The Tribunal was established in 1976 to provide independent merits review of administrative decisions. The Tribunal reviews a range of administrative decisions made by Australian Government Ministers, Departments, Agencies, Authorities and other Tribunals.
Administrative Appeals Tribunal proceedings are conducted with as little formality and technicality and with as much expedition and proper consideration of the matters as the legislation permits. The Tribunal is not bound by rules of evidence and is able to inform itself in any manner it considers appropriate.
A large part of the Tribunal’s work load is in family assistance and social security taxation, veterans’ affairs and workers’ compensation. The Tribunal also exercises powers in divisions which include, Veteran Appeals Divisions, Security Appeals, Taxation Appeals and General Administrative Appeals.
The Tribunal also reviews decisions in areas including bankruptcy, citizenship and immigration, civil aviation, customs, freedom of information and security assessments by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
Stinchcombe Haney Legal has extensive experience in Administrative Appeals Tribunal representation and we make the process as straight forward as possible whilst ensuring the protection of your interests.