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
- matters transferred or appealed from the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, other Courts or the Fair Work Commission.
- 21 Jan 2022:
Australian Building and Construction Commissioner v Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (Kiama Aged Care Centre Case) (No 2)  FCA 19
INDUSTRIAL LAW -- contraventions of ss 500 and 503 of Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) at a building site on two consecutive days -- where union official contravened s 00 twice and s 503 once on first day -- where same official and second official each contravened s 500 on second day -- where union liable for each of the contraventions of the officials -- …
Judge: Katzmann J
- 14 Jan 2022:
Hennessy v Barminco Limited  FCA 9
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- Interlocutory application for extension of time in which to make application in the Court pursuant to s 370 of Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) -- where applicant filed Originating application in the Court -- where respondent issued Interlocutory application seeking orders that Originating application be dismissed on basis that…
Judge: Besanko J
- 23 Dec 2021:
Patrick Stevedores Holdings Pty Limited v Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (No 5)  FCA 1645
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - award of pre-judgment interest - whether a discount should be made for desultory approach adopted by the applicants - percentage of pre-judgment interest awarded COSTS - whether an adverse costs order should be made - where offers of compromise made - consideration of the relevant principles - conduct of Union in not…
Judge: Lee 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:
- Commencing application for a writ of mandamus, prohibition or injunction under section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) must file:
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