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Cases - Australia (Federal)

Courts | Tribunals | Commissions | Other

AustLIIAustLII Case Resources
AustLII is the best source for free access to decisions in Australian courts and tribunals


Case databases and citators

Subscription databasesStudent reading in the library
These are available to Deakin staff and students and include

  • Australian Law Reports (LexisNexis Australia)
  • Casebase (LexisNexis Australia)
  • Commonwealth Law Reports (CCH)
  • Victorian reports (LexisNexis Australia)
  • Unreported state and federal judgments (LexisNexis Australia)
  • And more ... including specialist reports (Admin, Trade Practices etc)

Free International Case Citator
From AustLII - launched 1 December 2008

Findlaw
Recent caselaw - state and federal - searchable


Federal Courts

High Court

High Court of Australia Cases (at AustLII)
All reported and unreported decisions of the High Court from 1903 are available online

Federal CourtAustralian Trade Practices Reports

Federal Court of Australia - Full Court decisions
Decisions of the full Court of the Federal Court from 1 January 2002. Full Court decisions prior to this date are available here.

Federal Court of Australia Cases (at AustLII)
'This database contains both single Judge and Full Court decisions from 1 February 1977 to 31 December 2001. From 1 January 2002, it contains single Judge decisions only.'

Family Court

Family Court of Australia Cases (at AustLII)
'This database contains decisions of the Family Court of Australia from 1988 as selected by the Court.'


Industrial Relations Court

Industrial Relations Court of Australia (at AustLII)
'This database contains decisions of the Industrial Relations Court of Australia from its commencement in 1994. The decisions are as provided by the Court.'


Federal Magistrates Court

Federal Magistrates Court of Australia Decisions (at AustLII)

Federal Magistrates Court of Australia - Family Law Decisions (at AustLII)


Federal Tribunals

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Decisions (at AustLII)
'This database contains the full text decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal since 1976 as selected by the Tribunal'

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Decisions (Tribunal site)
Includes recent decisions and links to consolidated decisions at AustLII

Australian Competition Tribunal

Australian Competition Tribunal (at AustLII)
'This database contains selected decisions of the Australian Competition Tribunal from 1997.'

Copyright Tribunal

Copyright Tribunal Decisions (at AustLII)
'This database contains selected decisions of the Copyright Tribunal from 1997.'

Defence Force Discipline Tribunal

Defence Force Discipline Tribunal decisions (AustLII)

Immigration Review Tribunal

Immigration Review Tribunal Decisions (at AustLII)
'This database contains the full text decisions of the Immigration Review Tribunal from 1990 as selected by the Tribunal'

Migration Review Tribunal

Migration Review Tribunal Decisions (at AustLII)
From 1 June 1999 - part of the AustLII database. Perform a global search, database search, casename search, view an alphabetical list or view a list of recent cases.

National Native Title Tribunal

National Native Title Tribunal Decisions (at AustLII)
'This database contains the full text decisions of the National Native Title Tribunal from 1994 as selected by the Tribunal.'

Refugee Review Tribunal

Refugee Review Tribunal Decisions (at AustLII)
'This database contains the full text of all decisions of the Refugee Review Tribunal and currently contains over 8,000 decisions. The data is provided by the Tribunal on a weekly basis'


Federal Commissions

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Authorisations and Notifications Register
From the ACCC website

Mergers and Acquisitions Register
From the ACCC website

Other ACCC Registers
Including access, pricing, product safety etc

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Decisions (at AustLII)

Industrial Relations Commission

Industrial Relations Commission decisions from 1988 (through AustLII)
'This database contains decisions of the Industrial Relations Commission of Australia as provided by the Department of Industrial Relations.'


Other Federal Decisions

Australian Designs Office

Australian Designs Office Decisions (at AustLII)
'This database contains selected decisions of the Australian Designs Office from 1983.'

Australian Patent Office

Australian Patent Office Decisions (at AustLII)
'This database contains selected decisions of the Australian Patent Office from 1981.'

Australian Press Council

Australian Press Council Decisions
AustLII database - decisions since 1976

Australian Trade Mark Office

Australian Trade Mark Office Decisions (at AustLII)
'This database contains selected decisions of the Australian Trade Marks Office from 1991.'

Federal Privacy Commissioner

Federal Privacy Commissioner of Australia cases (AustLII)

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