Sasha L Ponniah, Senior Associate to the Hon. Justice Kevin Bell AM, Supreme Court of Victoria
Government officials must make decisions fairly and according to the 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:
- Challenging administrative decisions
- Judicial review
- Administrative appeals tribunals
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