Just thinking about what Shane Rattenbury is trying to do here fills my soul with dread:
ACT Greens member for Molonglo, Shane Rattenbury, is seeking public comment on an exposure draft of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Amendment Bill which was presented to the ACT Legislative Assembly.
“The Bill is about legislating for greater accountability and ensuring Ministers and public officials are always held responsible for their decisions,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“Currently the ability to bring an action for judicial review is limited to ‘persons aggrieved’ by a decision. This Bill will introduce open standing and make all decisions subject to the ADJR Act open to judicial review by anyone, except where it would unreasonably infringe on a person’s private rights to deal with the matter, as recommended by the Australian Law Reform Commission.
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“All interested parties, including those with a special interest in judicial review, are encouraged to review the consultation paper and exposure draft and make a submission by Friday 29 March 2013.
Making it easier for nutters to drag things out, via judicial review no less, has the potential to be far worse than any decisions our Ministers could make.