About Professor Margaret Allars

Margaret's areas of research are Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, Citizenship, Public Health Law, Nationhood.

Profressor Allars 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.

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Selected publications

Books and Reports
  • Allars, M, A Review of Information on Scientific Matters Concerning the Australian Pituitary Hormone Program, A Report to Dr Michael Wooldridge, Minister for Health and Family Services, University of Sydney: Sydney (1998).
  • Allars, M, Reform of Public Health in NSW, University of Sydney: Sydney (1998).
  • Allars, M, Administrative Law: Cases and Commentary, Butterworths: Sydney (1997).
Book Chapters
  • Allars, M, “Proportionality, Tradition and Constitutional Framework: Borrowing Foreign Legal Notions in Australian Public Law”, in G Doeker-Mach & K A Ziegert (eds) Law and Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective Franz Steiner Verlag: Stuttgart (2003), 286-312.
  • Allars, M, "Procedural, Strategic, and Legal Constraints upon a Non-Statutory Inquiry: A case study" in A Manson & D Mullan (eds), Commissions of Inquiry: Praise or Reappraise?, Irwin Law Inc: Toronto (2003), 407-440.
  • Allars, M, "Migration, Citizenship and the Right to Work: Recognition of overseas medical qualifications in Australia" in M Crock & K Lyon (eds), Nationskilling: Migration, Labour and the Law, Desert Pea Press: Sydney (2002), 154-172.
  • Allars, M, "Federal Courts, Federal Tribunals: Pluralism and democratic values" in B Opeskin & F Wheeler (eds), The Australian Federal Justice System, Melbourne University Press: Melbourne (2000), 191-224.
  • Allars, M, "Human Rights, UKASES Merits Review Tribunals: The impact of Teoh’s Case in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in Australia" in M Harris & M Paddington (eds), Administrative Justice in the 21st Century, Hart Publishing: Oxford (1999), 337-375.
  • Allars, M, "The Commercialisation of Administrative Law" in S Kneebone (ed), Administrative Law and the Rule of Law: Still part of the same package? Australian Institute of Administrative Law Inc: Canberra (1999), 146-168.
  • Allars, M, "The Distinction between ‘Clinical Practice’ and ‘Research’: The case of pituitary derived hormones and Creutz-Jakob disease" in D Weisstub (ed), Research on Human Subjects, Pergamon: Netherlands (1998), 111-136.
  • Allars, M, "Protection of Personal Information – Private rights perspective" in Public Health Law in Australia: New perspectives, Australian Institute of Health Law and Ethics: Canberra (1998), 169-186.
  • Allars, M, "Health Emergencies" in T Carney, M Allars, R Magnusson, K McMahon & B Opeskin (eds), Reform of Public Health Law in NSW, University of Sydney: Sydney (1998), 136-150.
  • Allars, M, "Delegated Legislation" in T Carney, M Allars, R Magnusson, K McMahon & B Opeskin (eds), Reform of Public Health Law in NSW, University of Sydney: Sydney (1998), 66-88.
  • Allars, M, "International Law and Administrative Discretion" in B Opeskin & D Rothwell (eds), International Law and Australian Federalism, Melbourne University Press: Melbourne (1997), 232-279.
Journal Articles
  • Allars, M, 'Public Administration in Private Hands' (2005) 12 The Australian Journal of Administrative Law 126-147.
  • Allars, M, ‘Citizenship Theory and the Public Confidence Rationale for the Bias Rule’ (2001) 18(1) Law in Context 12-49.
  • Allars, M, ‘Citizenship Rights, Review Rights and Contractualism’ (2001) 18(2) Law in Context 79-111.
  • Allars, M, ‘Perfected Judgements and Inherently Angelical Administrative Decisions: The powers of courts and administrators to reopen or reconsider their decisions’ (2001) 21 Australian Bar Review 50-74.
  • Allars, M, ‘Federal Judicial Review, Migration, State Judicial Review’ (2000) 171 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 6-24; and 172:12-20; 173:5-13; 174:5-20; 175:6-17; 176:5-17; 178:5-28; 179:5-16; 180:5-15; 181:7-13; 182:5-12.
  • Allars, M, ‘The rights of citizens and administrative discretion’ (2000) 28 Federal Law Review 187-211.
  • Allars, M, ‘Procedural fairness: Disqualification required by the bias rule’ (2000) 4(3) The Judicial Review 269-298.
  • Allars, M, ‘Recent Developments, Federal Judicial Review Decisions and State Judicial Review Decisions’ (1999) 160 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 5-22.
  • Allars, M, ‘Federal Judicial Review Decisions and State Judicial Review Decisions’ (1999) 161 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 5-9; and 162:4-9; 163:5-13; 164:5-8, 21-24; 169:9-14.
  • Allars, M, ‘Federal Judicial Review Decisions, Migration and State Judicial Review Decisions’ (1999) 165 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 5-10, 18-22; and 166:5-13, 8-22; 167:5-11, 9-15; 168:5-7, 15-24; 170:10-20.
