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Planning and Soft Law

Weeks, Greg; Pearson, Linda


Complex regulatory systems are particularly in need of regulation capable of maintaining both high standards and consistency in decision-making. Soft law is frequently the mechanism of choice to achieve these ends, since it can be made and altered with relative ease but is nonetheless treated as though it were hard and enforceable ‘law’. The law around environmental planning decisions, although subject to detailed legislative control, makes extensive and predominantly effective use of soft law....[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Administrative Law


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