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 Apr 2018:
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (The Bruce Highway Caloundra to Sunshine Upgrade Case)  FCA 553
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - urgent interlocutory injunction - alleged contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by union and union officials - serious question to be tried - balance of convenience. INDUSTRIAL LAW - where union officials sought to enter site pursuant to rights under s 81(3) of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) -…
Judge: Collier J
- 17 Apr 2018:
Griffiths v Australian Postal Corporation  FCA 520
WORKERS' COMPENSATION - appeal from decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal - whether the Tribunal failed to set out findings on material questions of fact or failed to refer to the evidence or other material on which those findings were based - whether the Tribunal identified the "disease" which attracted the entitlement to compensation…
Judge: Flick J
- 12 Apr 2018:
Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Hail Creek Coal Pty Ltd (No 2)  FCA 480
INDUSTRIAL LAW - industrial action - contraventions of s 50 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) - assessment of penalties - form of declaratory order
Judge: Rangiah 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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