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Inquisitorial Adjudication: The Duty to Enquire in Merits Review Tribunals

Dunlea Smyth, Mark


This article examines the duty to inquire in Australian merits review tribunals. Following the High Court's recent decision in Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZIAI, there has been some uncertainty surrounding the duty's status in a number of Federal Court and Federal Magistrates Court decisions. This article essays a conflicted conceptual basis for the duty to inquire derived from five (competing) aspects of merits review: the institutional, the procedural, the orientational, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Melbourne University Law Review


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