  • Allars, M, ‘General Administrative Law Decisions and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 Decisions’ (1998) 147 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 8-12; and 149:18-25; 150:8-18; 151:7-15; 152:8-13; 154:7-13; 155:5-9; 156:5-12.
  • Allars, M, ‘Federal Judicial Review’ (1998) 147 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 4-8.
  • Allars, M, ‘Federal Judicial Review, State Judicial Review and Migration Decisions’ (1998) 158 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 5-8.
  • Allars, M, ‘General Administrative Law Decisions’ (1998) 148 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 7-13; and 153:7-13.
  • Allars, M, ‘General Administrative Law Decisions, Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977’ (1997) 138 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin, 17-26; and 139:7-12; 140:14-20; 141:24-30; 142:7-13; 143:6-14; 144:7-14; 145:7-17; 146:7-12.
  • Allars, M, ‘General Administrative Law Decisions’ (1997) 36 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 19-21.
  • Allars, M, ‘Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977’ (1997) 135 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 23-30; and 137:7-8.
Conference Papers
  • Allars, M, ‘Citizenship Rights, Review Rights and Contractualism’ presented at the Contractualism, Citizenship & Human Services Conference – University of Sydney (7-8 October, 2000).
  • Allars, M, ‘Migration, Citizenship, Right to Work: Recognition of Overseas Qualifications’ presented at the Nation Skilling: Migration, Labour Law Conference - Sydney (2000).
  • Allars, M, ‘Latest Developments in Administrative Law for Investigative Tribunals’ presented at the Third National Investigation Symposium - Sydney (2000).
  • Allars, M, ‘Should Private Entities be Subject to Administrative Law?: A Comment With Reference to the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games’ presented at Australian Institute of Administrative Law - Sydney (1999).
  • Allars, M, ‘The Rights of Citizens and the Limits of Administrative Discretion’ presented at Administrative law in a Federal system: A seminar in honour of Sir Anthony Mason. Australian National University - Canberra (1999).
  • Allars, M, ‘A Critique of Criteria and Cases: Parliamentary Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation’ presented at the Seventh Australasian and Pacific Conference on Delegated Legislation; Fourth Australasian and Pacific Conference on the scrutiny of bills Sydney (1999)
  • Allars, M, ‘A comment in the report by the Public Management Service of the OECD on Regulatory Impact’ presented at the Seventh Australasian and Pacific Conference on Delegated Legislation; Fourth Australasian and Pacific Conference on the scrutiny of bills, Sydney (1999).
  • Allars, M, ‘Procedural Fairness: Disqualification Required by the Bias Rule’ presented at the Annual Conference of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, Terrigal (1999).
  • Allars, M, ‘Procedural, Strategic, and Legal Constraints upon a Non-Statutory Inquiry: A Case Study’ presented at ‘Commission of Inquiry: Praise or Re-Appraise?’ Conference – Queens University, (1999)
Case Notes & Comments
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' (2005) 241 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 14-19.
  • Allars, M, 'State Judicial Review' (2005) 237 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 14-19.
  • Allars, M, 'State Judicial Review' (2005) 231 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 14-19.
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review' (2003) 217 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 20-23.
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review' (2003) 216 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 11-13.
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review' (2003) 215 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 14-15.
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review' (2003) 214 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 10-13.
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review' (2003) 213 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 15-20.
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review' (2003) 212 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 12-17.
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review' (2003) 211 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 14-17.
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review' (2003) 210 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 12-19.
  • Allars, M, 'Federal Judicial Review' and 'State Judicial Review' (2003) 209 The Australian Administrative Law Bulletin 5-16.