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.
- 14 Jun 2019:
Gambaro v Mobycom Mobile Pty Ltd  FCA 910
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for an extension of time for leave to appeal from interlocutory orders of Federal Circuit Court of Australia - procedural fairness - allegations of apprehended bias and unfair conduct by primary judge - extension allowed - leave to appeal allowed
Judge: Rangiah J
- 12 Jun 2019:
Lamont v University of Queensland (No 1)  FCA 897
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application to adjourn hearing - where applicant seeks more time to prepare closing submissions - where ten weeks already granted - role of lawyer in preparing submissions - just and efficient determination of proceedings - adjournment refused
Judge: Rangiah J
- 6 Jun 2019:
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Hassett  FCA 855
INDUSTRIAL LAW - contraventions of ss 499 and 500 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) - making of orders as to penalty
Judge: O'Callaghan 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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