Advanced Government Decision-Making


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points (excluding WA).

Government and Ministerial decision-making is becoming increasingly complex. Recent developments continue to highlight the complexity of administrative law principles and the liability issues relating to administrative decision-making.

This workshop examines the administrative processes that are essential in making good decisions and the key issues to be aware of.

Who should attend our Advanced Government Decision-Making workshop?

  • Senior government officers who make advanced decisions
  • Anyone who is involved in providing advice or briefing notes to Ministers or senior decision-makers.
What we'll cover
  • Establishing proper authority for the decision-making process
  • The fundamental steps to be followed in developing a lawful decision-making process
  • The identification, gathering and analysis of relevant evidence
  • The difficulties arising from the receipt of confidential or informant information
  • The proper handling of legal advice and inadvertent waiver of legal professional privilege
  • The obligations imposed by the rules of natural justice and the development of practical procedures to comply with these obligations
  • Legal issues in relation to briefing notes
  • Processes and drafting of statements of reasons
  • Avoiding liability issues including negligence, damages and misfeasance in public office
  • Recent legislative developments.
What you'll learn

This workshop will provide you and your department with the ability to make better decisions through:

  • An understanding of recent developments in administrative law
  • A highly regarded decision-making model which you can immediately apply back at work
  • Practical skills in preparing briefing notes and statements of reasons
  • Knowing how to identify and avoid potential risks and issues.
Event Details
31 May – FULL register for waitlist | 
5 September | 8 November 
8.45am for 9.00am - 4.45pm
$1,415 per person
$1,276 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,206 per person if in a group of three or more 
Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street 
Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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What our clients say about our Advanced Government Decision-Making workshop

"Content, workshop and presentation excellent. The topic had direct relevance to my work, Barry's flow is very easy to comprehend. Thoroughly worthwhile use of my time."

"Excellent training – targeted, relevant and with opportunities to work through specific examples. I learned a lot, and felt very comfortable with Barry at the helm!"

"Very interesting, highly relevant course delivered by an engaging and knowledgeable speaker."

"Excellent presentation. Clearly knowledgeable, in control and able to handle all interjections helpfully and engagingly."

"The topics of his course are directly relevant to our daily business. It has helped me to further understand why our processes are so important. Loved the tips & steps too."

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.