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Cover 2008-09 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 2008 to 30 June 2009. The 2008-09 Annual Report can be downloaded as one file or in parts.

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Complete report

(Pages 1-v, 1-170.)

Introductory pages

Letter of transmittal and table of contents.
(Pages i-v.)

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 Tribuna

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: Our performance

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

Chapter 4: Our users and our partners

The Tribunal's performance in meeting the goals for its users and partners identified in the 2008-09 Organisational Plan.
(Pages 33-42.)

Chapter 5: Our people and our organisation

The Tribunal's performance in meeting the goals for its people and the organisation identified in the 2008-09 Organisational Plan. It also provides information on human resource management and the Tribunal's administration and governance.
(Pages 43-54.)

Financial statements

The audited financial statements of the Tribunal and accompanying notes.
(Pages 55-94.)

Appendix 1: Members of the Tribunal

A list of Tribunal members as at 30 June 2009 and member profiles.
(Pages 95-118.)

Appendix 2: Staff of the Tribunal

Summary information in relation to staff of the Tribunal.
(Pages 119-120.)

Appendix 3: Applications, outcomes, listings and appeals statistics

Statistical information on different aspects of the Tribunal's workload during 2008-09.
(Pages 121-133.)

Appendix 4: Resourcing tables

The Tribunal's resource statements for 2008-09.
(Pages 134-135.)

Appendix 5: Tribunal application fees

Information in relation to fees that are payable to lodge applications with the Tribunal.
(Pages 136-137.)

Appendix 6: 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 2008 to 30 June 2009.
(Pages 138-140.)

Appendix 7: Decisions of interest

Summaries of a number of Tribunal decisions that were published during 2008-09. 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 141-149.)

Appendix 8: 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 2009.
(Pages 150-151.)

Appendix 9: Speeches, articles and other activities

Speeches and articles by Tribunal members and staff during 2008-09.
(Pages 152-155)

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 156-157.)

Appendix 11: 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 158.)

Glossary and Indexes

Glossary, compliance index and alphabetical index.
(Pages 159-170.)