Corporate Plan 2016 - 2020
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) was established under the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 (Cth).
The FCC provides a simpler and more accessible alternative to litigation in the FCoA and the FCA and helps to relieve the workload of the superior federal courts. The provisions of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 (Cth) enable the FCC to operate as informally as possible in the exercise of judicial powers, use streamlined procedures and make use of a range of dispute resolution processes to resolve matters without judicial decisions.
The FCC deals with a high volume of matters and delivers services to regional Australia through its regular circuit court program. Its jurisdiction includes family law and child support, administrative law, bankruptcy, unlawful discrimination, consumer protection law, privacy law, migration law, trade practices law, trade mark and design and workplace relations law.
The Court and its judges shall inspire public confidence in the rule of law and deliver the highest standard of justice to the Australian community, irrespective of a litigant’s race, socio-economic background, gender or geographical location.
The Court and its judges shall fulfil its vision by being accessible, timely, responsive and accountable and by fairly and efficiently resolving disputes brought before it by:
- acting impartially and independently
- operating without undue formality
- using streamlined procedures
- encouraging the use of a range of appropriate dispute resolution processes
- endeavouring to ensure that the proceedings are not protracted, and
- striving to ensure equal access to court services.
We are committed to upholding the Australian Public Service Values and Employment Principles and to comply with the Code of Conduct. We are impartial, committed to service, accountable, respectful and ethical.