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
- matters transferred or appealed from the Federal Circuit Court, other Courts or the Fair Work Commission.
- 28 Apr 2017:
Barnes v Hatch Associates Pty Ltd  FCA 434
INDUSTRIAL LAW - Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) - workplace rights and responsibilities - general protections - adverse action - whether adverse action taken for prohibited reason - prejudicial alteration of position - whether Jones v Dunkel (1959) 101 CLR 298 inference could be drawn in relation to alleged failure of respondent to call certain evidence …
Judge: Logan J
- 27 Apr 2017:
Comcare v Wuth  FCA 433
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION – Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) – s 24 – determination of percentage degree of permanent impairment where no quantitative percentage for condition in approved Guide or American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (AMA Guides) – where Administrative Appeals Tribunal…
Judge: Rares J
- 26 Apr 2017:
AGL Energy Limited v Hardy  FCA 420
CONTEMPT OF COURT - search order made pursuant to r 7.43 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) - order concerned predominantly with electronic documents - respondent refused to permit search party to enter premises - whether respondent guilty of contempt of court - whether order clear, unambiguous and capable of compliance
Judge: O’callaghan J
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 5 Nov 2016:
The regulation of industrial relations by reference to the corporations power
A paper delivered at the 8th Biennial Australian Labour Law Association National Conference by Justice Jessup.
Form & Rules
The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings are:
- Commencing an originating application alleging dismissal in contravention of a general protection proceeding:
- Commencing application for a writ of mandamus, prohibition or injunction under section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) must file:
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