The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is committed to creating a fair and inclusive working environment that values and utilises the contribution of its members and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  The AAT recognises that all people have different qualities, skills, qualifications, experience and attitudes to work and that valuing and making the most of these differences can improve the workplace for individuals and enhance the overall performance of the AAT. 

The AAT supports the maintenance of the principles of equity and diversity in the Australian Public Service.  All members and staff of the AAT can contribute by being familiar with the AAT’s workplace diversity objectives and principles, consistent with the AAT’s Service Charter, to:

  • treat each other with respect and dignity
  • make decisions genuinely based on equity and fairness
  • promote awareness of workplace diversity within the AAT
  • develop and maintain a highly skilled, diverse and effective workforce, where all employees and members are valued, encouraged and provided with opportunities to develop their potential
  • develop a supportive workplace culture which allows employees and members to balance their work and personal life
  • provide a safe, secure and healthy workplace, free of discrimination and harassment
  • embrace workplace diversity principles in recruitment and selection processes, and
  • incorporate the principles of equity and diversity in our business activities. 

*   The Administrative Appeals Tribunal will be amalgamating with the Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and the Social Security Appeals Tribunal with effect from 1 July 2015.  The Tribunal is committed to developing a new Workplace Diversity Plan following amalgamation. 

Sian Leathem
June 2015