Original reference received: 11 March 1966 

Substituted reference received: 6 September 1966


Report 16: Appeals in Administration (and outline [PDF, 93Kb]), December 1972

Tabled in parliament: 28 February 1973

Legislative action: Ombudsman Act 1974​; Administrative Decisions Tribunal Act 1997 

Judicial citation: Osmond v Public Service Board of New South Wales [1984] 3 NSWLR 447 at 465​

Terms of reference

To consider whether a right of appeal should be granted from decisions of administrative tribunals and officers, and whether, in this regard, it may be desirable to appoint an Ombudsman and in particular to deal with the following-

(a) the effect of any such proposals upon judicial review including the Prerogative Writs and Crown Privilege; and

(b) the form of any legislation which may be proposed for consideration by the Government.

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