Statutory review of the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015
On 27 July 2018, the Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, announced that the Hon Ian Callinan AC QC, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, would undertake a statutory review of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in accordance with section 4 of the Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015 (TA Act).
Submissions for this consultation closed on Friday, 24 August 2018
On 1 July 2015, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (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 Tribunals Amalgamation Act 2015 (TA Act).
Under section 4 of the TA Act, the Attorney-General was required to 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 was to also consider any other related matter that the Attorney-General specifies.
Terms of reference
During the course of the review, the timeframe for Mr Callinan to provide the report to the Attorney-General was extended to 31 December 2018. This date is consistent with the timeframe prescribed in section 4 of the TA Act.
The report on the review was tabled before Parliament on 23 July 2019.
If you require any of these documents in a different accessible format please contact AATStatutoryReview@ag.gov.au