Recommendations

Recommendation 1

3.130    While the committee recognises that the bill has merit and that action needs to be taken to ensure compliance with the model litigant obligation, the committee recommends that the Senate not pass the bill in its current form.

Recommendation 2

3.136    The committee recommends that the government initiate action to fully ascertain the nature and extent of the problem of non‑compliance with the model litigant obligation, such as an independent audit of compliance.

Recommendation 3

3.141    The committee recommends that the government include tribunals (such as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal), as well as courts, in any proposed legislation relating to the enforcement of the model litigant obligation by courts.

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