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Federal Court of Australia

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: Australian Commonwealth Government
Sub Category:Federal Government
Location:Australia
URL: http://www.fedcourt.gov.au/
Summary Information:
The Federal Court of Australia was established by a Commonwealth Act of Parliament (the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976) in 1976. The Court began to exercise its jurisdiction on 1 February 1977. It assumed the entire jurisdiction of the Australian Industrial Court and of the Federal Court of Bankruptcy, as well as jurisdiction previously exercised in part by the High Court of Australia. The Federal Court is a superior court of record and a court of law and equity. It sits in all capital cities throughout Australia and at other places on occasion.

The Court consists of a Chief Justice and other judges as appointed. The Court has both original and substantial appellate jurisdiction. It is able to hear appeals from single judges of the Court as well as from the Federal Magistrate's Court in non-family law matters. It also exercises appellate jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters on appeal from the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island. The Federal Court also deals with native title claims and consent determinations.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Mervyn & Ors on behalf of the Peoples of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands v State of Western Australia [2005] FCA 831
  • Andrew Passi on behalf of the Meriam People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 697 (14 June 2001)
  • Brown v State of Western Australia [2001] FCA 1462 (19 October 2001)
  • Clarrie Smith v State of Western Australia [2000] FCA 1249 (29 August 2000)
  • Congoo v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 868 (28 June 2001)
  • Dauan People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1064 (6 July 2000)
  • Erica Deeral (on behalf of herself and the Gamaay Peoples) & Ors v Gordon Charlie & Ors [1997] 1408 FCA (8 December 1997)
  • Kaurareg People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 657 (23 May 2001) QG 6023
  • Kaurareg People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 657 (23 May 2001) QG 6025
  • Kaurareg People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 657 (23 May 2001) QG 6026
  • Kaurareg People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 657 (23 May 2001) QG 6027
  • Kaurareg People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 657 (23 May 2001) QG 6024
  • Kelly on behalf of the Byron Bay Bundjalung People v NSW Aboriginal Land Council [2001] FCA 1479 (23 October 2001)
  • Mabuiag People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1065 (6 July 2000)
  • Mary-Lou Buck on behalf of the Dunghutti People v State Of New South Wales & Ors [1997] FCA 1624
  • Mark Anderson on behalf of the Spinifex People v State of Western Australia [2000] FCA 1717 (28 November 2000)
  • Mualgal People v State of Queensland [1999] FCA 157 (12 February 1999)
  • Ngalpil v State of Western Australia [2001] FCA 1140 (20 August 2001)
  • Poruma People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1066 (7 July 2000) AND Warraber People v State of Queensland
  • Saibai People v State of Queensland [1999] FCA 158 (12 February 1999)
  • Western Yalanji or Sunset Peoples v Alan & Karen Pedersen & Ors [1998] 1269 FCA (28 September 1998)
  • Wik Peoples v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1443 (Determination No. 1)
  • Ma:Mu Canopy Walk Heads of Agreement
  • Nangkiriny v State of Western Australia [2002] FCA 660 (12 February 2002)
  • James on behalf of the Martu People v Western Australia [2002] FCA 1208 (27 September 2002)
  • Attorney-General of the Northern Territory v Ward [2003] FCAFC 283 (Northern Territory)
  • Ilfracombe Shire Council v State of Queensland (Unreported, FCA, 20 June 2002, Drummond J)
  • Warraber / Telstra Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Warria on behalf of the Kulkalgal v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1572 (7 December 2004)
  • Newie on behalf of the Gebaralgal v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1577
