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Is the decision-maker required to give reasons for its decision?

Public authorities may be required to give reasons for their decisions. The requirements may be set by legislation, or may be inferred by the Court where reasons are required in the interests of fairness.

There is no uniform rule as to how detailed the reasons must be. However, the reasons given must be intelligible and adequate in all cases, and must be sufficient to allow the parties to understand in broad terms why the decision was made.

The Court may quash a decision that it considers to be unfair as a result of a failure to give reasons.

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