BLOGS WEBSITE

Category: News

Some new jurisdiction for SACAT just in time for Christmas

Two years ago the Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Act 2014 (SA) was assented to on 11th December 2014. The Act granted a range of jurisdictions to the new South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT). Parts 6 and 7 of the 2014 Act remained unproclaimed and came into operation on 11th December 2016 by force of  […]

Posted in Administrative Law, freedom of information, News | Tagged , , , |

Comments Off on Some new jurisdiction for SACAT just in time for Christmas

Commonwealth New Whistleblower Protection – A Round-up

In June this year, the Commonwealth Parliament passed its first comprehensive whistleblower protection legislation, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013. Adelaide Law School’s Gabrielle Appleby, Judith Bannister and Anna Olijnyk made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee during its passage, commending the Commonwealth on its initiative but noting some serious shortfalls […]

Posted in Administrative Law, News, Research and commentary | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on Commonwealth New Whistleblower Protection – A Round-up

Better late than never: an administrative appeals tribunal for South Australia

South Australia has never had a generalist merits review tribunal, relying instead on the District Court to fulfil this important accountability function. This week, the South Australian Government introduced a Bill to establish a generalist tribunal, the South Australian Civil and Adminsitrative Tribunal, or SACAT. In this post, Adelaide Law School PhD Candidate Anna Olijnyk […]

Posted in Administrative Law, News, Research and commentary | Tagged , , , , |

Comments Off on Better late than never: an administrative appeals tribunal for South Australia

South Australia finally moves to establish an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

Earlier this month (May 2012), the South Australian Weatherill Labor Government introduced a Bill to establish an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. This is a move that had been opposed by the Rann Government for years. Gabrielle Appleby explores the change in policy, before looking to the Bill itself. She focuses on the extent to which […]

Posted in Administrative Law, News, Research and commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

Comments Off on South Australia finally moves to establish an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption