About this NPA
The Employment and Industrial Relations National Practice Area (NPA) comprises of civil and criminal matters arising under the Fair Work jurisdiction and related legislation including:
- workplace-related applications
- writs of mandamus or prohibition
- matters transferred or appealed from the Federal Circuit Court, other Courts or the Fair Work Commission.
- 19 Oct 2018:
Hepburn v Beauty Services Holdings Pty Ltd  FCA 1577
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - objection to competency of appeal - where proceeding was discontinued - where a costs order was consequently made - whether the costs order was final or interlocutory in nature - whether leave to appeal is required - consideration of whether appeal is competent
Judge: Reeves J
- 19 Oct 2018:
BlueScope Steel Limited v Australian Workers' Union  FCA 1574
INDUSTRIAL LAW - where employee organisation contravened s 417 Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by organising meeting of employees - where vote taken at meeting for 24-hour strike/stoppage - whether employee organisation also organised industrial action in the form of strike/stoppage - whether employee organisation's contravention of s 417 extended to…
Judge: Wigney J
- 18 Oct 2018:
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (The BKH Contractors Case) (No 2)  FCA 1563
INDUSTRIAL LAW - penalties - contraventions of ss 340, 343, 494, 500 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) - quantification of penalties - primary objective of deterrence - considerations to be taken into account in quantifying penalties - consideration of relevance of maximum penalty - requirement to impose separate penalties for separate…
Judge: Flick J
Form & Rules
The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings are:
- Commencing an originating application alleging dismissal in contravention of a general protection proceeding:
- Commencing application for a writ of mandamus, prohibition or injunction under section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) must file:
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