ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL ACT 1975

PART IV - REVIEWS BY THE TRIBUNAL OF DECISIONS  

Division 5 - Procedural powers of Tribunal  

SECTION 42C   POWER OF TRIBUNAL IF PARTIES REACH AGREEMENT  

42C(1)  
If, at any stage of a proceeding for a review of a decision:


(a) agreement is reached between the parties or their representatives as to the terms of a decision of the Tribunal in the proceeding or in relation to a part of the proceeding or a matter arising out of the proceeding that would be acceptable to the parties (other than an agreement reached in the course of an alternative dispute resolution process under Division 3 ); and


(b) the terms of the agreement are reduced to writing, signed by or on behalf of the parties and lodged with the Tribunal; and


(c) the Tribunal is satisfied that a decision in those terms or consistent with those terms would be within the powers of the Tribunal;

the Tribunal may, if it appears to it to be appropriate to do so, act in accordance with whichever of subsection (2) or (3) is relevant in the particular case.

42C(2)  


If the agreement reached is an agreement as to the terms of a decision of the Tribunal in the proceeding, the Tribunal may make a decision in accordance with those terms without holding a hearing of the proceeding or, if a hearing has commenced, without completing the hearing.

42C(3)  
If the agreement relates to a part of the proceeding or a matter arising out of the proceeding, the Tribunal may in its decision in the proceeding give effect to the terms of the agreement without, if it has not already done so, dealing at the hearing of the proceeding with the part of the proceeding or the matter arising out of the proceeding, as the case may be, to which the agreement relates. Limitation for administrative assessments of child support

42C(4)  


The Tribunal must not act in accordance with subsection (2) or (3) to give effect to an agreement in relation to a departure from administrative assessment of child support in accordance with Part 6A of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 , unless it is satisfied that it is just and equitable and otherwise proper to do so, having regard to the matters set out in subsections 117(4) and (5) of that Act. Variation or revocation of decisions other than on child support first reviews

42C(5)  


The Tribunal may vary or revoke so much of a decision as it made in accordance with subsection (2) or (3) if:


(a) the parties, or their representatives, reach agreement on the variation or revocation; and


(b) the terms of the agreement are reduced to writing, signed by or on behalf of the parties and lodged with the Tribunal; and


(c) the variation or revocation appears appropriate to the Tribunal; and


(d) in the case of a variation - the Tribunal is satisfied that it would have been within the powers of the Tribunal to have made the decision as varied.

42C(6)  


Subsection (5) does not apply to a decision made on child support first review.



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