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Latest Judgments

  • 12 Dec 2017: Slopen Main Pty Ltd (Trustee) v Hope [2017] FCAFC 203
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - appeal against orders setting aside decision recommending grant of approval to supply pharmaceutical benefits from premises - alleged denial of procedural fairness in relation to adverse findings of fraud in a public law sense - whether appellant had had opportunity to respond to issue that could have altered findings - held:…
    Judge: Griffiths, Mortimer and Bromwich JJ
  • 11 Dec 2017: CSJ15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCA 1463
    MIGRATION - appeal from a judgment of the Federal Circuit Court which dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal - where the Tribunal had affirmed a decision of a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection to refuse to grant a Protection (Class XA) visa - whether the…
    Judge: Tracey J
  • 11 Dec 2017: Zaburoni v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCAFC 205
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application to adduce new evidence - where new evidence contained statements of reasons from visa cancellation decisions which contained substantially similar words to those used by the Minister in his statement of reasons in this case - whether new evidence was intended to support a case not run below - leave refused…
    Judge: Griffiths, Moshinsky and Bromwich JJ

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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:


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


  • An application for judicial review under the ADJR Act:


  • Form 66 - Originating application for judicial review


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


  • Form 75 – Notice of appeal from a tribunal


Constitutional Law:

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


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


Human Rights:


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


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:

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  • Robertson J
  • Griffiths J
  • Mortimer J
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