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About this NPA

The Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA is comprised of the following:

  • Summary prosecutions
  • Prosecutions on indictment
  • Criminal appeals
  • Bail applications and empaneling juries for Criminal Cartel Trials
  • Civil proceedings related to confiscating assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) where the Federal Court is conferred with a criminal jurisdiction.

More about the Court’s criminal and related jurisdiction

The Federal Court has:

Allocation of matters in this NPA

The Court has judges experienced in managing crime-related cases, including criminal appeals, and judicial registrars experienced in the practice and procedure of criminal prosecutions to assist the judges with the case management of such matters.

While any crime-related case is likely to be managed by the Court within this NPA, the Court will ensure that the judge allocated to manage the case has expertise in the underlying area of law the subject of the proceeding - for example, competition and consumer law or intellectual property law.


  • 15 Jul 2019: Luppino v Fisher (No 2) [2019] FCA 1100
    CRIMINAL LAW - application for judicial review of an ex parte order made by a magistrate under s 3LA of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) requiring the Plaintiff to provide a constable with any information or assistance which is reasonable and necessary to allow the constable to access, copy or convert data on a computer or data storage device - whether…
    Judge: White J
  • 8 Jul 2019: Jorgensen v Fair Work Ombudsman [2019] FCAFC 113
    CONTEMPT OF COURT - appeal from orders made by primary judge on conviction and sentences of imprisonment - where appellant had been found guilty of contempt of freezing orders - where appellant third party to freezing orders - where appeal allowed in part - declarations set aside - matter remitted to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for…
    Judge: Greenwood, Reeves and Wigney JJ
  • 21 Jun 2019: Anderson v GPY18 [2019] FCA 954
    CONTEMPT OF COURT - sentencing - contempt of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission - contempt punishable as contempt of Federal Court - respondent in contempt by refusing to take oath or make affirmation in examination - where respondent pleaded guilty - where respondent facing lengthy term of imprisonment for other offences - fixed term …
    Judge: Banks-smith J

Speeches & Papers

Practice Notes

The Federal Crime and Related Proceedings Practice Note (CRIME-1) issued by the Court on 15 May 2017, sets out the arrangements for the management of proceedings in the Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA.

Other practice notes which may be relevant to this NPA include:

Forms & Rules

The Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016 (Cth) (Criminal Proceedings Rules) commenced on 10 November 2016.

Under the Criminal Proceedings Rules, forms have been approved for use in proceedings in the Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA . 

Parties and practitioners should also be familiar, where relevant, with:


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