It’s the legislation . . . !

Date & time
5.30–7pm Wednesday 3 June 2015
Law Link Theatre, ANU College of Law, Building 5, Fellows Road,The Australian National University
Professor John McMillan AO, Australian Information Commissioner
Dr Genevieve Ebbeck, Australian Government Solicitor
Cain Sibley, Clayton Utz
Professor Kim Rubenstein, ANU College of Law


For interstate visitors, we offer suggestions for accommodation near ANU.

The consideration by the High Court of administrative law continues to take place principally in the context of the Migration Act. But these Migration Act and other recent judgments have implications for a wide range of administrative decision-making, and in particular emphasise the centrality of statutory interpretation to administrative decision making.

The seminar will discuss, and draw trends from, the following recent High Court cases:

  • ACMA v Today FM [2015] HCA 7 concerning whether an administrative body can decide whether an offence has been committed
  • CPCF [2015] HCA 1 concerning the power to take persons approaching Australia back to India
  • Plaintiff M150 of 2013 [2014] HCA 25 concerning a determination under the Migration Act
  • Plaintiff S156 of 2013 [2014] HCA 22 concerning the designation of PNG as a regional processing country.

Please direct any enquiries to the AIAL Secretariat or telephone 02 6290 1505.

Presented with the Australian Institute of Administrative Law. 

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