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

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Latest Judgments


  • 27 Apr 2017: CDD15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCAFC 65
    MIGRATION - appeal from Federal Circuit Court - whether Court erred in dismissing appeal from Administrative Appeals Tribunal - consideration of tendency evidence - consideration of relocation principle - whether Appellant was required to modify behaviour - whether apprehended or actual bias - whether constructive failure by Administrative Appeals …
    Judge: Perram, Robertson and Wigney JJ
  • 27 Apr 2017: Singh v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCAFC 67
    MIGRATION - proper construction of s 360 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - appeal from Federal Circuit Court decision dismissing application for judicial review of Tribunal's decision to cancel a scheduled hearing - where Tribunal hearing cancelled due to lack of response to s 359A comment invitation - where invitation to attend hearing was issued …
    Judge: North, Bromberg and Bromwich JJ
  • 27 Apr 2017: Bochenski v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2017] FCAFC 68
    STATUTORY INTERPRETATION - whether Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection is a "person" within the meaning of s 499(2A) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - whether Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection is bound by a direction made by the Minister under s 499(1) of the…
    Judge: Bromberg, Bromwich and Charlesworth 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:

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
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