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ICAC: Jurisdictional Facts? March 27, 2018

Knightsbridge North Lawyers Pty Limited v Independent Commission Against Corruption [2018] NSWSC 387
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – judicial review – Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) – decision to hold public inquiry – ICAC Act 1988 (NSW), s 31 – decision to investigate matters – ICAC Act 1988 (NSW), s 20 – no jurisdictional error – prerequisites for decision-making under ss 20 and 31 of the ICAC Act – whether matters proposed to be investigated must be serious and/or systemic corrupt conduct – relevant and irrelevant considerations – whether consideration of degree of seriousness of impugned conduct is mandatory – whether consideration of potential impact of decision upon pending civil proceedings is mandatory – whether decisions unreasonable – summons dismissed

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