The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government and some non Government bodies. The AAT also reviews decisions of the Norfolk Island Government.
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm (Registry Counter 9.00am – 4.30pm).
The Mental Health Tribunal is an independent body established under the Mental Health Act 2013. It protects the rights, safety, inclusion and dignity of people being involuntarily treated for mental illness.
The Mental Health Tribunal is responsible for civil and forensic matters. The Mental Health Tribunal’s main function is:
- to authorise and review the treatment of people with mental illness, who don’t have the capacity to make decisions and provide informed consent for treatment.
This includes deciding:
- when people with a mental illness can be detained in a hospital or other treatment facility
- what treatment a doctor can provide when it has been decided that the person is too unwell to make treatment decisions for themselves.
The Tribunal is independent. It is not connected to any hospital or other facility or organisation that provides mental health services.
The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal is an independent statutory body established by the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993. It hears and determines a broad range of appeals and applications from over 20 statutes. Under Section 5(3) of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993, the Tribunal is part of the State’s resource management and planning system. The objectives of that system are incorporated into the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993 under Schedule 1 and those objectives are:
- promote the sustainable development of natural and physical resources and the maintenance of ecological processes and genetic diversity;
- provide for the fair, orderly and sustainable use and development of air, land and water;
- encourage public involvement in resource management and planning;
- facilitate economic development in accordance with these objectives; and
- promote the sharing of responsibility for resource management and planning between the different spheres of Government, the community and industry in Tasmania.
The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Registry is also the premises of the Registry for the Forest Practices Tribunal (see Section 35(1) of the Forest Practices Act 1985).
The Commission is an independent tribunal established under the Industrial Relations Act 1984.
The Commission’s role is related only to the Tasmanian State Service and is to:
- Conciliate and arbitrate to resolve industrial disputes, including claims of unfair dismissal
- Fix wage rates
- Set terms and conditions of employment by making industrial awards and approving enterprise agreements and industrial agreements
- Review an action in respect of which an application for review has been made under section 50(1) of the State Service Act 2000.
The Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal is an independent statutory tribunal created under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, with a primary responsibility to determine all disputes relating to workers compensation in Tasmania.
The functions of the tribunal are:
- To determine all claims for compensation referred to it under the Act.
- To determine such other matters as are referred to it under the Act.
- To exercise the powers conferred and the duties imposed on it in the Act.
- To hear and determine any appeal referred to under the Workers (Occupational Diseases) Relief Fund Act 1954.
Independent statutory body set up to resolve complaints about decisions of trustees in relation to superannuation policies. Complainants should first lodge Registration of Complaint Form available from the Tribunal.