Submission by Assistant Professor Narelle Bedford to the Statutory Review of the Amalgamated Administrative Appeals Tribunal

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On 27 July 2018, the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, announced that the Hon Ian David Francis Callinan AC QC, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, will undertake a statutory review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in accordance with section 4 of the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015 (TA Act).

On 1 July 2015, the AAT was amalgamated with the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal. The amalgamation occurred following the commencement of the TA Act.

Under section 4 of the TA Act, the Attorney-General must cause a review of the operations of the amendments made under the TA Act, commencing as soon as practicable three years after the commencement of the TA Act. The Review must also consider any other related matter that the Minister specifies.

The terms of reference are as follows.

AAT Statutory Review - Terms of Reference [PDF 20KB]
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2018


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