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Courts and tribunals

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is an independent body that reviews a broad range of administrative decisions made by Australian Government ministers and officials, authorities and other tribunals.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Australian Competition Tribunal

The Tribunal hears applications for review of determinations of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Australian Competition Tribunal

Commonwealth Courts Portal

The Commonwealth Courts Portal is an initiative of the Family Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court of Australia. It provides web-based services for clients to access information about cases before the courts.

Family Court of Australia

Copyright Tribunal of Australia

Inquires into the amount of royalty payable in respect of the recording of musical works; fixes royalties or equitable remuneration in respect of compulsory licences; arbitrates disputes in relation to the terms of existing and proposed licensing schemes; and deals with applications for the granting of licences.

Copyright Tribunal of Australia

Council of Australasian Tribunals (COAT)

The Council of Australasian Tribunals facilitates liaison and discussion between the heads of tribunals. It supports the development of best practice models and model procedural rules, standards of behaviour and conduct for members and increased capacity for training and support for members.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal (DFDAT)

The Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal hears and determines appeals from courts martial and Defence Force magistrates in respect of service offences by Australian Defence Force personnel.

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal

Family Court of Australia (FCA)

The Family Court of Australia has jurisdiction over all matrimonial causes and associated responsibilities.

Family Court of Australia

Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC)

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia (formerly known as the Federal Magistrates Court) was established at the end of 1999. The court is an independent federal court under the Australian Constitution. The jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court includes family law and child support, administrative law, admiralty law, bankruptcy, copyright, human rights, industrial law, migration, privacy and trade practices. The court shares those jurisdictions with the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia. The objective of the Federal Magistrates Court is to provide a simpler and more accessible alternative to litigation in the superior courts and to relieve the workload of those courts.

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Federal Court of Australia (FCOA)

The Federal Court of Australia began to exercise its jurisdiction on 1 February 1977. It assumed jurisdiction formerly exercised in part by the High Court of Australia and the whole of the jurisdiction of the Australian Industrial Court and of the Federal Court of Bankruptcy.

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia (HCOA)

The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. Its functions are to interpret and apply the law of Australia; to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts.

High Court of Australia

Migration Review Tribunal – Refugee Review Tribunal

The MRT and the RRT provide an independent and final merits review of decisions made in relation to visas to travel to, enter or stay in Australia.

Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal

Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT)

The Social Security Appeals Tribunal is a statutory body established to review decisions made in relation to social security, education or training payments.

Social Security Appeals Tribunal

Veterans' Review Board (VRB)

The Veterans' Review Board is an independent tribunal to review decisions made by the Repatriation Commission on claims for acceptance of injury or disease as war-caused or defence-caused, on claims for war widows', war widowers' and orphans' pensions, on assessment of pension rate for incapacity from war-caused or defence-caused injury or disease, and on claims for the grant, or assessment of, attendant allowance.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

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