Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:
(a) the Secretary of a Department; or
(b) the Chief Executive Medicare; or
(c) the Chief Executive Centrelink; or
(d) the Child Support Registrar.
(a) conferencing; and
(b) mediation; and
(c) neutral evaluation; and
(d) case appraisal; and
(e) conciliation; and
(f) procedures or services specified in the regulations;
but does not include:
(g) arbitration; or
(h) court procedures or services.
Paragraphs (b) to (f) of this definition do not limit paragraph (a) of this definition.
means a member who has been authorised by the President under section 59A for the purposes of the provision in which the expression occurs.
means an officer of the Tribunal who has been authorised by the President under section 59B for the purposes of the provision in which the expression occurs.
child support first review
means a proceeding that is or would be a proceeding in the Social Services and Child Support Division on application for AAT first review within the meaning of the Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 .
(a) an Act;
(b) an Ordinance of a Territory other than the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory or Norfolk Island; or
(c) an instrument (including rules, regulations or by-laws) made under an Act or under such an Ordinance;
and includes an enactment as amended by another enactment.
Note: See also subsection 25(8) (Norfolk Island enactments).
immigration advisory service
means a body that provides services in relation to the seeking by non-citizens (within the meaning of the Migration Act 1958 ) of permission to enter or remain in Australia.
(a) a Judge of a court created by the Parliament; or
(b) a person who has the same designation and status as a Judge of a court created by the Parliament.
(a) the President; or
(b) a Deputy President; or
(c) a senior member; or
(d) any other member (of any level referred to in subsection 6(3) ).
(a) an enactment (within the meaning of the Norfolk Island Act 1979 ); or
(b) an instrument (including rules, regulations or by-laws) made under such an enactment;
and includes a Norfolk Island enactment as amended by another Norfolk Island enactment.
(a) the Registrar; or
(b) a person appointed as an officer of the Tribunal under section 24PA .
(a) if a review of the decision is or would be an AAT first review within the meaning of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 - section 111B of that Act; and
(b) if a review of the decision is or would be an AAT first review within the meaning of the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 - section 224A of that Act; and
(c) if a review of the decision is or would be an AAT first review within the meaning of the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 - section 142A of that Act; and
(d) if a review of the decision is or would be an AAT first review within the meaning of the Student Assistance Act 1973 - section 311A of that Act.
(a) an application to the Tribunal for review of a decision; and
(b) an application to the Tribunal under subsection 28(1AC) ; and
(c) an application to the Tribunal for review of a taxing of costs; and
(d) an application to the Tribunal for a costs certificate under section 10A of the Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981 ; and
(e) an application to the Tribunal under subsection 62(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 ; and
(f) any other application to the Tribunal under this Act or any other Act; and
(g) any matter referred to the Tribunal for inquiry and/or review under this Act or any other Act; and
(h) an incidental application to the Tribunal made in the course of, or in connection with, an application or proposed application, or a matter, referred to in a preceding paragraph.
(a) authorises an application to be made for review of the decision; and
(b) designates the review as an AAT second review .
means a senior member of the Tribunal (of either level referred to in subsection 6(3) ).
(a) means the Administrative Appeals Tribunal established by this Act; and
(b) in relation to a proceeding, means the Administrative Appeals Tribunal so established as constituted for the purposes of the proceeding; and
(c) includes a member, or an officer of the Tribunal, exercising powers of the Tribunal.
Where a board, committee or other unincorporated body constituted by 2 or more persons is empowered by an enactment to make decisions, this Act applies as if that board, committee or other body were a person empowered to make those decisions. 3(3)
Unless the contrary intention appears, a reference in this Act to a decision includes a reference to:
(a) making, suspending, revoking or refusing to make an order or determination;
(b) giving, suspending, revoking or refusing to give a certificate, direction, approval, consent or permission;
(c) issuing, suspending, revoking or refusing to issue a licence, authority or other instrument;
(d) imposing a condition or restriction;
(e) making a declaration, demand or requirement;
(f) retaining, or refusing to deliver up, an article; or
(g) doing or refusing to do any other act or thing.
(Repealed by No 38 of 2005)
(Repealed by No 38 of 2005)
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