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

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Latest Judgments

  • 24 Jan 2023: Pearson v Minister for Home Affairs (No 2) [2023] FCAFC 4
    MIGRATION - application for review of decision of Administrative Appeals Tribunal to affirm decision of delegate of Minister for Home Affairs to mandatorily cancel visa on character grounds - where mandatory cancellation found to be invalid COSTS - where applicant enjoyed mixed success on grounds of appeal but where appeal ultimately successful -…
    Judge: Allsop CJ, Rangiah and Sarah C Derrington JJ
  • 24 Jan 2023: BGV19 v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2023] FCA 22
    MIGRATION - appeal from orders made by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia dismissing an application for judicial review of a decision of the second respondent (Authority) - whether the Authority erred by failing to consider the consequences that may befall the appellant were he to return to Iran irregularly in circumstances where the appellant …
    Judge: Markovic J
  • 24 Jan 2023: NRFX v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2023] FCA 21
    MIGRATION - Application for extension of time to review decision of the Minister to cancel applicant's visa under s 501BA(2) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - where Minister set aside decision of AAT - whether Minister's state of satisfaction that cancellation was in the national interest was reached reasonably - whether the Minister misconceived…
    Judge: Rangiah 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:

National Coordinating Judges

  • Collier J
  • Perry J
  • Moshinsky J
  • Charlesworth J
  • Jackson J
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