Professor Margaret Allars

C13 - Law School
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Margaret Allars is a professor in the Faculty of Law. She is the author of Introduction to Australian Administrative Law (Butterworths, Sydney, 1990), Administrative Law: Cases and Commentary (Butterworths, Sydney, 1997) and many articles and book chapters, the Administrative Law Title in Halsbury's Laws of Australia.

In 1993 she was appointed by the federal government in Australia to chair the Inquiry into the Use of Pituitary Derived Hormones in Australia and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, which reported in 1994. During 1995-96 she was chair of the National Pituitary Hormones Advisory Council and during 1997 she was Acting Head of the Department of Law. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a member of the Rules Committee of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal in New South Wales.

She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and the postgraduate course Government Regulation, Health Policy and Ethics in the Master of Health Law degree. She is coordinator of the Master of Administrative Law and Policy degree which commenced in the Faculty of Law in 1996.

Research interests

  • Administrative Law
  • Legal Theory
  • Health Law
  • Constitutional Law

Selected grants

2001

  • Constitutional interpretation and Australian nationhood; Allars M; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Allars, M. (2014). Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information: Evolving Privacy Regulation in Europe and Australia. In Dieter Dorr, Russell L. Weaver (Eds.), Perspectives on Privacy: Increasing Regulation in the USA, Canada, Australia and European Countries, (pp. 106-125). Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
  • Allars, M. (2004). Proportionality, Tradition and Constitutional Framework: Borrowing Foreign Legal Notions in Australian Public Law. In Guenther Doeker-Mach & Klaus A. Ziegert (Eds.), Law and Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective, (pp. 286-312). Stuttgart, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag.
  • Allars, M. (2003). Procedural, strategic, and legal constraints upon a non-statutory inquiry: A case study. In Allan Manson, David Mullan (Eds.), Commissions of Inquiry: Praise or Reappraise?, (pp. 407-440). Canada: Irwin Law.
  • Allars, M. (2002). Migration, Citizenship and the Right to Work: Recognition of Overseas Medical Qualifications. In Mary Crock and Kerry Lyon (Eds.), Nation Skilling: Migration, Labour and the Law in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, (pp. 154-172). Sydney Australia: Desert Pea Press.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal Courts, Federal Tribunals: Pluralism and Democratic Values. In B. Opeskin, F. Wheeler (Eds.), The Australian Federal Justice System. Australia: Melbourne University Press.

Journals

  • Allars, M. (2013). Disqualification for Bias and International Tribunals: Room for a Common Test? Missouri Law Review, 78(1), 379-411.
  • Allars, M. (2013). The Nature of Merits Review: A Bold Vision Realised in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Federal Law Review, 41(2), 197-226.
  • Allars, M. (2008). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 267 para 7371-7372, 10-12.
  • Allars, M. (2008). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 267 paras 7380-7383, 17-19.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 265 paras 7324-7326, 6-8.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 259 para 7228, 6.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 262 para 7272, 6.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 263 para 7279, 8-9.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 260 para 7251, 11-12.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 261 paras 7259-7262, 11-12.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Freedom of Information. Australian Administrative Law, 256 para 7184, 8.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 260 paras 7244-7250, 6-11.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 262 paras 7274-7279, 7-10.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 256 paras 7186-7192, 8-14.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 259 paras 7233-7236, 9-11.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 254 paras 7152-7161, 10-15.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 258 paras 7219-7220, 10.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 261 paras 7266-7269, 15-17.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 263 para 7301, 17-18.
  • Allars, M. (2007). To breed or to exhibit?: The Asian Elephants case and reasons for regulatory failure. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 24(5), 329-345.
  • Allars, M. (2005). Public administration in private hands. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 12(2), 126-147.
  • Allars, M. (2005). State Judicial Review (2005) 231 AALB 14-19 State Judicial Review (2005) 237 AALB Federal Judicial Review (2005) 241 AALB 5-7 State Judicial Review (2005) 241 AALB 8-11. Australian Administrative Law.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 209, 5-16.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 216, 11-13.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 210, 12-19.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 212, 12-17.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 211, 14-17.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 215, 14-15.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 213, 15-20.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 217, 20-23.
  • Allars, M. (2001). Citizenship Rights, Review Rights and Contractualism. Law in Context, 18, 79-111.
  • Allars, M. (2001). Citizenship Theory and the Public Confidence Rationale for the Bias Rule. Law in Context, 18, 12-49.
  • Allars, M. (2001). Perfected Judgments and Inherently Angelical Administrative Decisions: The powers of courts and administrators to reopen or reconsider their decisions. Australian Bar Review, 21, 50-74.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 173, 5-13.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 174, 5-20.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 176, 5-17.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 178, 5-28.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 179, 5-16.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 180, 5-15.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 182, 5-12.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 171, 6-24.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 175, 6-17.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 181, 7-13.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 172, 12-20.
  • Allars, M. (2000). The Rights Of Citizens And The Limits Of Administrative Discretion: The Contribution Of Sir Anthony Mason To Administrative Law. Federal Law Review, 28(2), 187-211.
  • Allars, M. (1999). Procedural Fairness: Disqualification Required by the Bias Rule. The Judicial Review: selected papers, 4(3), 269-298.

