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

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Latest Judgments

  • 20 Jun 2024: Chadwick v State of New South Wales (No 4) [2024] FCA 651
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - strike out application - where lengthy procedural history and significant non-compliance with timetabling orders - where respondents allege amended concise statement insufficiently precise and contains allegations from which they are immune - consideration of nature and function of concise statements
    Judge: Kennett J
  • 20 Jun 2024: Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority v Bonnie and I Pty Ltd [2024] FCA 642
    TRADE AND COMMERCE - pecuniary penalties - contraventions of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code (the Code) (being Sch 1 to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (Cth)) - where the Code requires registration of certain veterinary and agricultural chemical products - where the Respondents sold and published notices…
    Judge: Button J
  • 20 Jun 2024: TPTN v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2024] FCAFC 82
    MIGRATION - where Administrative Appeals Tribunal decided not to revoke the cancellation of the appellant's visa under s 501CA(4) of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) - where Tribunal took into account offences committed by the appellant as a child - where appellant taken never to have been convicted of juvenile offences by ss 85ZR and 85ZS of Crimes…
    Judge: Collier Acj, Meagher and Horan 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


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