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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

  • 14 Jun 2019: Gambaro v Mobycom Mobile Pty Ltd [2019] 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) [2019] 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 [2019] 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

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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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