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The Administrative and Constitutional Law and Human Rights National Practice Area (NPA) comprises:

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Latest Judgments

  • 10 Jul 2020: AQF19 v Minister For Home Affairs [2020] FCA 967
    MIGRATION - appeal from decision of Federal Circuit Court to dismiss an application for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA) - where IAA affirmed a decision by a delegate of the Minister to refuse to grant a protection visa to the appellant - whether IAA relied on DFAT country information reports such as to…
    Judge: Yates J
  • 10 Jul 2020: Al-Ahmed v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2020] FCA 963
    MIGRATION - application for extension of time within which to appeal Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) decision under s 44(2A), Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 - where s 24(6), Australian Citizenship Act 2007 proscribes approval of citizenship application where criminal proceedings are pending - where AAT refused to grant an…
    Judge: Perry J
  • 10 Jul 2020: Jack v CoreStaff NT Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 973
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for notice to produce to be set aside - where applicant alleges no legitimate reason to issue notice - whether additional discovery more appropriate to seek documents - where information necessary to ascertain the identity of potential group members - where affidavit based on information and belief stated no…
    Judge: Bromwich J

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Forms & Rules

The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings are:

Administrative Law:

  • An application for judicial review under ss 39B(1) and (1A) the Judiciary Act:


  • Form 69 – Originating application for relief under Section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903


  • An application for judicial review under the ADJR Act:


  • Form 66 - Originating application for judicial review


  • An appeal on a question of law from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Superannuation Complaints Tribunal or National Native Title Tribunal:


  • Form 75 – Notice of appeal from a tribunal


Constitutional Law:

  • An application arising under the Australian Constitution or its interpretation:


  • Form 18 – Notice of a constitutional matter under s 78B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth)


Human Rights:


  • Form 116 – Originating application under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • Form 59 – Affidavit
  • Form 17 – Statement of claim


Self-Represented Litigants

If you are starting a matter or a person has started a matter against you and you do not have legal representation and are conducting the matter and acting for yourself then you are called a self-represented litigant.

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