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Administrative Decisions Judicial Review Act 1977 (Cth)

Category: Legislation
Binomial Name: Australian Commonwealth Government
Sub Category:Legislation
Location:Australia
Alternative Names:
  • ADJR Act
  • URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/adra1977396/
    Summary Information:
    The Administrative Decisions Judicial Review Act 1977 (Cth) (the ADJR Act) is an Act relating to the review on questions of law of certain administrative decisions. Pursuant to section 6 of the ADJR Act, the Federal Court of Australia has jurisdiction to review administrative decisions on the following grounds:

    '(a) that a breach of the rules of natural justice occurred in connection with the making of the decision;
    (b) that procedures that were required by law to be observed in connection with the making of the decision were not observed;
    (c) that the person who purported to make the decision did not have jurisdiction to make the decision;
    (d) that the decision was not authorized by the enactment in pursuance of which it was purported to be made;
    (e) that the making of the decision was an improper exercise of the power conferred by the enactment in pursuance of which it was purported to be made;
    (f) that the decision involved an error of law, whether or not the error appears on the record of the decision;
    (g) that the decision was induced or affected by fraud;
    (h) that there was no evidence or other material to justify the making of the decision;
    (j) that the decision was otherwise contrary to law.' (see section 6).

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