Appealing government and administrative decisions

Contributors

David Kelsey-Sugg, Barrister

Heather Lambrick, Deputy President, VCAT

Overview

Government officials must make decisions fairly and according to law, and they can be challenged on improper decisions. The people involved can ask for reasons for decisions and take decisions made in error to the courts to be reviewed. There are time limits, and judicial review is not a rehearing on the merits. The AAT and VCAT are the administrative review tribunals for decisions by Commonwealth and state government bodies.

This section includes the following topics:


Note

The law in this chapter is current as at 30 June 2016.


 

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