groves, G Weeks

(2021), pp. 309-326, Judicial Review of Administrative Action Across the Common Law World Origins and Adaptation, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

Judges and the Media

Matthew Groves

(2021), pp. 259-282, The Judge, the Judiciary and the Court Individual, Collegial and Institutional Judicial Dynamics in Australia, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

Fairness in automated decision making

Matthew Groves

(2021), pp. 14-30, Automated state implications, challenges and opportunities for public law, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

book chapter

Excessive Judicial Intervention

Matthew Groves

(2021), Vol. 50, pp. 1-29, Australian Bar Review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Standing Outside: An Environment of Challenge and Withheld Cures

Matthew Groves

(2021), Vol. 38, pp. 111-131, ENVIRONMENTAL AND PLANNING LAW JOURNAL, C1

journal article

Is There a "Small Town" Exception to the Bias Rule?

Matthew Groves

(2021), Vol. 28, pp. 114-128, AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, C1

journal article
2020

The Return of the (almost) absolute statutory discretion

Matthew Groves

(2020), pp. 129-147, Interpreting executive power, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

book chapter

Bias by the numbers

Matthew Groves

(2020), Vol. 100, pp. 60-78, Australian Institute of Administrative Law Forum, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal article

Bail in extradition proceedings

Matthew Groves

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 298-319, Criminal law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

CLARITY AND COMPLEXITY IN THE BIAS RULE

Matthew Groves

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 565-601, MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, C1

journal article
2019

The iceberg of Australian administrative law: justice before and beyond judicial review

Matthew Groves, Greg Weeks

(2019), pp. 1-11, Administrative redress in and out of the courts: essays in honour of Robin Creyke and John McMillan, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

book chapter

Does one rotten apple spoil the whole barrel? Bias in multi-member decision-making

Matthew Groves

(2019), pp. 235-254, Administrative redress in and out of the courts: essays in honour of Robin Creyke and John McMillan, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

book chapter

Administrative law and statutory interpretation: sidesteps and missteps in the struggle for coherence

Matthew Groves

(2019), pp. 202-216, The coherence of statutory interpretation, Alexandria, N.S.W., B1

book chapter

Rights, rhetoric and reality: An overview of Rights Protection in Australia

Matthew Groves, J Boughey, Danial Meagher

(2019), pp. 1-16, The Legal Protection of Rights in Australia, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

International law, administrative powers and human rights: The legacy of Teoh

Matthew Groves

(2019), pp. 103-122, The Legal Protection of Rights in Australia, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

A reasonably reasonable apprehension of bias: CNY17 v minister for immigration and border protection

Matthew Groves

(2019), Vol. 41, pp. 383-395, Sydney law review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Waiver of Natural Justice

Matthew Groves

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 641-665, Adelaide Law Review, Adelaide, C1

journal article

Reforming Judicial Review in Tasmania

Matthew Groves

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 1-33, The University of Tasmania Law Review, Hobart, Tas., C1

journal article

Administrative Redress In and Out of the Courts; Essays in Honour of Robin Creyke and John McMillan

Matthew Groves

(2019), Administrative Redress In and Out of the Courts; Essays in Honour of Robin Creyke and John McMillan, Sydney, N.S.W., A7

edited book

Modern administrative law in Australia: Concepts and context

M Groves

(2019), A7

edited book
2018

Ombudsmen and prisons

M Groves

(2018), pp. 319-336, Research Handbook on the Ombudsman, Cheltenham, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Judicial review and human rights

M Groves

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 64-78, Australian journal of administrative law, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

A life without hope - the Victorian Charter and parole

Matthew Groves

(2018), Vol. 42, pp. 353-371, Criminal law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article
2017

The principle of legality in Australian and New Zealand Law - final observations

D Meagher, D Meagher, M Groves, M Groves

(2017), pp. 258-268, The principle of legality in Australia and New Zealand, Annandale, N.S.W., B1-1

book chapter

Administrative justice without lawyers? Unrepresented parties in Australian tribunals

M Groves

(2017), pp. 346-372, Administrative justice in Wales and comparative perspectives, Cardiff, Wales, B1-1

book chapter

Interpreting the effect of our charters

M Groves

(2017), pp. 2-21, Australian charters of rights a decade on, Annandale, N.S.W., B1-1

book chapter

The second charters of prisoners' rights

M Groves

(2017), pp. 187-201, Australian charters of rights a decade on, Annandale, N.S.W., B1-1

book chapter

The principle of legality and administrative discretion: a new name for an old approach?

