Advanced Government Decision-Making

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


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

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 will 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 will 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

Dates: 6 March | 5 June | 11 September | 27 November

Time: 8.45am for 9.00am - 4.45pm

Clayton Utz Brisbane

Cost: Inc GST
$1,617 per person
$1,454 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,375 per person if in a group of three or more

Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected].


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What our clients say

Advanced Government Decision-Making workshop

I think this session will greatly improve my future decision-making which will in turn add value to my organisation.

I am a decision maker in the government and this course has helped me understand why we do all the admin we do. It was great for context to my role.

Really well structured course with useful explanation and discussion of key concepts. Very helpful tips for practice.

Eleanor is very engaging and skilfully applied her knowledge and experience to respond and expand on questions from the floor and the course content.

This workshop will aid my ability to make accurate decisions in critical circumstances.


Support when you need it 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.