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Latest Judgments

  • 2 Dec 2022: Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd v Tipakalippa [2022] FCAFC 193
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - appeal from decision of single judge of the Federal Court setting aside decision of second respondent (NOPSEMA) to accept an environmental plan under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 Cth) - where NOPSEMA to be reasonably satisfied that the plan meets specified criteria, including …
    Judge: Kenny, Mortimer and Lee JJ
  • 1 Dec 2022: CQW17 v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2022] FCA 1436
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for extension of time to appeal from a judgment dismissing application for judicial review - whether Immigration Assessment Authority acted unreasonably in not inviting applicant to give further information to explain certain inconsistencies in his accounts - where there was a delay of over 3 years and an…
    Judge: Katzmann J
  • 1 Dec 2022: Li v Determining Authority [2022] FCA 1448
    ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - application to review a decision made by the Determining Authority to make directions that the applicant repay benefits for Medicare Benefit Schedule items for which he was found to have engaged in inappropriate practice and be disqualified for 18 months under s 106U of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Cth) - whether the…
    Judge: Raper J

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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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