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

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Latest Judgments

  • 22 Oct 2021: Doves v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2021] FCA 1281
    MIGRATION - where applicant's visa mandatorily cancelled under s 501 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - where applicant has lengthy criminal history in Australia - risk to the Australian community posed by applicant should applicant reoffend - whether in considering the risk the Tribunal was required to have regard to, cumulatively, the nature of…
    Judge: Collier J
  • 22 Oct 2021: RJFB v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2021] FCA 1284
    MIGRATION - application for judicial review of the decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to affirm the Minister's delegate's decision not to revoke the cancellation of the applicant's visa - whether the Tribunal was bound to conform with the findings made by the District Court of Queensland in sentencing and re-sentencing the applicant - …
    Judge: Logan J
  • 21 Oct 2021: Joy v UGL Operations and Maintenance Pty Limited [2021] FCA 1282
    HUMAN RIGHTS - application for summary dismissal and strike out of parts of statement of claim - claim of racial discrimination pursuant to ss 9, 15 and 18A of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) - whether certain allegations disclose no reasonable cause of action - whether certain allegations are scandalous, evasive or ambiguous
    Judge: McKerracher 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:


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


  • An application for judicial review under the ADJR Act:


  • Form 66 - Originating application for judicial review


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


  • Form 75 – Notice of appeal from a tribunal


Constitutional Law:

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


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


Human Rights:


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


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.

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  • Collier J
  • Perry J
  • Moshinsky J
  • Charlesworth J
  • Jackson J
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