Cover 2005-2006 Annual ReportThe purpose of this Annual Report is to inform the Attorney-General, the Parliament, Tribunal users and the general public about the performance of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (the AAT) during the period 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006. The 2005-2006 Annual Report can be downloaded as one file or in parts.

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Contents

Complete report

(Pages i-vi, 1-174.)

Introductory pages

Letter of transmittal, table of contents and the reader's guide.
(Pages I-VI.)

Chapter 1: The year in review

The President's overview, Registrar's report and Organisational plan and statement of achievements. These two reports highlight significant issues relating to the Tribunal's performance during the reporting year.
(Pages 1-10.)

Chapter 2: Overview of the Tribunal

Basic information about the Tribunal's role, functions and powers, its members and staff, its organisational structure, case management process and accessibility.
(Pages 11-20.)

Chapter 3: Workload and performance

Information and commentary on the Tribunal's workload and performance results. It includes information on financial performance, performance against internal time standards, complaints and external scrutiny.
(Pages 21-34.)

Chapter 4: Our users and our partners

Information on initiatives to improve the Tribunal's practices and procedures, access to the Tribunal and the Tribunal's liaison with its users. It also describes the Tribunal's relationships with other organisations in relation to issues concerning the Tribunal and its operations.
(Pages 35-44.)

Chapter 5: Our people and our organisation

Information on human resource management within the Tribunal and the administration of the Tribunal generally.
(Pages 45-56.)

Financial Statements

The audited financial statements of the Tribunal and accompanying notes.
(Pages 57-96.)

Appendix 1: Members of the Tribunal

A list of Tribunal members as at 30 June 2006 and member profiles.
(Pages 97-118.)

Appendix 2: Staff of the Tribunal

Summary information about staff of the Tribunal.
(Pages 119-120.)

Appendix 3: Statistics for the year ending 30 June 2006

Statistics about the Tribunal's workload during 2005-06.
(Pages 121-134.)

Appendix 4: Tribunal application fees

Information about Tribunal application fees including when a fee is not payable.
(Pages 135-136.)

Appendix 5: Changes to jurisdiction

Lists the enactments that altered the Tribunal's jurisdiction in the period 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006.
(Pages 137-140.)

Appendix 6: Decisions of interest

Summaries of Tribunal decisions in the Tribunal's major jurisdictions.
(Pages 141-152.)

Appendix 7: Freedom of information

A statement about the categories of documents the Tribunal possess and how people can gain access to information held by the Tribunal.
(Pages 153-154.)

Appendix 8: Speeches, papers and other activities

Speeches, papers and other presentations given by Tribunal members and staff.
(Pages 155-156.)

Appendix 9: Commonwealth Disability Strategy - the Tribunal's performance in employer role

A table of performance indicators and measures for the reporting period.
(Pages 157-158.)

Appendix 10: Consultancies and other reporting requirements

Detailed information of certain consultancies let during the reporting year and information on a range of other matters.
(Pages 159-160.)

Endmatter and Indexes

Glossary, contacting the Tribunal, compliance index and alphabetical index.
(Pages 161-174.)