• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law. It covers material, particularly of current or topical nature, primarily in the Administrative law area. The aim is to give students an opportunity to explore in more depth topics which are of particular interest to them or which are clearly of contemporary relevance. It also covers material of an immediate practical relevance for practitioners, such as information access principles.

There are four thematic areas around which the course will be fashioned and from within these areas topics will be drawn as follows:

  • Commercial law as it impacts on government
  • Impact on Administrative law of commercialisation, privatisation and outsourcing
  • Administrative law in a regulatory context
  • Information access and other framework issues
  • Protection of privacy in public/private sectors
  • Investigative bodies including Ombudsman and misconduct commissioners
  • Whistleblower & Protection of Public Sector Disclosure legislation
  • Freedom of Information/Archives legislation
  • Theoretical elements of Administrative law in a commercial context
  • Theories which can be applied to Administrative law in a commercial context
  • Accountability trends
  • Regulatory theory as it impacts on Administrative law
  • Practical application of principles of Administrative law
  • Executive power and Administrative law (eg Tampa)
  • Damages as an Administrative law remedy
  • Alternatives to external review (eg internal review, codes of conduct service charters)
  • Interaction of Administrative law and human rights, and anti-discrimination principles
  • Rule-making and government and commercial law.

Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the Approved Assessment which will be posted to the course homepage on the ANU Law website, prior to the commencement of the course.

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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions. OR Be in enrolled in: Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS).


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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