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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
  • injunctions
  • declarations
  • prosecutions
  • matters transferred or appealed from the Federal Circuit Court, other Courts or the Fair Work Commission.

Latest Judgments

  • 17 Jul 2019: Ghimire v Karriview Management Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 1108
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - applications for extension of time to appeal from decisions of Industrial Magistrates Court - where adequate explanation advanced for the delay - where applicants sought to pursue an appeal but misunderstood the process - where one ground of appeal had arguable merit - where judgment not acted upon by respondent - where…
    Judge: Colvin J
  • 15 Jul 2019: Rossetti v Aus Gold Mining Group Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 1104
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for leave to amend defence -- where amendment sought very late and would cause hearing dates to be vacated -- where respondents had repeatedly failed to comply with court orders -- where delay explained -- where matter arising under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), whether costs order could, and if so, should be…
    Judge: Katzmann J
  • 15 Jul 2019: Martin v Norton Rose Fulbright Australia [2019] FCA 1101
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for leave to appeal against an interlocutory judgment of a Judge of this Court - s 24(1A) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) - primary Judge dismissed an interlocutory application of the Applicant concerning issues of discovery and claims of legal professional privilege - whether there is…
    Judge: White J

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Form & Rules

The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings are:

  • Commencing an originating application alleging dismissal in contravention of a general protection proceeding:
  • Form 79 - Originating application under the Fair Work Act alleging dismissal in contravention of a general protection
  • Commencing application for a writ of mandamus, prohibition or injunction under section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) must file:
  • Form 69 – Originating application for relief under Section 39B Judiciary Act


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