MLL424 - Administrative Law


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*
Trimester 3: Online

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL324
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only





Incompatible with: MLL324
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 hour class + 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

3 hour class (recordings provided) + 1 hour online seminar per week


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for NIKERI students only


The unit initially considers the nature of public power in the context of Australian constitutionalism, with a particular emphasis on administrative decision-making.  It then examines the scope and limits of judicial review of administrative action, including the grounds and remedies available to courts of law.  Judicial review is subsequently contrasted with extra judicial modes of review by administrative tribunals and by ombudsmen. Finally, the unit considers the importance of information about government decision-making, and how information can be obtained from government agencies under freedom of information and other laws.

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