  • Wik Peoples v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1306 (Determination No. 3)
  • Djabugay v Queensland [2004] FCA 1652
  • David on behalf of the Iama People and Tudulaig v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1576
  • Gibuma on behalf of the Boigu People v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1575
  • Stephen on behalf of the Ugar People v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 157
  • Mye on behalf of the Erubam Le v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1573
  • Nona on behalf of the Badulgal v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1578
  • Jack Billy on behalf of the Poruma People v State of Queensland and Ors [2005] FCA 1115 (15 August 2005)
  • Nona and Ors on behalf of the Saibai, Dauan, Mabuiag, Badu and Boigu Peoples v State of Queensland [2005] FCA 1118 (15 August 2005)
  • Lota Warria on behalf of the Poruma and Masig Peoples v State of Queensland and Ors [2005] FCA 1117 (15 August 2005)
  • Thaiday and Ors on behalf of the Warraber, Poruma and Iama Peoples v State of Queensland and Ors [2005] FCA 1116 (15 August 2005)
  • Clarke on behalf of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk Peoples v State of Victoria [2005] FCA 1795 (No.1)
  • Clarke on behalf of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk Peoples v State of Victoria [2005] FCA 1795 (No.2)
  • Clarke on behalf of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk Peoples v State of Victoria [2005] FCA 1795 (No.3)
  • Riley v State of Queensland [2006] FCA 72
  • Brown (on behalf of the Ngarla People) v State of Western Australia [2007] FCA 1025
  • Timothy James Malachi on behalf of the Strathgordon Mob v State of Queensland [2007] FCA 1084
  • Patta Warumungu People v Northern Territory of Australia [2007] FCA 1386
  • Ampetyane v Northern Territory of Australia [2009] FCA 834 (7 August 2009)
  • Wilson v Northern Territory of Australia [2009] FCA 800 (31 July 2009)
  • Adnyamathanha No. 1 Native Title Claim Group v The State of South Australia (No 2) [2009] FCA 359 (30 March 2009)
  • Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council v Minister for Lands [2008] FCA 1934 (17 December 2008)
  • Wik and Wik Way Native Title Group v State of Queensland [2009] FCA 789 (29 July 2009) (Determination No. 4)
  • Kuuku Ya'u People v State of Queensland [2009] FCA 679 (25 June 2009)
  • Kogolo v State of Western Australia [2007] FCA 1703 (9 November 2007)
  • Kowanyama People v State of Queensland [2009] FCA 1192 (22 October 2009)
  • Combined Dulabed Malanbarra Yidinji People v State of Queensland [2009] FCA 1498 (17 December 2009)
  • Legislation
  • Administrative Decisions Judicial Review Act 1977 (Cth)
  • People
  • Ma:Mu People - Native Title Claimant
  • Case Law
  • Daniel v State of Western Australia [2005] FCA 536 (2 May 2005)
  • Erubam Le (Darnley Islanders) #1 v State of Queensland [2003] 134 FCR 155
  • De Rose v State of South Australia (No 2) [2005] FCAFC 110
  • Gale on behalf of the Darug People v Minister for Lands (Unreported, FCA, 7 September 2004)
  • Gale v Minister for Land & Water Conservation for the State of New South Wales [2004] FCA 374 (31 March 2004) NG6004 of 1998
  • Neowarra v State of Western Australia [2004] FCA 1092 (27 August 2004)
  • The Alyawarr, Kaytetye, Warumungu, Wakay Native Title Claim Group v Northern Territory of Australia (2004) 207 ALR 539; [2004] FCA 472
  • The Ngalakan People v Northern Territory of Australia (unreported, FCA) (7 February 2002)
  • Rubibi Community v State of Western Australia (2001) FCA 1153
  • Bodney v Westralia Airports Corporation Pty Ltd FCA 1609 (13 November 2000)
  • Hayes v Northern Territory [2000] FCA 671 (23 May 2000)
  • Wandarang, Alawa, Marra and Ngalakan Peoples v Northern Territory [2004] FCAFC 187
  • Gawirrin Gumana v Northern Territory of Australia (No. 2) [2005] FCA 50
  • Northern Territory of Australia & Anor v Arnhem Land Aboriginal Land Trust & Ors (2008) HCA 29 (Blue Mud Bay Case)
  • King v Northern Territory of Australia [2007] FCA 1498

  • References

    Resource
    AIATSIS Native Title Research Unit (2002) Native Title Newsletter

    Glossary

    Federal Government

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