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Submissions for this consultation closed on Friday, 24 August 2018

On 27 July 2018, the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, announced that the Hon Ian David Francis Callinan AC QC, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, will undertake a statutory review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in accordance with section 4 of the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015 (TA Act).

On 1 July 2015, the AAT was amalgamated with the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal. The amalgamation occurred following the commencement of the TA Act.

Under section 4 of the TA Act, the Attorney-General must cause a review of the operations of the amendments made under the TA Act, commencing as soon as practicable three years after the commencement of the TA Act.  The Review must also consider any other related matter that the Minister specifies.

The terms of reference are as follows.

Relevant submissions to the Reviewer can be made to Mr Callinan by email to AATstatutoryreview@ag.gov.au or via post addressed to:

AAT Statutory Review
c/o Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

Submissions and the names of persons or organisations making a submission will be treated as public and may be published on this website, unless the author clearly indicates to the contrary. A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to a submission marked confidential will be determined in accordance with that Act.​