This seminar will involve a range of speakers discussing recent cases on the basic features, and limits, of the Australian regime for challenging administrative decisions, and trends which emerge from them.
Professor James Stellios will speak on Chief of Defence Force v Gaynor  FCAFC 41 which considered whether termination of an officer of the ADF for use of social media is consistent with the freedom of political communication.
Associate Professor Leighton McDonald will speak on Graham v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  HCA 33 concerning the validity of a prohibition on disclosure of information to a court.
Kristy Katavic will speak on Legal Practitioner P1 v ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal  ACTSC 173 which considered whether a requirement was procedural and the Tribunal could therefore order that failure to comply be disregarded.
Cain Sibley will speak on Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd v Wilson  HCA 30 concerning whether compliance with requirements for granting exclusive mining rights was essential.
Robert Orr QC will speak on Plaintiff S195/2016 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  HCA 31 which considered whether Commonwealth executive power extends to actions which breach the laws of foreign countries.