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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.


  • 25 Mar 2021: Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v Luppino [2021] FCAFC 43
    CRIMINAL LAW -- appeal from an order of the primary judge that an order of a magistrate made pursuant to s 3LA of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) is invalid -- where an order pursuant to s 3LA was made in respect of a smart phone seized during the execution of a warrant for the search of a person -- whether natural justice attaches to an application…
    Judge: Besanko, Wigney and Abraham JJ
  • 19 Mar 2021: Ireland v Dunne [2021] FCA 245
    EXTRADITION - from Australia - bail - judicial review - whether magistrate misconstrued applicable test - whether irrelevant matters taken into consideration - whether denial of procedural fairness - whether the magistrate's reasons were inadequate
    Judge: Abraham J
  • 11 Mar 2021: Stephens v Attorney-General [2021] FCA 204
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - application for judicial review of parole decision - whether applicant was denied procedural fairness - whether decision was an improper exercise of power - whether Attorney-General failed to consider relevant matters - whether decision within range of permissible conclusions.
    Judge: Abraham 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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