Book Review: Administrative Redress In and Out of the Courts—Essays in Honour of Robin Creyke and John McMillan

DOI10.1177/0067205X20906032
Publication Date01 June 2020
Date01 June 2020
AuthorJustice Alan Robertson
SubjectBook Review
Book Review
Book Review
Administrative Redress In and Out of the Courts—Essays in Honour of Robin Creyke and John McMillan
by Greg Weeks and Matthew Groves (eds) (Federation Press, 2019, 304 pp, AUD$160 (hbk))
Reviewed by: Justice Alan Robertson*
DOI: 10.1177/0067205X20906032
The papers in this collection were given at the Australian National University’s Public Law
Weekend in November 2018 to celebrate the achievements of, and to honour, Emeritus Professors
Robin Creyke AO and John McMillan AO and the role they have played in administrative law and
public administration in Australia.
Introducing the 13 papers is an ‘overview’ in Chapter 1 by the editors Matthew Groves and Greg
Weeks. There is also a foreword by Wayne Martin AC QC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
Western Australia from 2006 to 2018.
Consistently with the roles of Professors Robin Creyke AO and John McMillan AO over many
decades, and refreshingly, the papers are not limited to judicial review in the courts but extend both
to merits review and to other institutions such as offices which perform integrity functions,
including ombudsmen.
The book in truth commends itself, as a list of the judges, scholars and practitioners and their
papers shows:
1. The Iceberg of Australian Administrative Law: Justice Before and Beyond Judicial Review
Matthew Groves and Greg Weeks
2. Three is Plenty
Stephen Gageler
3. Attacks on Integrity Offices: A Separation of Powers Riddle
Greg Weeks
4. The Courts and The Executive: A Judicial View
John Basten
5. Review of Visa Cancellation or Refusal Decisions on Character Grounds: A Comparative
Analysis
John Griffiths
6. Administrative Law’s Impact on the Bureaucracy
Janina Boughey
* Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. The author may be contacted at Jennifer.farrell@fedcourt.gov.au.
Federal Law Review
2020, Vol. 48(2) 292–295
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