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Jurisdictional Error as Conceptual Totem

McDonald, Leighton

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Jurisdictional error is pivotal but not, in any substantive sense, ‘central’. It is pivotal because it marks important boundaries (drawn by reference to other ideas) in the law of judicial review of executive action. This pivotal but not central role has enabled jurisdictional error to function as a ‘conceptual totem’, emblematic of a determinedly ‘statutory approach’ to the articulation and elaboration of administrative law norms. After elaborating these claims, the article goes on to doubt...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Leighton
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-03T00:36:46Z
dc.identifier.issn0313-0096
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/202695
dc.description.abstractJurisdictional error is pivotal but not, in any substantive sense, ‘central’. It is pivotal because it marks important boundaries (drawn by reference to other ideas) in the law of judicial review of executive action. This pivotal but not central role has enabled jurisdictional error to function as a ‘conceptual totem’, emblematic of a determinedly ‘statutory approach’ to the articulation and elaboration of administrative law norms. After elaborating these claims, the article goes on to doubt the constitutional case for the retention of the statutory approach that, in recent years, has come to characterise the Australian approach to jurisdictional error. Recognition of the totemic function of jurisdictional error, it is concluded, is a helpful first step in better understanding and analysing administrative law norms which bear no obvious relation to statute.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUNSW Law School
dc.rights© The Publisher 2019
dc.sourceUniversity of New South Wales Law Journal
dc.titleJurisdictional Error as Conceptual Totem
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume42
dc.date.issued2019
local.identifier.absfor180103 - Administrative Law
local.identifier.absfor180108 - Constitutional Law
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4455135xPUB139
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcDonald, Leighton, ANU College of Law, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1019
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1038
local.identifier.absseo940499 - Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2019-11-25T07:49:18Z
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