Alice McCormick
My passion comes from leading MinterEllison’s talented Commonwealth Government Administrative Law team and providing exceptional client service.
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I have extensive litigation experience in the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and Supreme Court. As part of my practice, I also provide strategic advice to agencies on administrative decision-making, judicial and merits reviews, freedom of information (FOI), legal professional privilege and privacy issues, and Comcover claims.

Adept at managing large caseloads, I have represented the Commonwealth in numerous highly sensitive and complex proceedings, and managed more than 500 cases for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Career Highlights

  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection – manage appeals to the AAT, Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court and High Court of Australia regarding decisions made under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth)
  • Australian Taxation Office; Department of Communications and the Arts; Department of Defence; Department of Health; Department of Human Services – advised on drafting statements of reasons, invoking exemptions, managing AAT appeals and processing FOI applications, and also provided training on administrative decision-making, FOI and privacy
  • Department of Communications and the Arts – defended a $20 million claim brought in the ACT Supreme Court by a company that had received funding for a large-scale telecommunications project under the Internet Access for All scheme
  • Comcover and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection – acted in relation to a claim for damages for negligence and false imprisonment arising out of immigration detention