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The Administrative and Constitutional Law and Human Rights National Practice Area (NPA) comprises:

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Latest Judgments


  • 18 Apr 2019: DVP16 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2019] FCA 539
    MIGRATION - application for Protection (Class XA) visa - where Administrative Appeals Tribunal not satisfied that appellant would face serious or significant harm for the reasons claims - where Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirmed decision to refuse to grant the appellant a protection visa - where Federal Circuit Court dismissed appellant's…
    Judge: Wigney J
  • 18 Apr 2019: BTU18 v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 540
    MIGRATION - refusal of application for protection visa by a delegate of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection - where Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirmed decision of the delegate - where Federal Circuit Court dismissed appellant's appeal - where adverse credit findings made against appellant - whether procedural fairness denied - …
    Judge: Wigney J
  • 18 Apr 2019: DFQ17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2019] FCAFC 64
    MIGRATION - appeal from Federal Circuit Court - whether Court erred in dismissing appeal from Administrative Appeals Tribunal - where Tribunal found it had no jurisdiction to review application made out of time - where letter notifying of refusal of visa by Minister sent to post office box address - whether post office box address was 'address for …
    Judge: Rares, Perram and Farrell JJ

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Forms & Rules


The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings are:

Administrative Law:

  • An application for judicial review under ss 39B(1) and (1A) the Judiciary Act:

Forms:

  • Form 69 – Originating application for relief under Section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903

Rules:

  • An application for judicial review under the ADJR Act:

Forms:

  • Form 66 - Originating application for judicial review

Rules:

  • An appeal on a question of law from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Superannuation Complaints Tribunal or National Native Title Tribunal:

Forms:

  • Form 75 – Notice of appeal from a tribunal

Rules:

Constitutional Law:

  • An application arising under the Australian Constitution or its interpretation:

Forms:

  • Form 18 – Notice of a constitutional matter under s 78B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth)

Rules:

Human Rights:

Forms:

  • Form 116 – Originating application under the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
  • Form 59 – Affidavit
  • Form 17 – Statement of claim

Rules:

Self-Represented Litigants


If you are starting a matter or a person has started a matter against you and you do not have legal representation and are conducting the matter and acting for yourself then you are called a self-represented litigant.

The Court has developed a number of resources to assist litigants including:

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National Coordinating Judges

  • Robertson J
  • Griffiths J
  • Mortimer J
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Urgent Applications