What has replaced the AAT?

On 16 December 2022, Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus announced the federal government’s plan to abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and replace it with a new administrative review body. The reasons for the proposed abolition were that the AAT had become too politicized through politically motivated appointments of AAT members, which rendered the tribunal dysfunctional. This … Read more

Is the AAT being abolished?

Yes, the Australian Government is undertaking a significant reform of its administrative review system, with the primary goal of improving its user-friendliness, efficiency, accessibility, independence, and fairness. The key aspects of this reform include: Abolishing the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT): The AAT will be disbanded and replaced with a new federal administrative review body. Transparent … Read more