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

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Latest Judgments


  • 22 Feb 2019: CJM18 v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 193
    MIGRATION - whether appealable error by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in not finding that the Immigration Assessment Authority erred in failing to consider the possibility of a translation error in a letter in support of a visa application provided by the appellant - where the translation stated that the appellant's father was merely…
    Judge: Griffiths J
  • 22 Feb 2019: EBT17 v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 200
    MIGRATION - refusal of a protection visa application - whether there was a failure to give reasons on the part of the Tribunal - application for leave to appeal from Federal Circuit Court review of Tribunal's decision - application dismissed
    Judge: Burley J
  • 22 Feb 2019: EQQ17 v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 176
    MIGRATION - rejection of Safe Haven Enterprise Visa application on the basis that no protection obligations were owed pursuant to subsection 36(2) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - whether the Independent Assessment Authority failed to consider essential elements of the appellant's claim - whether the Independent Assessment Authority's decision…
    Judge: Burley J

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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:

NPA Judges

National Coordinating Judges

  • Robertson J
  • Griffiths J
  • Mortimer J
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Urgent Applications