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Latest Judgments

  • 21 Apr 2021: CZA19 v Federal Circuit Court of Australia [2021] FCAFC 57
    MIGRATION - application for judicial review of decision of Federal Circuit Court under s 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) - where Federal Circuit Court refused applicant's application for extension of time to file an application for review of decision of Administrative Appeals Tribunal - where applicant filed application for review and…
    Judge: Allsop CJ, Markovic and Colvin JJ
  • 21 Apr 2021: Summers v Qantas Airways Limited [2021] FCA 391
    HUMAN RIGHTS -- age discrimination -- application for interim injunction under s 46PP of Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) to restrain respondent from terminating applicant's employment until complaint withdrawn or terminated by President -- where respondent proposed terminating applicant's employment at age 65, whether prima facie …
    Judge: Katzmann J
  • 21 Apr 2021: Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs v AWT19 [2021] FCAFC 58
    MIGRATION - appeal from decision of Federal Circuit Court - where Federal Circuit Court found jurisdictional error in decision of Immigration Assessment Authority - whether Authority was not provided with all the "review material" - meaning of "review material"; "new information" - where audio recording or accurate transcript of interview…
    Judge: Allsop CJ, Kerr and Mortimer JJ

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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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