Upcoming administrative law training

Upcoming administrative law training

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

To support our 2019 administrative law specialisation candidates, and to address a specific training need identified by our civil justice lawyers, we will be running three administrative law training events in June to July this year.

All sessions will be held from 4 pm to 5 pm in our training room on Level 12, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

First session

Andrew Field, Managing Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, will present a session on ‘Sound decision-making’ on Wednesday 5 June. Andrew will discuss the ten key rules of administrative decision making. He will also provide an overview of the foundation authorities in this area and recent applications of some of those rules.

Second session

Katie Miller, Deputy Commissioner, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, returns to Victoria Legal Aid to deliver a session on 'The evolution of the ground of unreasonableness' on Thursday 13 June. Katie will consider the scope of this ground of review. She will also focus on recent High Court decisions and the emerging Australian version of the concept, which has involved a move away from the narrow application of Wednesbury unreasonableness.

Third session

Our resident administrative law accredited specialist, Economic and Social Rights Program Manager Joel Townsend will present a session on 'Providing reasons for decision' on Monday 1 July. Joel will consider the duty of decision makers to provide reasons for their decisions, the scope of the obligation and the effect of inadequate reasons.

More information

To register for any of these sessions, please email Professional_Legal_Education@vla.vic.gov.au

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