M Groves

(2017), pp. 168-188, The principle of legality in Australia and New Zealand, Annandale, N.S.W., B1-1

book chapter

Legitimate expectations in Australia: overtaken by formalism and pragmatism

M Groves

(2017), pp. 319-344, Legitimate expectations in the common law world, Oxford, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

The legitimate expectation as an instrument and illustration of common law change

M Groves, G Weeks

(2017), pp. 1-15, Legitimate expectations in the common law world, Oxford, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

The unfolding purpose of fairness

Matthew Groves

(2017), Vol. 45, pp. 653-679, Federal law review, Acton, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

The principle of legality in Australia and New Zealand

Dan Meagher, Matthew Groves

(2017), Annandale, N.S.W., A7-1

edited book

Australian Charters of Rights a Decade on

Colin Campbell, Matthew Groves

(2017), Sydney, N.S.W., A7-1

edited book

Legitimate Expectations in the Common Law World

M Groves, G Weeks

(2017), pp. 1-354, Legitimate Expectations in the Common Law World, A7-1

edited book
2016

The reform of military justice

A Duxbury, M Groves

(2016), pp. 1-12, Military justice in the modern age, Cambridge, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

The dissent of Murphy J in ACF v Commonwealth - the first modern view of public interest standing?

M Groves

(2016), pp. 189-208, Great Australian dissents, Cambridge, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

The legitimacy of expectations about fairness: can process and substance be untangled?

M Groves, G Weeks

(2016), pp. 165-187, Public law adjudication in common law systems : process and substance, Oxford, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

THE COMMON LAW PRINCIPLE OF LEGALITY AND SECONDARY LEGISLATION

Dan Meagher, Matthew Groves

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 450-487, UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES LAW JOURNAL, C1

journal article

Interpreters and fairness in administrative hearings

M Groves

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 506-546, Melbourne University law review, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Public comments by judges of their colleagues: an unhappy Australian episode

M Groves

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 98-128, Journal of media law, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A man for all seasons? The fair minded observer and royal commissioners

M Groves

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 201-217, Australian journal of administrative law, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

The evolution and reform of standing in Australian administrative law

M Groves

(2016), Vol. 44, pp. 167-199, Federal law review, Acton, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

Military justice in the modern age

A Duxbury, M Groves

(2016), Cambridge, Eng., A7-1

edited book
2015

Substantive (Procedural) Review in Australia

Matthew Groves, Matthew Groves, Greg Weeks, Greg Weeks

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 133-162, The Scope and Intensity of Substantive Review : Traversing Taggart’s Rainbow, Oxford, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

The power of an administrative tribunal to inform itself

M Groves

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 236-252, Australian journal of administrative law, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article
2014

Public statements by judges and the bias rule

M Groves

(2014), Vol. 40, pp. 115-147, Monash University law review, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2013

Do administrative tribunals have to be satisfied of the competence of parties before them?

M Groves

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 133-151, Psychiatry, psychology and law, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Emailing judges and their staff

M Groves

(2013), Vol. 37, pp. 69-90, Australian bar review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Habeas corpus, justiciability and foreign affairs

M Groves

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 587-621, New Zealand journal of public and international law, Wellington, N.Z., C1-1

journal article

Reviewing reasons for administrative decisions: 'Wingfoot Australia Partners Pty Ltd v Kocak'

M Groves

(2013), Vol. 35, pp. 627-654, Sydney law review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Exclusion of the rules of natural justice

M Groves

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 285-318, Monash University law review, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2012

The Hardiman rule

M Groves

(2012), Vol. 33, pp. 371-397, Adelaide law review, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1-1

journal article

Empathy, experience and the rule against bias in criminal trials

M Groves

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 84-102, Criminal law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

The imaginary observer of the bias rule

M Groves

(2012), Vol. 19, pp. 188-201, Australian journal of administrative law, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article
2011

The Duty to Inquire in Tribunal Proceedings

Matthew Groves

(2011), Vol. 33, pp. 177-208, SYDNEY LAW REVIEW, C1-1

journal article
2010

Should we follow the gospel of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth)?

M Groves

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 736-772, Melbourne University law review, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

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

M Groves

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 452-480, Melbourne University law review, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Law, religion and public order in colonial India: contextualising the 1887 Allahabad High Court case on 'sacred' cows

M Groves

(2010), Vol. 33, pp. 87-121, South Asia: journal of South Asia studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2009

WAIVER OF THE RULE AGAINST BIAS

Matthew Groves

(2009), Vol. 35, pp. 315-347, MONASH UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, C1-1

journal article
2007

Australian administrative law: The constitutional and legal matrix

M Groves, H Lee

(2007), pp. 11-14, Australian Administrative Law: Fundamentals, Principles and Doctrines, B1-1

book chapter

The rule against bias

M Groves

(2007), pp. 316-329, Australian Administrative Law: Fundamentals, Principles and Doctrines, B1-1

book chapter

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST EXPERT MEDICAL WITNESSES

Matthew Groves

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. 306-314, JOURNAL OF LAW AND MEDICINE, Australia, C1-1

journal article

Australian administrative law: Fundamentals, principles and doctrines

M Groves, H Lee

(2007), A7-1

edited book
2005

THE CIVILIANISATION OF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY LAW

Matthew Groves

(2005), Vol. 28, pp. 364-395, UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES LAW JOURNAL, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Dakshina Chandra

Thesis entitled: Next Generation of Legal Services: A Regulatory Landscape for Optimizing Futuristic Technologies

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin Law School