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The AAT membership consists of the President and other members appointed as Deputy Presidents, Senior Members or Members. The Governor-General appoints AAT members to make decisions on applications for merits review.

Members have expertise in areas such as accountancy, aviation, disability, engineering, law, medicine, migration, military affairs, public administration, science and social welfare. They consider additional information that may not have been before the original decision maker and they often conduct hearings to test evidence.

AAT staff perform administrative and corporate duties. They may also deliver Alternative Dispute Resolution services to help parties reach agreement without the need for a hearing.

You can find more information about how the roles of members and staff of the AAT differ on our website.