Key principles in administrative law – some recent cases

Date & time
5.30–7pm Wednesday 15 July 2020



Presented by Australian Institute Of Administrative Law (AIAL) And Centre For International & Public Law (CIPL)

CIPL Seminar
Key principles in administrative law – some recent cases

Presented by the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL) and the Centre for International & Public Law (CIPL), this free public online seminar will comprise four speakers discussing recent cases on the basic features, and limits, of the Australian regime for challenging administrative decisions, and trends which emerge from them.

About the speakers

  • Professor Peta Spender, ANU Law School
    on CNY17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2019] HCA 50 concerning whether there can be apprehended bias based on prejudicial but irrelevant material provided to a decision-maker.
  • Geoffrey McCarthy, Presidential Member, ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    on Frugtniet v ASIC [2019] HCA 16 about the nature of merits review.
  • Alice Kingsland, Counsel, Australian Government Solicitor
    on Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning [2019] NSWLEC 7 on the relevance of climate change to development applications.
  • Cain Sibley, Partner, Clayton Utz
    on materiality of errors in judicial review, considered in Hossain v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2018] HCA 34 and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZMTA [2019] HCA 3.

The webinar is open to all members of the AIAL and to any interested members of the public. Admission is free, but registration is required. Except in WA, CLE/CPD points are available if this educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law. Please contact your local Law Society for further details. Any WA practitioners attending should note this event is not currently covered by AIAL WA Chapter QA accreditation, although the WA Chapter is exploring options.

Further information:

AIAL website: | email: | telephone: 02 6290 1505

CIPL website: | email:





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