Latest Judgments

Judgments are generally published within 24 hours of being made available by Judges' staff, often earlier. In cases of high media interest, we endeavour to publish judgments within 1 hour of being delivered by the Court.

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Today's published judgments

Practice and Procedure
Quach v RU (No 2) [2020] FCA 957
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - where application raised no justiciable controversy and was abuse of process - where applicant sought declaration that non-party had not complied with subpoena after final orders made dismissing all applicant's claims in proceeding in another court - where res judicata in final orders of other court and issue estoppel by its finding that service of subpoena ineffective.
29 May 2020 |  RARES J


Practice and Procedure ; Corporations Law
Capic v Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited (Suppression Orders) [2020] FCA 982
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - suppression orders under s 37AF of Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) - whether interim order should be revoked - whether necessary to suppress documents to prevent prejudice to the proper administration of justice
10 Jul 2020 |  PERRAM J


Practice and Procedure ; Admiralty
Condor Fresh Pty Limited v Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd [2020] FCA 993
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - service out of the jurisdiction - application to serve originating application and concise statement in Singapore - whether requirements for service out of the jurisdiction
14 Jul 2020 |  SC DERRINGTON J


Migration
Pitcher v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2020] FCA 999
MIGRATION - review of a decision from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Tribunal) to affirm the Minister's delegate's decision not to revoke the mandatory cancellation of the applicant's visa - where applicant's visa was mandatorily cancelled twice - where on the first occasion the mandatory cancellation decision was revoked - where on the second occasion the mandatory cancellation decision was not revoked - whether the two revocation decisions were inconsistent - whether the Tribunal failed to take into account the effect of non-revocation on the applicant's immediate family members as required by ministerial direction
23 Jun 2020 |  LOGAN J


Corporations Law
McCallum, in the matter of TM Lewin Australia Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) [2020] FCA 992
CORPORATIONS - company in voluntary administration - application for orders pursuant to ss 443B(8) and 447A(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) varying the operation of ss 443A(1)(c) and 443B(2) of the Act such that administrators of the company are not personally liable for rent due under leases for stipulated additional period - application for extension to time allowed to give notice to lessors under s 443B(3) of the Act - application for directions pursuant to s 447A(1) of the Act and s 90-15 of the Insolvency Practice Schedule (Corporations), being Sch 2 to the Act, that the administrators are justified in causing the group of companies not to pay rent due under leases for stipulated period - application under s 439A(6) of the Act that convening period as defined in section 439A(5)(b) be extended - where administrators' considered view is that requested extensions provide best chance of maximising funds available for creditors - applications allowed on basis that affected parties have liberty to apply to the Court for variation of orders
10 Jul 2020 |  DAVIES J