LLS/AIAL (Victorian Chapter) Seminar: Judicial Review and Human Rights

La Trobe Law School would like to invite you to the next LLS/AIAL Seminar: “Judicial Review and Human Rights”. Abstract A breach of human rights or the grounds of judicial review are both claims in public law but they remain… Continue Reading

Correcting the Record? Rebutting Five Flawed Defences of the Robodebt Programme

By Darren O’Donovan Today sees the publication of the Senate Committee on Community Affairs’ report into the Department of Human Services’ “robodebt” programme. This system first started to wedge its way into my life at the very tail end of… Continue Reading

Querying the Government’s Authority to “Correct the Record”

By Darren O’Donovan “We don’t comment on particular cases”.  Few lines are more ubiquitous in the public sphere. It is no surprise therefore, that the controversy regarding the disclosure of an individual’s personal information by the Department of Human Services… Continue Reading

Matthew Groves and Dan Meagher Join La Trobe Law School

La Trobe Law School would like to warmly welcome two leading public law academics this semester.  Professor Matthew Groves Professor Matthew Groves joined La Trobe University in late 2016.  Prior to that, he worked at Monash University for 15 years.… Continue Reading

Plain English and Administrative Law

The ‘plain English’ or ‘plain language’ movement has been the pre-eminent influence on legislative drafting over the last 30 years. The movement has promoted the rules of simple writing, the avoidance of traditional forms of expression where they can be… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Partnership with the Neighbourhood Justice Centre

A Wills and Wishes clinic to support people making complex life decisions in drafting their own Will is being delivered in an Australian-first partnership between the La Trobe Law School and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (NJC) in Collingwood. Head of… Continue Reading

Jeffrey Barnes and Roger Douglas on Administrative Law

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La Trobe Law School academics, Professor Roger Douglas and Dr Jeffrey Barnes, recently published the third edition of Administrative Law in the LexisNexis Questions and Answers Series: