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Contents

  • Chapter // 01 – The year in review
    • President's overview
    • Registrar's review
    • 2014–15 highlights and achievements
  • Chapter // 02 –Overview of the AAT
  • Chapter // 03 –Our performance
  • Chapter // 04 –Our users and our relationships
  • Chapter // 05 –Our organisation and our people
  • Financial statements
  • Appendixes
    • Appendix // 01 Members of the AAT
    • Appendix // 02 Staff of the AAT
    • Appendix // 03 AAT jurisdiction
    • Appendix // 04 Applications, outcomes, listings and appeals statistics
    • Appendix // 05 Resourcing tables
    • Appendix // 06 Application fees
    • Appendix // 07 Decisions of interest
    • Appendix // 08 Speeches, publications and other activities
    • Appendix // 09 Other reporting requirements
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • List of requirements

Table of Figures

  • Chapters
    • Table 2.1 Membership of the AAT, 30 June 2015
    • Figure 2.2 Case management process
    • Chart 3.1 Applications lodged, finalised and current – Total
    • Chart 3.2 Applications lodged, finalised and current in 2014–15 – By jurisdiction
    • Chart 3.3 Applications lodged, finalised and current – Social security
    • Chart 3.4 Applications lodged, finalised and current – Veterans' affairs
    • Chart 3.5 Applications lodged, finalised and current – Workers' compensation
    • Chart 3.6 Applications lodged, finalised and current – Taxation Appeals Division and Small Taxation Claims Tribunal
    • Chart 3.7 Applications lodged, finalised and current – Other jurisdictions and applications
    • Table 3.8 Deliverables targets and results, 2014–15
    • Table 3.9 Key performance indicators and results, 2014–15
    • Chart 3.10 Performance against time standards
    • Table 3.11 Percentage of applications finalised within time standards
    • Table 3.12 Freedom of information requests
    • Table 3.13 Service standards
    • Table 3.14 Complaints to the AAT
    • Table 3.15 Issues raised in complaints to the AAT
    • Table 3.16 Applications relating to warrants, controlled operations and other functions considered by AAT members
    • Table 3.17 Examinations held under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
    • Table 5.1 Executive Deputy Presidents/Senior Member, 2014–15
    • Table 5.2 Trends in expenditure on consultancy contracts
    • Table 5.3 Trends in staffing numbers
    • Table 5.4 Trends in compensation claims
    • Table 5.5 Employees who identify as Indigenous
  • Appendixes
    • Table A1.1 Members of the AAT, 30 June 2015
    • Table A2.1 Employment by registry, 30 June 2015
    • Table A2.2 Equal employment opportunity data, 30 June 2015
    • Table A2.3 Employment status and arrangements, 30 June 2015
    • Figure A2.4 Administrative structure of the AAT, 30 June 2015
    • Table A4.1 Applications lodged and applications finalised, 2014–15
    • Chart A4.2 Applications lodged – By state and territory
    • Chart A4.3 Applications finalised – By state and territory
    • Table A4.4 Percentage of applications finalised without a hearing
    • Table A4.5 Outcomes of applications for review of a decision finalised in 2014–15
    • Chart A4.6 Applications current at 30 June 2015 – By state and territory
    • Table A4.7 Alternative dispute resolution processes, interlocutory hearings and hearings conducted by the AAT
    • Table A4.8 Constitution of tribunals for hearings
    • Table A4.9 Appeals against decisions of the AAT – By jurisdiction
    • Table A4.10 Outcomes of appeals against AAT decisions — By jurisdiction
    • Table A5.1 AAT resource statement, 2014–15
    • Table A5.2 Expenses for outcome
    • Table A6.1 Fee revenue summary: total received, refunded and forgone
    • Table A6.2 Reduced fees paid
    • Table A6.3 Applications for which no fee paid where one fee payable for two or more applications lodged by the same applicant
    • Table A8.1 Speeches and presentations
    • Table A8.2 Competition adjudication and training
    • Table A8.3 Publications
    • Table A8.4 Other engagement activities
    • Table A9.1 Trends in non-campaign advertising
    • Table A9.2 Environmental performance reporting