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About this NPA


The Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA is comprised of the following:

  • Summary prosecutions
  • Prosecutions on indictment
  • Criminal appeals
  • Bail applications and empaneling juries for Criminal Cartel Trials
  • Civil proceedings related to confiscating assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) where the Federal Court is conferred with a criminal jurisdiction.

More about the Court’s criminal and related jurisdiction

The Federal Court has:

Allocation of matters in this NPA

The Court has judges experienced in managing crime-related cases, including criminal appeals, and judicial registrars experienced in the practice and procedure of criminal prosecutions to assist the judges with the case management of such matters.

While any crime-related case is likely to be managed by the Court within this NPA, the Court will ensure that the judge allocated to manage the case has expertise in the underlying area of law the subject of the proceeding - for example, competition and consumer law or intellectual property law.

Judgments


  • 3 Apr 2019: CXXXVIII v Commonwealth of Australia [2019] FCAFC 54
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - summons and notice to produce issued under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth) - whether summons and notice to produce supported by a valid determination made in the exercise of the functions of the Board - power to authorise investigation into matters relating to federally relevant criminal activity - meaning of…
    Judge: Logan, Bromwich and Charlesworth JJ
  • 22 Feb 2019: McCartney v EB (No 2) [2019] FCA 184
    CRIMINAL LAW - control orders - application for confirmation of control order pursuant to s 104.14 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) - where AFP met preconditions for confirmation of control order - where control order appropriate in circumstances - whether the obligations, prohibitions and restrictions contained in the control orders were on…
    Judge: Wigney J
  • 30 Jan 2019: McCartney v EB [2019] FCA 183
    CRIMINAL LAW - control orders - application for interim control orders pursuant to s 104.4 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) - whether person has been convicted in Australia of an offence relating to terrorism, a terrorist organisation or a terrorist act - whether person has provided support for or otherwise facilitated the engagement in a…
    Judge: Wigney J

Speeches & Papers


Practice Notes


The Federal Crime and Related Proceedings Practice Note (CRIME-1) issued by the Court on 15 May 2017, sets out the arrangements for the management of proceedings in the Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA.

Other practice notes which may be relevant to this NPA include:

Forms & Rules


The Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016 (Cth) (Criminal Proceedings Rules) commenced on 10 November 2016.

Under the Criminal Proceedings Rules, forms have been approved for use in proceedings in the Federal Crime and Related Proceedings NPA . 

Parties and practitioners should also be familiar, where relevant, with:

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