Conferences

  • Allars, M. (2013). Therapeutic Goods: What are the Standards? Scientific Meeting of The Medico-Legal Society of New South Wales Inc. 2013, Australia: Medico-Legal Society of New South Wales.
  • Allars, M. (2009). A Bold Vision Realised: The Merits Review Function of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Joint Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Law Council of Australia Seminar on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2009). Administrative Law Perspective: A Comparison of Federal and State Judicial Review. Climate Litigation Round Table, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2009). Freedom of Information Workshop. Thomson Reuters 18th Annual Medico Legal Congress, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2009). Permissible Appeals and Impermissible Slides: The Concept of Merits Review in New South Wales. New South Wales Young Lawyers CLE Seminar Series, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2009). The Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Procedural Fairness. Meeting of the Chief Legal Office, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2008). Good Decision-Making, Governance and Institutional Context. Government Business Conference, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Administrative Law. Beyond Environmental Law: Intersections Between Legal Disciplines and the Environment, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Reasons for Decisions. Fourth Annual Conference of the Council of Australasian Tribunals NSW Inc (COAT 2007): The Quality of Administrative Justice, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2007). To Breed or to Exhibit?: The Asian Elephants Case and Reasons for Regulatory Failure. Beyond Environmental Law: Intersections Between Legal Disciplines and the Environment, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Citizenship rights, review rights and contractualism. Contractualism, Citizenship & Human Services Conference (2000), Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Latest developments in administrative law for investigative tribunals. Third National Investigation Symposium (2000), Sydney, Australia: Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
  • Allars, M. (2000). Migration, citizenship, right to work: recognition of overseas qualifications. Nation Skilling - Migration, Labour and the Law: An International Symposium (2000), Sydney, Australia: Law Council of Australia.

Report

  • Crock, M., Saul, B., Ruddock, P., Yale-Loehr, S., Hoashi-Erhardt, C., Martin, S., Lowell, B., Martin, P., Hugo, G., McCallum, R., Vann, R., Allars, M., et al (2002). NationSkilling: Migration, Labour and the Law.
  • Allars, M., Carney, T., Magnusson, R., McMahon, K., Opeskin, B. (1998). Reform of Public Health in New South Wales.

2014

  • Allars, M. (2014). Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Information: Evolving Privacy Regulation in Europe and Australia. In Dieter Dorr, Russell L. Weaver (Eds.), Perspectives on Privacy: Increasing Regulation in the USA, Canada, Australia and European Countries, (pp. 106-125). Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.

2013

  • Allars, M. (2013). Disqualification for Bias and International Tribunals: Room for a Common Test? Missouri Law Review, 78(1), 379-411.
  • Allars, M. (2013). The Nature of Merits Review: A Bold Vision Realised in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Federal Law Review, 41(2), 197-226.
  • Allars, M. (2013). Therapeutic Goods: What are the Standards? Scientific Meeting of The Medico-Legal Society of New South Wales Inc. 2013, Australia: Medico-Legal Society of New South Wales.

2009

  • Allars, M. (2009). A Bold Vision Realised: The Merits Review Function of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Joint Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Law Council of Australia Seminar on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2009). Administrative Law Perspective: A Comparison of Federal and State Judicial Review. Climate Litigation Round Table, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2009). Freedom of Information Workshop. Thomson Reuters 18th Annual Medico Legal Congress, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2009). Permissible Appeals and Impermissible Slides: The Concept of Merits Review in New South Wales. New South Wales Young Lawyers CLE Seminar Series, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2009). The Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Procedural Fairness. Meeting of the Chief Legal Office, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2008

  • Allars, M. (2008). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 267 para 7371-7372, 10-12.
  • Allars, M. (2008). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 267 paras 7380-7383, 17-19.
  • Allars, M. (2008). Good Decision-Making, Governance and Institutional Context. Government Business Conference, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2007

