Changes to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

The Government has announced it will establish a new system of administrative review that is user-focused, efficient, accessible, independent and fair. 

As part of these changes the Government will abolish the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and replace it with a new federal administrative review body.

All matters currently before the AAT will continue. Many cases currently before the AAT will be finalised before the new federal administrative review body is established. Once the new body is established, any remaining cases will transition to the new body.

If you are a participant with an NDIA case currently before the AAT there are no further steps you need to take. The process for review of your matter remains unchanged and will be completed within the expected timeframes.

This reform is significant, and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will continue to work closely with the Attorney-General’s Department and key stakeholders to ensure they are informed by the relevant expertise, particularly in relation to NDIS case reviews. 

The Attorney-General will introduce legislation into Parliament in 2023 to establish the new federal administrative review body. 

Further information on these changes is available on the Attorney General’s Department website.