Interrogating "Absolute discretion": are NZ's Parliament and Courts compromising the rule of law?

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dc.contributor.author Wilberg, Hanna en
dc.contributor.editor Groves, M en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-09T01:43:13Z en
dc.date.available 2017-10-20 en
dc.date.issued 2017-12 en
dc.identifier.issn 0067-205X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39719 en
dc.description.abstract It is elementary in administrative law that there is no such thing as unfettered discretion—yet, in a development that appears to have gone largely unnoticed, statutes increasingly confer ‘absolute discretion’ on public decision-makers. This article explores and evaluates these provisions and their judicial treatment in New Zealand. It surveys the range of contexts in which they are used and the various purposes or functions they appear to serve, and evaluates each against orthodoxy. It also surveys the judicial responses to such provisions, finding that these are mixed and too often muted. Of particular concern are the ‘absolute discretion’ provisions in the Immigration Act, and the lack of a consistently resolute judicial response to these. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Federal Law Review en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Interrogating "Absolute discretion": are NZ's Parliament and Courts compromising the rule of law? en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 541 en
pubs.volume 45 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 568 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 698997 en
pubs.org-id Law en
pubs.org-id Faculty Administration Law en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-10-23 en


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