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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 and Family Court of Australia, other Courts or the Fair Work Commission.

Latest Judgments

  • 24 May 2024: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation v Monash Health [2024] FCA 534
    INDUSTRIAL LAW - enterprise agreement - long service leave - construction of the Nurses and Midwives (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2020-2024 - whether two registered nurses employed by the respondent as Award-entitled Employees under the Agreement were entitled to long service leave - where…
    Judge: Wheelahan J
  • 24 May 2024: Hamilton v Department of Justice and Community Safety [2024] FCA 558
    INDUSTRIAL LAW - general protections claim under Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) - termination of employment - where applicant filed application outside the statutorily prescribed period - application for extension of time - where justice requires the granting of an extension of time under s 370(a)(ii) of Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
    Judge: Horan J
  • 24 May 2024: All Care Australia Pty Ltd v Fair Work Ombudsman [2024] FCA 545
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for stay of proceeding pending determination of application in the Fair Work Commission - where application for variation of Award before Commission - where compliance notice under s 716 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) has been issued - application for review of compliance notice pursuant to s 717 of the Fair…
    Judge: Dowling J

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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