Webinar replay: Russell Kennedy's Government CPD Series 2021 Session 6 - Making Defensible Administrative Decisions

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Russell Kennedy's Government CPD Series for 2021 is held in a webinar format.

Our CPD Series is aimed at Government lawyers who are holders of Practising Certificates needing to obtain points in the compulsory CPD categories before 31st March 2021. This session is worth 1 CPD Point in Substantive Law.

On Friday 26 March 2021, Russell Kennedy held our sixth and final session of our Government CPD Series 2021, titled Making Defensible Administrative Decisions.

In this session, Emma Turner, Principal and Beatrisa Dubinsky, Lawyer from our Public & Administrative Law team discussed three common areas where administrative decision makers may fall into error in:

  • fact finding and evaluating evidence;
  • applying the hearing rule in the provision of procedural fairness; and
  • applying policy and guidelines in making decisions.

Our presenters shared some strategies on how administrative decision makers can avoid these traps in the pursuit of making defensible administrative decisions and what government lawyers need to be aware of to make robust and legally defensible decisions.


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