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About this NPA

The Employment and Industrial Relations National Practice Area (NPA) comprises of civil and criminal matters arising under the Fair Work jurisdiction and related legislation including:

  • workplace-related applications
  • writs of mandamus or prohibition
  • injunctions
  • declarations
  • prosecutions
  • matters transferred or appealed from the Federal Circuit Court, other Courts or the Fair Work Commission.

Latest Judgments

  • 13 Dec 2019: Pizzeys Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Pty Limited v Bennett [2019] FCA 2084
    DISCOVERY - application for preliminary discovery - whether it is objectively reasonable that the prospective applicant believes there to be a misuse of confidential information by the prospective respondents - sufficient evidence to support reasonableness of belief - sufficiency of information already obtained - discretion - application granted
    Judge: Jagot J
  • 13 Dec 2019: Whelan v Cigarette & Gift Warehouse [2019] FCA 2064
    INDUSTRIAL LAW - penalty hearing - court determination of penalties to be imposed - broad discretion to determine quantum of penalties to be imposed - relevant considerations in determining appropriate penalties - whether penalty is proportionate to the offence - whether penalties should be paid to the applicant COSTS - application by both parties …
    Judge: Collier J
  • 11 Dec 2019: Rangi v Kmart Australia Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 2083
    COSTS - whether an applicant for leave to appeal from orders made by a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia instituted the proceedings without reasonable cause
    Judge: Steward J

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Form & Rules

The key forms and rules for commencing proceedings are:

  • Commencing an originating application alleging dismissal in contravention of a general protection proceeding:
  • Form 79 - Originating application under the Fair Work Act alleging dismissal in contravention of a general protection
  • Commencing application for a writ of mandamus, prohibition or injunction under section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) must file:
  • Form 69 – Originating application for relief under Section 39B Judiciary Act


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