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.
- 20 Feb 2017:
Romero v Farstad Shipping (Indian Pacific) Pty Ltd (No 4)  FCA 120
COSTS - applicant awarded nominal damages for breach of contract - settlement offers made by respondent in 2013 and 2014 - subsequent to both offers, claims including a claim part of subject proceeding settled by deed - consideration of whether applicant "successful", in light of award of nominal damages - whether settlement offers effective to…
Judge: Tracey J
- 10 Feb 2017:
Kulas v Prosegur Australia Pty Ltd  FCA 85
INDUSTRIAL LAW - Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) - appeal from decision of Administrative Appeals Tribunal - rehabilitation program - refusal or failure to undertake rehabilitation program - whether reasonable excuse - whether Tribunal erroneously received certain evidence
Judge: Pagone J
- 8 Feb 2017:
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (the Webb Dock case)  FCA 62
INDUSTRIAL LAW - Construction industry - Contractors prevented from securing access to site by blockades organised by union officers - Adverse action taken against contractors because of industrial activity and to coerce them to engage in industrial activity - Agreed facts. INDUSTRIAL LAW - Contraventions of civil remedy provisions - Penalties -…
Judge: Jessup J
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 5 Nov 2016:
The regulation of industrial relations by reference to the corporations power
A paper delivered at the 8th Biennial Australian Labour Law Association National Conference by Justice Jessup.
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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