Dr Andrew Edgar

BA LLB (Macquarie) PhD (Sydney)
Associate Dean (Postgraduate Research)
Senior Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0471
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

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Biographical details

Andrew Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law. He specialises in administrative law. Andrew’s research focuses on review of public interest decisions by courts and tribunals. Much of his recent research examines public participation in administrative and judicial decision-making processes. He has a particular interest in review of environmental decisions.

Research interests

  • Administrative law
  • Environmental planning law

Teaching and supervision

  • Administrative law
  • Public Law
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental planning law

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Edgar, A. (2014). Standing for Environmental Groups: Protecting Public and Private Interests. In M Groves (Eds.), Modern Administrative Law in Australia: Concepts and Context, (pp. 140-162). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

Journals

  • Edgar, A. (2014). Procedural Fairness for Decisions Affecting the Public Generally: a Radical Step Towards Public Consultation? (Forthcoming). University of Tasmania Law Review.
  • Edgar, A. (2013). Between rules and discretion: Legislative principles and the "relevant considerations" ground of review. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 20(3), 132-148.
  • Edgar, A. (2013). Institutions and Sustainability: Merits Review Tribunals and the Precautionary Principle. Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, 16(1), 61-81.
  • Edgar, A. (2013). Judicial review of public consultation processes: A safeguard against tokenism? Public Law Review, 24(3), 209-224.
  • Edgar, A. (2013). Public and Private Interests in Australian Administrative Law. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 36(1), 202-223.
  • Edgar, A. (2011). Book Review: Environmental Decision-Making: Exploring Complexity and Context, R Harding, C Hendricks & M Faruqi (eds), (Federation Press: Sydney, 2009). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 13(2), 269-271.
  • Edgar, A. (2011). Book Review: Mills, Mines and other Controversies: The Environmental Assessment of Major Projects, T Bonyhady & A Macintosh (eds), (Federation Press: Sydney, 2010). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 13(2), 273-274.
  • Edgar, A. (2011). Decision-makers, Expert Witnesses and Advocates: The Roles of Planners in Merits Appeals. Urban Policy and Research, 29(3), 293-307. [More Information]
  • Edgar, A. (2011). Extending Standing - Enhanced Accountability? Judicial Review of Commonwealth Enviornmental Decisions. Federal Law Review, 39(3), 435-462.
  • Edgar, A. (2010). Participation and Responsiveness in Merits Review of Polycentric Decisions: A Comparison of Development Assessment Appeals. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 27(1), 36-52.
  • Edgar, A. (2009). Tribunals and Administrative Policies: Does the High or Low Policy Distinction Help? Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 16(3), 143-156.
  • Edgar, A. (2008). Book Review: Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development: European Practice and Experience, George C and Kirkpatrick C (eds) (Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK, 2007). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 11 (3&4).
  • Edgar, A. (2006). Dispensing with Development Standards by the Land and Environment Court. Local Government Law Journal, 12(2), 112-128.
  • Edgar, A. (2006). Policy, Morality and the Land and Environment Court. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 14(1), 38-54.
  • Edgar, A. (2002). Standard Deviation? The Problematic Pre-condition to SEPP1. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 9(3), 226-239.
  • Edgar, A. (2001). Contested Regulatory Authority in Canadian Fishery. Australian Environmental Law News, 3, 35.

2014

  • Edgar, A. (2014). Procedural Fairness for Decisions Affecting the Public Generally: a Radical Step Towards Public Consultation? (Forthcoming). University of Tasmania Law Review.
  • Edgar, A. (2014). Standing for Environmental Groups: Protecting Public and Private Interests. In M Groves (Eds.), Modern Administrative Law in Australia: Concepts and Context, (pp. 140-162). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

2013

  • Edgar, A. (2013). Between rules and discretion: Legislative principles and the "relevant considerations" ground of review. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 20(3), 132-148.
  • Edgar, A. (2013). Institutions and Sustainability: Merits Review Tribunals and the Precautionary Principle. Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, 16(1), 61-81.
  • Edgar, A. (2013). Judicial review of public consultation processes: A safeguard against tokenism? Public Law Review, 24(3), 209-224.
  • Edgar, A. (2013). Public and Private Interests in Australian Administrative Law. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 36(1), 202-223.

2011

  • Edgar, A. (2011). Book Review: Environmental Decision-Making: Exploring Complexity and Context, R Harding, C Hendricks & M Faruqi (eds), (Federation Press: Sydney, 2009). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 13(2), 269-271.
  • Edgar, A. (2011). Book Review: Mills, Mines and other Controversies: The Environmental Assessment of Major Projects, T Bonyhady & A Macintosh (eds), (Federation Press: Sydney, 2010). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 13(2), 273-274.
  • Edgar, A. (2011). Decision-makers, Expert Witnesses and Advocates: The Roles of Planners in Merits Appeals. Urban Policy and Research, 29(3), 293-307. [More Information]
  • Edgar, A. (2011). Extending Standing - Enhanced Accountability? Judicial Review of Commonwealth Enviornmental Decisions. Federal Law Review, 39(3), 435-462.

2010

  • Edgar, A. (2010). Participation and Responsiveness in Merits Review of Polycentric Decisions: A Comparison of Development Assessment Appeals. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 27(1), 36-52.

2009

  • Edgar, A. (2009). Tribunals and Administrative Policies: Does the High or Low Policy Distinction Help? Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 16(3), 143-156.

2008

  • Edgar, A. (2008). Book Review: Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development: European Practice and Experience, George C and Kirkpatrick C (eds) (Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK, 2007). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 11 (3&4).

2006

  • Edgar, A. (2006). Dispensing with Development Standards by the Land and Environment Court. Local Government Law Journal, 12(2), 112-128.
  • Edgar, A. (2006). Policy, Morality and the Land and Environment Court. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 14(1), 38-54.

2002

  • Edgar, A. (2002). Standard Deviation? The Problematic Pre-condition to SEPP1. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 9(3), 226-239.

2001

  • Edgar, A. (2001). Contested Regulatory Authority in Canadian Fishery. Australian Environmental Law News, 3, 35.

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