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Report 10

Administrative law

Shipping Registration Bill, 1980

Summary of the report

The report was transmitted to the Government on 6 August 1980.

The Council made eight recommendations, concerning: whether the appropriate body to hear appeals should be the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or the courts; the appropriate decisions for review; removal of the requirement that internal review be a pre-requisite for external review; and, deletion of broad exclusions of actions against the Commonwealth and its officials.

Response to the report

The Bill was amended following the Council's recommendations. The Bill was enacted as the Shipping Registration Act 1981.