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

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Latest Judgments


  • 3 Apr 2020: BYG17 v Minister for Home Affairs [2020] FCAFC 61
    MIGRATION - consideration of whether the Immigration Assessment Authority (the "IAA") in reaching its decision in the exercise of its statutory review function relied upon reports and information which were contradicted by, and inconsistent with, other cited reports on material issues relating to safety in the receiving country and in a place of…
    Judge: Greenwood, McKerracher and Burley JJ
  • 3 Apr 2020: CNV17 v Minister for Home Affairs [2020] FCAFC 59
    MIGRATION - consideration of whether the Immigration Assessment Authority (the "IAA") in reaching its decision in the exercise of its statutory review function relied upon reports and information which were contradicted by, and inconsistent with, other cited reports on material issues relating to safety in the receiving country and in a place of…
    Judge: Greenwood, McKerracher and Burley JJ
  • 3 Apr 2020: CVQ17 v Minister for Home Affairs [2020] FCAFC 60
    MIGRATION - consideration of whether the Immigration Assessment Authority (the "IAA") in reaching its decision in the exercise of its statutory review function relied upon reports and information which were contradicted by, and inconsistent with, other cited reports on material issues relating to safety in the receiving country and in a place of…
    Judge: Greenwood, McKerracher and Burley JJ

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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:

Forms:

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

Rules:

  • An application for judicial review under the ADJR Act:

Forms:

  • Form 66 - Originating application for judicial review

Rules:

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

Forms:

  • Form 75 – Notice of appeal from a tribunal

Rules:

Constitutional Law:

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

Forms:

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

Rules:

Human Rights:

Forms:

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

Rules:

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:

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  • Robertson J
  • Griffiths J
  • Mortimer J
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