In this seminar, the speakers will discuss recent developments in the scope and limitations of supervisory review by the Courts including:
- Kairouz v Bracks (No 2)  VSC 671; Asmar v Albanese (No 4)  VSC 672 with discussion of –
- shifting judicial attitudes towards the justiciability of internal affairs of political parties, as voluntary unincorporated associations
- the significance of statutory registration, public functions and access to public funding as matters justifying judicial intervention
- whether a decision of a private body is amenable to judicial review, with reference to two recent cases which considered the application of the Datafin principle in Australia: Vergara v Chartered Accountants ANZ  VSC 34 and Durney v Unison Housing (2019) 57 VR 158.
- how courts conduct judicial review of non-statutory executive powers, whether the grounds of review are the same as those that apply to statutory powers, Attorney-General (Cth) v Ogawa (2020) 281 FCR 1 and “subject matter” immunity from judicial review.