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The Administrative and Constitutional Law and Human Rights National Practice Area (NPA) comprises:

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Latest Judgments


  • 17 Feb 2017: NAPF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCA 117
    MIGRATION - application for an extension of time and leave to appeal from a decision of the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia (FMCA) - whether FCMA erred in dismissing application for judicial review of a decision of the then Refugee Review Tribunal - whether extension of time and leave to appeal is warranted in circumstances where the…
    Judge: Griffiths J
  • 17 Feb 2017: ALE16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCA 115
    MIGRATION - application for an extension of time and leave to appeal from a decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCCA) - whether FCCA erred in dismissing application for judicial review of a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) - whether applicant was given a reasonable opportunity to present his case before the…
    Judge: Griffiths J
  • 17 Feb 2017: CLA15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCA 116
    MIGRATION - application for an extension of time to appeal from a decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCCA) - whether FCCA erred in dismissing application for judicial review of a decision of the then Refugee Review Tribunal - whether extension of time should be granted. Held: application dismissed with costs.
    Judge: Griffiths J

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Forms & Rules


The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings are:

Administrative Law:

  • An application for judicial review under ss 39B(1) and (1A) the Judiciary Act:

Forms:

  • Form 69 – Originating application for relief under Section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903

Rules:

  • An application for judicial review under the ADJR Act:

Forms:

  • Form 66 - Originating application for judicial review

Rules:

  • An appeal on a question of law from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Superannuation Complaints Tribunal or National Native Title Tribunal:

Forms:

  • Form 75 – Notice of appeal from a tribunal

Rules:

Constitutional Law:

  • An application arising under the Australian Constitution or its interpretation:

Forms:

  • Form 18 – Notice of a constitutional matter under s 78B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth)

Rules:

Human Rights:

Forms:

  • Form 116 – Originating application under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • Form 59 – Affidavit
  • Form 17 – Statement of claim

Rules:

Self-Represented Litigants


If you are starting a matter or a person has started a matter against you and you do not have legal representation and are conducting the matter and acting for yourself then you are called a self-represented litigant.

The Court has developed a number of resources to assist litigants including:

Interpreters & Translators


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It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is accessible from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call by telephoning 131 450. 

NPA Judges

National Coordinating Judges

  • Robertson J
  • Griffiths J
  • Mortimer J
NPA Judges

Urgent Applications