Administrative Appeals Tribunal Amendment Bill 2004

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Administrative Appeals Tribunal Amendment Bill 2004

8 March 2005

© Commonwealth of Australia 2005
ISBN 0 642 71467 3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 301KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of committee (PDF 95KB)
Recommendations (PDF 89KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 88KB)
Chapter One - Introduction (PDF 149KB)
Key provisions of the Bill
Consultation on the Bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Notes on references
Chapter Two - Issues (PDF 258KB)
Removal of the requirement that the President of the AAT must be a Federal Court judge (item 15)
Removal of provisions allowing tenured appointment of members (item 21)
Provisions allowing the President to remove a member from a tribunal, and to reconstitute a tribunal (item 66)
Provisions allowing the Tribunal to request a person applying for review to amend their statement of reasons (item 95)
Provisions allowing the Minister rather than the Governor-General to assign members to Divisions of the Tribunal (item 36)
Other issues
Additional comments and points of dissent by Senator Brian Greig (PDF 145KB)
Removal of provisions allowing tenured appointments of members
Removal of the requirement that a presidential member should be a part of a tribunal considering certain migration matters
Ordinary members to constitute multi-member tribunals
Appendix One - Organisations and individuals that provided the Committee with submissions (PDF 88KB)
Appendix Two - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee (PDF 87KB)
Sydney, Tuesday 1 February 2005  

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Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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