What happens at an AAT directions hearing?

An Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) directions hearing is a procedural step in the AAT review process that serves several important purposes. In general, directions hearings are held to deal with issues relating to the progress of an application including any failure to comply with requirements to lodge documents or other material; access to documents required to … Read more

Can the AAT make a decision without a hearing?

Yes, there are certain situations where the AAT may decide not to conduct a formal hearing and instead make a decision based on the written submissions and information available. Here are the specific circumstances in which the AAT might make a decision without a hearing: Jurisdiction: If the AAT determines that it does not have … Read more