Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975



The Council shall consist of -

(a) the President; and

(b) the Commonwealth Ombudsman holding office under the Ombudsman Act 1976 ; and

(ba) the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission established by the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 ; and

(c) the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission established by the Australian Law Reform Commission Act 1996 ; and

(ca) the Australian Information Commissioner holding office under the Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010 ; and

(d) not fewer than 3 other members or more than:

(i) unless subparagraph (ii) applies, 10 other members; or

(ii) if a higher number than 10 is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this subparagraph - that higher number of members.

The members referred to in paragraph (1)(d) shall be appointed by the Governor-General and shall be appointed as part-time members.

The Governor-General shall appoint one of the members to be the President of the Council.


The performance of the functions or the exercise of the powers of the Council is not affected by a vacancy in the office of a member referred to in paragraphs (1)(a), (b), (ba), (c) or (ca) or by reason of the number of appointed members falling below 3 for not more than 3 months.


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