Can the AAT consider new evidence?

Yes, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in Australia generally has the authority to consider new evidence during its review of administrative decisions. The AAT conducts a merits-based review, which means it assesses whether the original government decision was made correctly based on the evidence, law, regulations, and policies at the time of the original decision. … Read more

Does the AAT have judicial power?

In Australia, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) does not possess the full scope of judicial power that is typically associated with the judiciary, such as the power to make final determinations on matters of law and fact in the same manner as a court. Instead, the AAT exercises what is often referred to as “quasi-judicial” … Read more