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LAW8716 Government Accountability

Short Description: Government Accountability
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 090999 - Law not elsewhere classified
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


Government Accountability is available in the Master of Laws, Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) programs. It explores at an advanced level the evolution of key principles and frameworks in Australian administrative law, and the problematic and now fading `public/private divide'. It examines the drivers, structures and core operations of the bourgeoning `integrity sector' in Australia - which includes auditors-general, anti-corruption bodies, public sector commissioners, freedom of information commissioners and ombudsman offices. The course also focusses in on select contemporary pressure points in current law and policy, and the broader patterns and trajectories that these reflect. It is delivered in four extended seminars (two seminars in each of two weeks), and will involve supervised research tasks and assignments.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2020 Online
Date printed 12 February 2021