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

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Latest Judgments

  • 21 Jun 2024: Tukala v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs (No 4) [2024] FCA 675
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - interlocutory application seeking decisions of primary judge be set aside on the basis of apprehended bias and procedural unfairness - where applicants allege apprehended bias on the basis of alleged "secret meeting" involving the primary judge - where applicants allege procedural unfairness on the basis that applicants…
    Judge: Burley J
  • 21 Jun 2024: Ho v Minister for Health [2024] FCA 657
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - statutory construction - decision of the Minister for Health under s 90B(4) not to consider a request for the Minister to substitute a decision of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care refusing an application for approval to supply pharmaceutical benefits at a particular premises with a decision approving the …
    Judge: Perry J
  • 21 Jun 2024: Belmont v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2024] FCA 667
    MIGRATION - mandatory cancellation of visa on character grounds under s 501(3A) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - power to revoke cancellation if satisfied that there is another reason why the original decision should be revoked - where evidence before Administrative Appeals Tribunal that applicant had severe substance abuse issues requiring…
    Judge: Horan 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


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