Recruitment for deputy presidents and senior members of new Administrative Review Tribunal begins

New Administrative Review Tribunal will replace Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Recruitment for deputy presidents and senior members of new Administrative Review Tribunal begins

The Australian government has announced that the recruitment for deputy presidents and senior members of the new Administrative Review Tribunal (ART) has commenced.

Those who will take up the role of deputy presidents will be part of the legal experts and leaders in the ART while senior members will hear complex matters and will fulfill a range of leadership functions.

The appointments for terms of up to five years will take place through a transparent, merit-based assessment process that is congruent to the current technicalities stated in the guidelines for appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

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The Australian government has established the ART as a new and fit-for-purpose federal administrative review body. It will replace the AAT, which provided independent merits review on administrative decisions made under Commonwealth and Norfolk Island laws.

This reform seeks to implement a transparent and merit-based appointments process, appoint additional members to address existing backlogs, implement sustainable funding arrangements, implement a single and updated case management system to address critical business risks, introduce procedural efficiencies and process improvements, implement support services, and emphasise early resolution where possible.

Member-level positions were advertised in September. The assessment process for them is being conducted.

Applications for deputy presidents and senior members positions can be submitted online through the attorney-general’s department website. Deadline for submitting applications will be on 11 December 2023 at 5 pm AEDT.

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