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

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Latest Judgments

  • 15 Jan 2021: Hughes trading as Beesley and Hughes Lawyers v Hill (No 2) [2021] FCAFC 1
    COSTS - application for indemnity costs - where meritless appeal found to have been pursued for ulterior purpose of harassing the Respondent - whether costs order should be reduced by any amount recovered from Appellant's lawyers PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - where Appellant had given undertaking not to encumber or otherwise deal with property -…
    Judge: Collier, Reeves and Perram JJ
  • 15 Jan 2021: BVLD v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2021] FCA 6
    MIGRATION - application for judicial review - cancellation of visa - substantial criminal record - failure to satisfy character test - decision not to revoke cancellation - s 501CA of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - no evidence ground - illogicality or irrationality ground - application dismissed
    Judge: Beach J
  • 15 Jan 2021: Okewood Pty Ltd v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (No 3) [2021] FCA 2
    PRIVILEGE - legal professional privilege - search warrants - where hard copy documents and data seized in 2012 and 2014 - where data reduction process implemented to reduce volume of data to be reviewed for privilege - where applicants contend respondent's agents and others may have breached terms of access agreements and breached orders…
    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


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.

The Court has developed a number of resources to assist litigants including: