Cover 2007-2008 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 during the period 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008. The 2007-08 Annual Report can be downloaded as one file or in parts.

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Contents

Complete report

(Pages i-vi, 1-169)

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 and the Registrar's report. These two reports highlight significant events, issues and developments during the reporting year.
(Pages 1-8.)

Chapter 2: Overview of the Tribunal

Basic information about the Tribunal's role, functions and powers. It includes information about the Tribunal's members and staff, its organisational structure, case management process and the accessibility of the Tribunal.
(Pages 9-18.)

Chapter 3: Workload and performance

Information and commentary on the Tribunal’s workload and performance.
(Pages 19-32.)

Chapter 4: Our users and our partners

Information on the achievement of the goals set out in the Tribunal's Organisational Plan in relation to its users and partners.
(Pages 33-40.)

Chapter 5: Our people and our organisation

Information on the achievement of the goals set out in the Tribunal's Organisational Plan in relation to its people and the organisation. It also contains a range of other information relating to human resource management within the Tribunal and the administration of the Tribunal generally.
(Pages 41-54.)

Financial statements

The audited financial statements of the Tribunal and accompanying notes.
(Pages 55-90.)

Appendix 1: Members of the Tribunal

A list of Tribunal members as at 30 June 2008 and member profiles.
(Pages 92-116.)

Appendix 2: Staff of the Tribunal

Summary information in relation to staff of the Tribunal.
(Pages 117-118.)

Appendix 3: Statistics for the year ending 30 June 2008

Statistical information on different aspects of the Tribunal's workload during 2007-08.
(Pages 119-131.)

Appendix 4: Tribunal application fees

Information in relation to fees that are payable to lodge applications with the Tribunal.
(Pages 132-133.)

Appendix 5: Changes to jurisdiction

The laws - the Acts and legislative instruments (collectively referred to as 'enactments') - that altered the Tribunal's jurisdiction in the period 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008.
(Pages 134-137.)

Appendix 6: Decisions of interest

Summaries of a number of Tribunal decisions that were published during 2007-08. They reflect the different types of matters dealt with by the Tribunal and include some of the more important or interesting decisions delivered during the reporting year.
(Pages 138-147.)

Appendix 7: Freedom of information

This statement is made for the purposes of section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 and is correct as at 30 June 2008.
(Pages 148-149.)

Appendix 8: Speeches, papers and other activities

Speeches and papers given by Tribunal members and staff during 2007-08.
(Pages 150-151.)

Appendix 9: Commonwealth Disability Strategy - Tribunal performance

Information on the Tribunal's performance in implementing the Commonwealth Disability Strategy in relation to its role as a provider.
(Page 152.)

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 153-154.)

Endmatter and Indexes

Glossary, contacting the Tribunal, compliance index and alphabetical index.
(Pages 155-169.)