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Latest Judgments

  • 30 Sep 2022: Chambers v Chief Executive Medicare [2022] FCA 1164
    SOCIAL SECURITY LAW - Application for review of decision of Chief Executive Medicare under s 20(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Cth) to refuse payment of Medicare rebate to the applicant - where decision not reviewable by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal - where Medicare rebate is not a social security benefit or social security periodic…
    Judge: Rangiah J
  • 30 Sep 2022: Chambers v Commissioner of Taxation [2022] FCA 1163
    SUPERANNUATION - Application for review of decision of Commissioner of Taxation - where AAT found that the decision was not reviewable by the Tribunal under s 25 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (Cth) - whether Tribunal erred in refusing to remit the matter to Commissioner for redetermination - where applicant contends decision is…
    Judge: Rangiah J
  • 30 Sep 2022: Lhamo v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2022] FCA 1167
    MIGRATION - appeal from decision of Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia dismissing review of decision of Administrative Appeals Tribunal - application for student visa refused - where appellant failed to satisfy cl 500.217 of Schedule 2 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) - where appellant gave false answer to question about visa…
    Judge: Banks-smith 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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  • Collier J
  • Perry J
  • Moshinsky J
  • Charlesworth J
  • Jackson J
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