Judicial Review of Administrative Action is one of Australia’s most respected legal texts and became the first title in our prestigious Lawbook Library Series, as it represented definitive legal scholarship and publishing excellence in Australian law.
Since its first edition in 1996, this work has both mapped and supported the development of law and practice of judicial review of administrative action throughout Australia.
Repeatedly cited in the High Court of Australia, this landmark work remains the definitive scholarly work for judicial officers, practitioners and students alike.
This Fifth Edition incorporates many significant developments since the previous edition was published in 2009, including:
- Recognition in Kirk v Industrial Court of NSW (2010) of a constitutionally-entrenched supervisory jurisdiction in state supreme courts, which has brought into closer alignment the constitutional limits to legislative attempts to exclude federal and state judicial review;
- Ongoing disputes in migration law, which have seen the High Court strike down a key government program in the ‘Malaysian Solution’, and impose important requirements of fairness on the Commonwealth Goverment's use of private contractors to assess refugee applications in the ‘Offshore Processing’ matter;
- The High Court's decision in Momcilovic v R (2011), signaling a distinct Australian approach to the interaction of human rights jurisprudence and judicial review law;
- The High Court’s adoption of simpler and more coherent principles about the foundation and operation of natural justice;
- A burgeoning judicial review jurisprudence arising from disputes under security of payments legislation in the construction industry; and
- An increasing incidence of challenges to determinations by medical experts under compensation schemes for workers and motor accident victims.
Mark Aronson and Matthew Groves once again invest their considerable expertise into this pre-eminent title to provide a fresh and authoritative treatment of judicial review of administrative actions in Australia.
"When as a student, associate or solicitor I have asked which is the authoritative textbook on administrative law, I have almost invariably been told by judges, academics, partners and counsel alike: 'Aronson'."
- Emrys Nekvapil, Barrister (Review of 4th Edition, Law Institute Journal, August 2009)
“This is a textbook of broad learning and scholarship, clearly and attractively written. Ready access to a copy remains essential for those who practice in administrative law, federal or state.”
- Alan Robertson SC (Review of 3rd Edition, NSW Bar News, Summer 04/05).