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Wednesday, 27 October 1971
Page: 2649

Mr Enderby asked the Minister represent ing the AttorneyGeneral, upon notice:

(1)   Is it a fact that there is great need for the reform of the administrative law.

(2)   Is it also a fact that the AttorneyGeneral commissioned a committee consisting of Mr Justice Kerr, Mr Justice Mason, the Solicitor General (Mr Ellicott) and Professor Whitmore of the Australian National University, known as the Commonwealth Administrative Law Review Committee, to report on administrative law reforms.

(3)   If so, when was the report completed and forwarded to the AttorneyGeneral.

(4)   Will the AttorneyGeneral table the report, publish it or otherwise make it available for inspection.

Mr H N Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The Attorney-General has supplied the following answer to the honourable member's question: (1H4) An Administrative Review Committee was set up by the then Attorney-General, Mr Nigel Bowen, Q.C., on 29th October 1968 to consider matters relating to the review of administrative decisions, and to report its conclusions to the Government. The Committee, constituted as mentioned in the question, sent me its Report on 25th August 1971. The Report was tabled on 14th October 1971.

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