Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977


9(1)   [No jurisdiction to review]  

Notwithstanding anything contained in any Act other than this Act, a court of a State does not have jurisdiction to review:

(a) a decision to which this section applies that is made after the commencement of this Act;

(b) conduct that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, engaged in for the purpose of making a decision to which this section applies;

(c) a failure to make a decision to which this section applies; or

(d) any other decision given, or any order made, by an officer of the Commonwealth or any other conduct that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, engaged in by an officer of the Commonwealth, including a decision, order or conduct given, made or engaged in, as the case may be, in the exercise of judicial power.


This subsection has effect subject to the Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987 and to subsection 1337B(3) of the Corporations Act 2001 .

9(2)   [Interpretation]  

In this section:

"decision to which this section applies"

(a) a decision that is a decision to which this Act applies; or

(b) a decision of an administrative character that is included in any of the classes of decisions set out in Schedule 1 ;

"officer of the Commonwealth"
(Repealed by No 57 of 2000)

means review by way of:

(a) the grant of an injunction;

(b) the grant of a prerogative or statutory writ (other than a writ of habeas corpus ) or the making of any order of the same nature or having the same effect as, or of a similar nature or having a similar effect to, any such writ; or

(c) the making of a declaratory order.


(Repealed by No 57 of 2000)

9(4)   [Section not to affect]  

This section does not affect:

(a) (Repealed by No 44 of 1996)

(b) the jurisdiction conferred on the Supreme Court of a State by section 32A of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 ; or

(c) the jurisdiction of a court of a State in respect of any matter that is pending before it at the commencement of this Act.


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