Government Accountability: Australian Administrative Law offers an accessible introduction to administrative law in Australia by reference to its guiding principle, accountability. The book explores the complex theory underlying this area of law through the inclusion of many examples and with an emphasis on practicalities. It introduces the multifaceted nature of government, its structure, powers and actions. It explains and analyses in detail the principles and mechanisms of administrative law in a way that equips students to employ them in the context of new and unfamiliar cases. Throughout the book, the theory, law and practice of Australian administrative law are explored by reference to the overarching concept of accountability. Government Accountability is a concise introduction to administrative law in Australia that clearly explains the intricacies of the field and provides readers with the theoretical and practical kwledge to analyse the decisions and actions of government.
Dr Judith Bannister is a Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Judith researches and teaches in Administrative Law and Intellectual Property. She has combined these fields to develop her research in the regulation of information access: her work integrates freedom of information, copyright and confidential information. She has a Ph.D. from the Australian National University in the field of information law. In 2015 Judith will be a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London researching a comparative FOI project. Dr Gabrielle Appleby is a Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Gabrielle researches and teaches in Australian public law. She is the Deputy Director of the University of Adelaide's Public Law and Policy Research Unit. Her work focuses on the nature, exercise and accountability of executive power. In 2013, she was awarded her Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide. Her doctoral work examined the role of government legal advisers in achieving integrity in government. Her Ph.D. was awarded the University Medal and the Bonython Prize. Anna Olijnyk is a Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Anna researches and teaches in Administrative Law and Constitutional Law. Her research interests include government accountability mechanisms and the role of courts as institutions of government. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis at the University of Adelaide. Dr Joanna Howe is a Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide. Joanna researches and teaches in Labour Law and Administrative Law. Her current research interests lie in the regulation of temporary migrant work and laws impacting upon employee job security in the UK, the US and Australia. Joanna is the Editor of the Work and Employment section in the Australian Journal of Administrative Law. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and has worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organisation.
Anna Olijnyk, Gabrielle Appleby, Joanna Howe, Judith Bannister