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

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Latest Judgments

  • 10 Jul 2020: AQF19 v Minister For Home Affairs [2020] FCA 967
    MIGRATION - appeal from decision of Federal Circuit Court to dismiss an application for judicial review of a decision of the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA) - where IAA affirmed a decision by a delegate of the Minister to refuse to grant a protection visa to the appellant - whether IAA relied on DFAT country information reports such as to…
    Judge: Yates J
  • 10 Jul 2020: Chandra v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs [2020] FCA 966
    MIGRATION - judicial review of decision of Administrative Appeals Tribunal affirming decision of Minister's delegate not to revoke the mandatory cancellation of the applicant's visa under s 501(3A) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - whether Tribunal erred in interpreting and applying para 13.1.1(1)(e) of Direction No. 79
    Judge: Yates J
  • 10 Jul 2020: BBE15 v Federal Circuit Court of Australia [2020] FCA 965
    MIGRATION - application for judicial review arising from alleged breach of s 91X of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - whether alleged breach amounted to procedural unfairness -whether injunction, declarations or a suppression order should be made - application dismissed
    Judge: Griffiths 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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