Calling on all frustrated authors. Before you reach for the axe join VISA and chip in on the AAT review – submission due soon

On 16 December 2022 the Attorney General announced that the Federal Government would abolish the AAT and replace it with a new federal administrative review body that is user-focused, efficient, accessible, independent and fair.

This reform aims to paper in the members only section:

  • Establish a new administrative merits review body that is independent and transparent;
  • Ensure the new body is cohesive and its procedures and processes are harmonized where appropriate;
  • Develop a legislative framework that is modern, fit for purpose and provides sufficient flexibility to address changing needs;
  • Adopt a user-friendly design with simple, accessible pathways for applicants;
  • Ensure it facilitates efficient and just resolution of matters where appropriate and possible; and
  • Enhance the quality of administrative decision making across government by creating feedback mechanisms in relation to significant issues and trends in matters before the new body.

The issues paper includes 67 questions to be answered (Paper available for VISA members)

Direct all correspondence to the VISA Advisory Committee. (Details in members only Area)

Join the fight – Join VISA.

Do yourself a favor and for less than a cheap cup of coffee a week join VISA!

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