Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018

This Course is aimed at updating existing Procurement and Contracting staff and managers with comprehensive coverage of the new Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 due to take effect on or before 20 April 2019.  The course will examine procurements covered by the new Act, what it means for existing and new procurement activities, how to avoid mistakes in the contracting process and the international experience with similar legislation.  It will also cover the probity risk and investigations under the Act.



Pre-reading (approximately 1 to 2 hours) will include becoming familiar with the amendments to the CPRs commencing 1 January 2019.

This course is delivered over one day on a face-to-face basis.



  • Dates: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

  • Venue: University of Canberra

  • Registrations close: 18 January 2019

  • Cost: $450


  • Dates: Tuesday, 5 March 2019

  • Venue: University of Canberra

  • Registrations close: 1 February 2019

  • Cost: $450


  • Dates: Tuesday, 2 April 2019

  • Venue: University of Canberra

  • Registrations close: 1 March 2019

  • Cost: $450


This course is aimed at existing procurement and contracting staff and managers.  It will provide an awareness and understanding of the new Act and its effect on procurement.

The course includes discussion of the 2019 amendments to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.


Roger is the CEO of ACFEC and has extensive private and Government legal experience (both as a government solicitor and Principal with EnvLaw) of over 20 years in the following areas:

  • Administrative Law; 

  • Tribunal Appearances;

  • Advising Tribunal Members on Probity Issues;

  • Drafting Tribunal Procedures and Processes;

  • Providing Advice on Government Contracts;

  • Operational Advice Regarding Administrative Actions; and

  • Design and Delivery of Training in Applying Administrative Law to Government Decision Making to Government Agencies.


  • Judicial Review

  • Procedural Fairness and Delegations

  • Systems for Making Good Decisions

  • Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2019

    • Covered Procurement

    • Complaints and Injunctions

    • Suspension of Procurement

    • Public Interest Certificates

    • Probity Risk and the Act

    • Investigations under Section 19

    • Compensation

  • The International Experience: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust & Ors v Lancashire County Council


PSPETH004 Maintain and enhance confidence in public service