  • Allars, M. (2007). Administrative Law. Beyond Environmental Law: Intersections Between Legal Disciplines and the Environment, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 265 paras 7324-7326, 6-8.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 259 para 7228, 6.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 262 para 7272, 6.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 263 para 7279, 8-9.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 260 para 7251, 11-12.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Federal Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 261 paras 7259-7262, 11-12.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Freedom of Information. Australian Administrative Law, 256 para 7184, 8.
  • Allars, M. (2007). Reasons for Decisions. Fourth Annual Conference of the Council of Australasian Tribunals NSW Inc (COAT 2007): The Quality of Administrative Justice, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 260 paras 7244-7250, 6-11.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 262 paras 7274-7279, 7-10.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 256 paras 7186-7192, 8-14.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 259 paras 7233-7236, 9-11.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 254 paras 7152-7161, 10-15.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 258 paras 7219-7220, 10.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 261 paras 7266-7269, 15-17.
  • Allars, M. (2007). State Judicial Review. Australian Administrative Law, 263 para 7301, 17-18.
  • Allars, M. (2007). To breed or to exhibit?: The Asian Elephants case and reasons for regulatory failure. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 24(5), 329-345.
  • Allars, M. (2007). To Breed or to Exhibit?: The Asian Elephants Case and Reasons for Regulatory Failure. Beyond Environmental Law: Intersections Between Legal Disciplines and the Environment, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2005

  • Allars, M. (2005). Public administration in private hands. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 12(2), 126-147.
  • Allars, M. (2005). State Judicial Review (2005) 231 AALB 14-19 State Judicial Review (2005) 237 AALB Federal Judicial Review (2005) 241 AALB 5-7 State Judicial Review (2005) 241 AALB 8-11. Australian Administrative Law.

2004

  • Allars, M. (2004). Proportionality, Tradition and Constitutional Framework: Borrowing Foreign Legal Notions in Australian Public Law. In Guenther Doeker-Mach & Klaus A. Ziegert (Eds.), Law and Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective, (pp. 286-312). Stuttgart, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag.

2003

  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 209, 5-16.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 216, 11-13.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 210, 12-19.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 212, 12-17.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 211, 14-17.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 215, 14-15.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 213, 15-20.
  • Allars, M. (2003). 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review'. Australian Administrative Law, 217, 20-23.
  • Allars, M. (2003). Procedural, strategic, and legal constraints upon a non-statutory inquiry: A case study. In Allan Manson, David Mullan (Eds.), Commissions of Inquiry: Praise or Reappraise?, (pp. 407-440). Canada: Irwin Law.

2002

  • Allars, M. (2002). Migration, Citizenship and the Right to Work: Recognition of Overseas Medical Qualifications. In Mary Crock and Kerry Lyon (Eds.), Nation Skilling: Migration, Labour and the Law in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, (pp. 154-172). Sydney Australia: Desert Pea Press.
  • Crock, M., Saul, B., Ruddock, P., Yale-Loehr, S., Hoashi-Erhardt, C., Martin, S., Lowell, B., Martin, P., Hugo, G., McCallum, R., Vann, R., Allars, M., et al (2002). NationSkilling: Migration, Labour and the Law.

2001

  • Allars, M. (2001). Citizenship Rights, Review Rights and Contractualism. Law in Context, 18, 79-111.
  • Allars, M. (2001). Citizenship Theory and the Public Confidence Rationale for the Bias Rule. Law in Context, 18, 12-49.
  • Allars, M. (2001). Perfected Judgments and Inherently Angelical Administrative Decisions: The powers of courts and administrators to reopen or reconsider their decisions. Australian Bar Review, 21, 50-74.

2000

  • Allars, M. (2000). Citizenship rights, review rights and contractualism. Contractualism, Citizenship & Human Services Conference (2000), Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal Courts, Federal Tribunals: Pluralism and Democratic Values. In B. Opeskin, F. Wheeler (Eds.), The Australian Federal Justice System. Australia: Melbourne University Press.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 173, 5-13.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 174, 5-20.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 176, 5-17.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 178, 5-28.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 179, 5-16.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 180, 5-15.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 182, 5-12.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 171, 6-24.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 175, 6-17.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 181, 7-13.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Federal judicial review, migration, state judicial review. Australian Administrative Law, 172, 12-20.
  • Allars, M. (2000). Latest developments in administrative law for investigative tribunals. Third National Investigation Symposium (2000), Sydney, Australia: Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
  • Allars, M. (2000). Migration, citizenship, right to work: recognition of overseas qualifications. Nation Skilling - Migration, Labour and the Law: An International Symposium (2000), Sydney, Australia: Law Council of Australia.
  • Allars, M. (2000). The Rights Of Citizens And The Limits Of Administrative Discretion: The Contribution Of Sir Anthony Mason To Administrative Law. Federal Law Review, 28(2), 187-211.

1999

  • Allars, M. (1999). Procedural Fairness: Disqualification Required by the Bias Rule. The Judicial Review: selected papers, 4(3), 269-298.

1998

  • Allars, M., Carney, T., Magnusson, R., McMahon, K., Opeskin, B. (1998). Reform of Public Health in New South Wales.

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