Administrative Law in Australia is jointly written by Professor WB Lane and Dr Simon Young, authors with both academic and practical experience in the area. This is a scholarly and original study constituting a detailed exploration and synthesis of this very important and dynamic field of Australian law. This text reinterprets the conventional focus of administrative law study, judicial review, but also integrates an equally scholarly and discursive study of merits review, freedom of information and ombudsman investigation. Employing a predominantly Federal focus, this book also ensures that relevant State and Territory differences are addressed. The end result is an accessible and unique contribution to public law discourse in Australia, one that crosses beyond the confines of conventional legal study in this field to present a more comprehensive examination of public sector accountability, and one that crosses jurisdictional boundaries to present a new and illuminating comparison.