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The Federal Courtís Contribution to Australian Law

The Federal Courtís Contribution to Australian Law

Past, Present and Future

Edited by Pauline Ridge and James Stellios


To mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia, this collection brings together current and former Federal Court Justices, and leading academics and practitioners to consider the Federal Court’s past, present and future contributions to the development of Australian law.

Although first established as a court of limited jurisdiction, the Federal Court’s jurisdiction now touches on almost every aspect of Australian law, and its impact on the development of legal principles and Australian society has been considerable. This unique collection offers an invaluable resource on the history of the Court, its place in the legal landscape, its many contributions across the broad array of public, private and procedural law and its emerging areas of jurisdiction.


About the Contributors
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia – Dinner Speech
         Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS

1. The Role and Future of the Federal Court within the Australian Judicial System
         Chief Justice James Allsop

2. Excellence, Innovation and Courtesy: Federal Court Procedure and Modernity
         Peta Spender

3. The Federal Court of Australia and Extra-judicial Work
         Fiona Wheeler

4. A Short History of the Federal Court’s Anti-Discrimination Jurisdiction
         Justice Debbie Mortimer

5. The Federal Court and Administrative Law: How Does the Court Deal with Findings of Fact on Judicial Review?
         Justice Alan Robertson

6. The Federal Court and Constitutional Law
         Justice John Griffiths and James Stellios

7. The Development of Australian Private International Law
         Mary Keyes

8. Misleading Conduct before the Federal Court: Achievements and Challenges
         Elise Bant and Jeannie Marie Paterson

9. Developing Australia’s Competition Law: The Federal Court’s Contribution
         Russell Miller

10. The Federal Court’s Jurisdiction in Intellectual Property
         Justice Andrew Greenwood

11. The Gatekeeper Court: For the Revenue or For the Taxpayer?
         Rachel Davies and Miranda Stewart

12. The Federal Court and Native Title Law
         Mick Dodson

13. Corporations and Corporate Insolvency Jurisdiction of the Federal Court – From Passer-by to Chameleon Lodger
         Justice Michelle Gordon

14. Remedies
         Justice William Gummow

15. The Law of Admiralty: An Ancient Regime in a Modern Era
         Justice Neil McKerracher

16. The Federal Court’s Contribution to Australian Workplace Law
         Joellen Riley

17. Federal Indictable Offences: Has the ‘Autochthonous Expedient’ Run its course
         Justice Mark Weinberg

18. The Federal Trajectory of Australian Law
         Jeremy Kirk



Published 8 November 2018
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781760021900
Australian RRP $160.00
International Price $146.00
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