Resources & Publications


All States, Victoria

Background

Since 2007 the Council of Australasian Tribunals (NSW) has held an annual lecture in honour of the late Professor Harry Whitmore. The aims of COAT include working with tribunals, organisations and governments to develop and promote administrative justice. An eminent academic, Professor Whitmore was a member of the Kerr Committee whose groundbreaking recommendations led to citizens being given the right to challenge decisions made by the bureaucracy and greater openness and transparency in government.


2019 The Hon. Chief Justice James Allsop AO
The Foundations of Administrative Law

2017 The Hon. Justice John Basten

Separation of Powers – Dialogue and Deference


2016 The Hon Justice MJ Beazley AO
Judicial Review & the Shifting Sands of Legal Unreasonableness


2015 The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler
WHITMORE AND THE AMERICANS: SOME AMERICAN INFLUENCES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUSTRALIAN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW


2014 Prof Gillian Triggs
The Value of Human Rights for Australia


2013 The Hon. Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC
Forewarned and Four-Armed – Administrative Law Values and the Fourth Arm of Government


2012 The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
THE REASON FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REASONS – OSMOND REVISITED


2010 The Honourable Justice Ruth McColl AO
Freedom of Information – a New Paradigm


2009 Prof John McMillan AO
Can Administrative law foster good administration?


2008 The Hon Justice Garry Downes AM
The Tribunal Dilemma : Rigorous Informality


2007 Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE
The Kerr Report: Its Continuing Significance

New South Wales