National / ACT


Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL) exists to promote knowledge of and interest in Australian Commonwealth, State and Territory administrative law, and to provide a forum for the exchange of information and opinions on all aspects of administrative law and administrative practices. Administrative law is principally the law of government actions, decisions, processes and accountability, and extends to the actions and accountability of other bodies. It includes therefore the basic constitutional arrangements for government, and the basic legal checks on government, in particular by parliaments, courts and tribunals, Ombudsmen and other bodies.

National and ACT activities of AIAL are managed by the National Executive, based in Canberra. The National Executive publishes a quarterly journal, AIAL Forum, to members, organises with relevant State chapters an annual National Administrative Law Conference and National Administrative Law Lecture, conducts regular seminars in the ACT, hosts an active website, awards an essay prize, from time to time funds research on administrative law issues, and conducts other activities.

The contact for the National Executive is here: Sue Hart.

The committee members of the National Executive are here: