Soft Law and Public Authorities: Remedies and Reform

Venue: 
Staff Common Room, Level 2, UNSW Law School
Organisation: 
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law
Time: 
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Date: 
Wed, 2016-08-24

Chair: Mark Aronson  (UNSW Law)

Author: Greg Weeks  (UNSW Law)

Readers:

Linda Pearson

Linda Pearson has just completed a term as Commissioner, Land and Environment Court of New South Wales. She was previously Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, teaching Administrative Law and Environmental Law, and continues to research and write in both areas, most recently on administrative tribunals, and on dispute resolution, planning and development control for the 4th edition of Lyster et al Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales. She is a former member of the Commonwealth Administrative Review Council.

Robin Creyke

Robin Creyke is an Emeritus Professor, ANU, a public lawyer and author with a specialty interest in administrative law, especially tribunals and government.  She is presently a sessional member of the ACT’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, and a reviewer for the Advertising Standards Board.  She is also a member of the Law Council’s Administrative Law Committee, and of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Liaison Committee.

Matthew Groves

Professor Matthew Groves works on judicial review of administrative action at Monash University.  His work centres on fairness and bias, reforming judicial review, constitutional influences on public law, tribunals and comparative administrative law. Matthew is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and is co-author of the leading Australian work on administrative law - Aronson & Groves, Judicial Review of Administrative Action (5th ed, 2013).  His other works include (as editor) Modern Australian Administrative Law (Cambridge UP, 2014) and (with Alison Duxbury), Military Justice in the Modern Age, (Cambridge UP, 2016).

Matthew works on judicial review of administrative action at Monash University.  His work centres on fairness and bias, reforming judicial review, constitutional influences on public law, tribunals and comparative administrative law. Matthew is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and is co-author of the leading Australian work on administrative law - Aronson & Groves, Judicial Review of Administrative Action (5th ed, 2013).  His other works include (as editor) Modern Australian Administrative Law (Cambridge UP, 2014) and (with Alison Duxbury), Military Justice in the Modern Age, (Cambridge UP, 2016)

This Book Forum started with a brief launch of two books by Keith Mason AC QC Hon LLD. The first of these books was Soft Law, the book under discussion at the Forum, and the second was Legitimate Expectations in the Common Law World (Hart Publishing), edited by Matthew Groves and Greg Weeks. This Book Forum was co-sponsored by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.