Senate debates

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Motions

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

11:52 am

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

The government is considering the recommendations of the Hon. Ian Callinan AC QC. The consideration of Mr Callinan's recommendations to limit members to lawyers will be considered in the context of the AAT's role to provide merits review that is low-cost and informal. This includes having large numbers of current members without legal backgrounds but with expertise across the diverse range of matters considered by the AAT. The government will continue to ensure that all members are appropriately qualified and appointed on merit.

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