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Government contracts : federal, state, and local

Author: Nicholas Seddon
Publisher: Annandale, NSW : Federation Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Australia's definitive legal text on all levels of government contracting that explains the law in a manner that is accessible to government contract managers and their private sector counterparts doing business with government and the book has been referred to as an authoritative text in state, federal and high court judgements.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Seddon
ISBN: 1862875316 9781862875319
OCLC Number: 57894537
Description: xxxi, 399 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Uses of Contract by Governments The application of contract law to government contracts/ Adaptation of contract doctrines/ The imposition of high standards on government commercial activities/ Some practical issues of government contracting/ The government's use of contract/ The erosion of remedies and accountability/ The future The Government's Power to Contract The Commonwealth/ The sources of power/ The States and Territories/ Statutory corporations and local government/ The consequences of lack of power Contract Formation Intention to create legal relations/ Statutory agreements/ The legal status of statutory agreements/ The legal effect of statutory agreements / Authority to contract on behalf of government/ Who can bind the government?/ Non-observance of procedures/ Authority to contract and statutory corporations/ Failure to appropriate funds Crown Privileges and Immunities The government as a legal entity/ The different meanings of "the Crown"/ Statutory bodies and the shield of the Crown/ Private bodies and the shield of the Crown/ Crown privileges and immunities/ Immunity from suit/ Immunity from statute/ Immunity from coercive orders/ Immunity from execution/ The priority of Crown debts/ Assignment of choses in action Executive Necessity, the Rule Against Fettering and Legislative Overriding of Contract Contract and future government action/ The doctrine of executive necessity/Termination for convenience clause/ The primacy of legislation/ The rule against fettering future executive action/ The rule against fettering future legislative action/ Legislative overriding of an existing contract/ The effect on the contract/ Government effectiveness and estoppel The Government and the Trade Practices and Fair Trading Legislation The trade practices and fair trading scheme/ The legislation and the Crown/ The Trade Practices Act/ The Fair Trading Acts/ The Competition Policy Reform Acts/ Carrying on a business/ The consequences of exemption/ The effect of exemption on the party dealing with, or contracted to, the Crown/ The position of statutory corporations/ Misleading or deceptive conduct/ Unconscionable conduct/ Anti-competitive conduct Tenders Introduction/ Contractual analysis of tenders/ The pre-award period/ The two contract analysis/ The implications of the two-contract analysis/ North American experience in tender challenge cases/ Estoppel/ Misleading or negligent conduct/ Negligence/ Trade Practices Act s 52/ Confidentiality/ Restitution/ Administrative law challenges/ Access to information Administrative Law Remedies Introduction/ The availability of administrative law remedies/ The Commonwealth/ The States and Territories/ Review of non-statutory exercise of power / The grounds for review/ Procedural fairness, improper motive and legitimate expectations/ Failure to observe legislation/ The Ombudsman/ The Commonwealth Ombudsman/ State and Territory Ombudsman/ Access to information Table of Cases/ Table of Legislation/ Index
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Useful for government contract managers and their private sector counterparts, doing business with government, this is a legal text that explains the Australian government's contracting laws.  Read more...

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Seddon's treatment of the case law is comprehensive without being stifling ... a good and stimulating book. - Law Institute Journal (Vic)

 
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