This article examines the implications of automation for administrative law, with a focus on the question of whether an automated decision is a ‘decision’ for the purpose of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth). In doing so, the paper uses the recent decision of the Full Federal Court decision of Pintarich v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 79 as a case study to illustrate some of the broader issues posed by automation for administrative law doctrine. In examining the implications of automation, we argue that there must be a flexible, modern interpretation of existing administrative law principles or the development of innovative new principles to address these technological developments.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Administrative Law|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- Administrative Law
- Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act