23/07/2019

The Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General, tabled in Parliament today the report of the scheduled statutory review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. The review, required under the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015, was undertaken in 2018 by the Hon Ian Callinan AC, former Justice of the High Court of Australia.

The AAT welcomes the release of the report which we will now review in detail. It includes recommendations about a range of aspects of the Tribunal’s operations.

In the context of a significant increase in our workload in recent years, the AAT is committed to providing review processes that are accessible, fair, just, economical, informal, quick and proportionate, and that promote confidence in the Tribunal's decision-making. We look forward to working with Government in relation to the development of the response to the report and otherwise considering its recommendations.

The report is available to read on the Attorney-General’s Department website.