Administrative Law

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Administrative Law

Administrative law concerns the decisions and activities of administrative bodies. An administrative body may include the government (state or federal), ministers, departmental officials, tribunals, boards or commissions. Decisions or actions governed by administrative law are called administrative decisions . If you have been affected by an administrative decision administrative law may provide you with the option to appeal or object to the decision. 

There are several ways that administrative decision may be challenged. How a decision is challenged depends on the nature and seriousness of the decision and how it affects you. Some of the ways in which a decision can be challenged include:
- Sending the decision back to be reconsidered by the original body who made it;
- Taking the decision to state administrative law tribunal to be reviewed, such as the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal;
- Having the decision reviewed by the Courts; or
- Reporting the decision to the relevant ombudsman. 

There are a number of review boards, tribunals and courts that may be able to review an administrative decision. A lawyer can help you decide on the best course of action.

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