Australian Institute of Administrative Law

Seminar on the Government Procurement Judicial Review Bill in Canberra

17 Apr

Late afternoon seminar

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 

Speaker: Dr Nick Seddon
Counsel, Ashurst and Honorary Professor, ANU College of Law

Commentator: Mr Athol Opas
Barrister, Blackburn Chambers

In Hughes Aircraft Systems International v Airservices Australia, the conduct of a public procurement by tender was successfully challenged. It seemed that a new and important area of procurement law was opened up. As it turned out, the grounds for successful challenge have more or less disappeared.

In this seminar Dr Nick Seddon will explore the central provisions of the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017, and address among other things, whether, and how the weakness of tender challenge law has been addressed by the Bill. Dr Seddon is a leading authority in contract law, specialising in government contracts, and is the author of the leading text, Government Contracts: Federal, State and Local, and co-author of Cheshire & Fifoot Law of Contract.

Mr Athol Opas, a barrister at Blackburn Chambers with a special interest in the intersection of public and commercial law, will provide further insights and commentary on the Bill.

Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Time: 5.30pm

Clayton Utz, Level 10, 2 Phillip Law Street, Canberra

The seminar is open to all members of the AIAL and to any interested members of the public. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. The seminar attracts 1 unit in the ACT mandatory continuing professional development scheme for lawyers.

Please send RSVPs to the email address below by 12pm on 13 April 2018

Inquiries can be directed to the AIAL Secretariat on 02 6290 1505 or at  

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