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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.


  • 22 Dec 2021: Booth v Abdirahman-Khalif [2021] FCA 1651
    CRIMINAL LAW -- election pursuant to s 104.12A of Schedule to Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) (Code) to confirm interim control order (ICO) made against respondent under s 104.4 of Code -- where respondent convicted in 2017 of offence of being member of terrorist organisation, namely Islamic State (IS) contrary to s 102.3 of Code -- where particulars …
    Judge: Besanko J
  • 16 Dec 2021: Keliher v Attorney-General of the Commonwealth of Australia [2021] FCA 1641
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - application for judicial review of decision of the Attorney-General to refuse the applicant parole - whether Attorney-General failed to consider submission that applicant's release on parole would aid his rehabilitation and reduce his risk to the community - whether failure to consider submission that there was nothing further …
    Judge: Rangiah J
  • 15 Dec 2021: Walker v Members Equity Bank Ltd [2021] FCA 1554
    CRIMINAL LAW - time limit for instituting prosecution - Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) s 12GB(6) - prosecution of offence "may" be commenced within three years after commission of offence - whether provision is facultative or restrictive - interaction with Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) s 15B - relevance of legislative…
    Judge: Mortimer 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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