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Isbester v Knox City Council: Decisions affected by a conflict of interest will 'go to the dogs'

While the circumstances leading to the recent decision of Isbester v Knox City Council [2015] HCA 20 relate to a dog destruction order, the case has much broader implications for sound administrative decision making.   

In this recent High Court decision a strong warning was given to decision makers that they must avoid a conflict of interest caused by their decision making roles or risk voiding their decisions for apprehended bias.

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Date: June 17 2015

Publication: Insights

Author: Chris Wellington

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