About this NPA
The Employment and Industrial Relations National Practice Area (NPA) comprises of civil and criminal matters arising under the Fair Work jurisdiction and related legislation including:
- workplace-related applications
- writs of mandamus or prohibition
- matters transferred or appealed from the Federal Circuit Court, other Courts or the Fair Work Commission.
- 17 May 2019:
Olson v Keefe (No 4)  FCA 691
COSTS - where repeated attempts made by applicant to rectify pleadings - where applicant denied leave to file further amended statement of claim - whether costs of application should be awarded to the respondents on an indemnity basis - whether costs should be payable forthwith - held: indemnity costs ordered, not payable forthwith
Judge: Bromwich J
- 13 May 2019:
Singh v Fair Work Ombudsman  FCA 664
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for leave to appeal - whether effect of procedural orders was to abrogate the privilege against exposure to civil penalty - whether respondents have a right to elect not to file until close of the applicant's case - application for leave to appeal brought prematurely - application dismissed
Judge: Lee J
- 10 May 2019:
Macushla Pty Ltd (Trading as Sunnytop Bakery Ciabatta Della Nonna) v El Souki  FCA 643
COSTS - indemnity costs - whether or not appeal instituted vexatiously or without reasonable cause - appeal discontinued - whether or not appeal instituted for an improper purpose - whether or not appeal foredoomed to failure - sufficiency of reasons of trial judge - whether application for indemnity costs made vexatiously or without reasonable…
Judge: Snaden J
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 31 May 2018:
What will the Australian Competition Tribunal do now without Limited Merits Review?
Presented to the Federal Court by Justice Middleton
Form & Rules
The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings are:
- Commencing an originating application alleging dismissal in contravention of a general protection proceeding:
- Commencing application for a writ of mandamus, prohibition or injunction under section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) must file:
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