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Recruitment of President and additional members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP
Media Release

Today the Australian Government commenced the search for a new President and additional members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). This is an important step in the Government’s reform of Australia’s system of administrative review.

On 16 December 2022 the Australian Government announced that it would replace the AAT with a new administrative review body. Once the new body is established, the AAT President will become its inaugural president.

Recruitment of a new President of the AAT

It is essential that the new President has the skills, expertise and personal qualities to lead the AAT during a period of significant and exciting reform. The appointment is full-time for a period of up to seven years. 

To ensure the recruitment process attracts the strongest possible field of candidates, appropriately qualified individuals can apply for the role directly or be nominated by a third party.

Recruitment of additional members to the AAT

The Government has committed $63.4 million over two years for at least 75 additional members to address the current backlog of cases in the AAT and reduce wait times.

This is an exciting opportunity for appropriately qualified individuals to make an important contribution to the most significant reform of the federal system of administrative review in decades. All new appointments will be made in accordance with the new AAT Appointment Guidelines.

This transparent and merit-based selection process is an integral part of the Australian Government’s commitment to providing the community with a trusted federal administrative review body that serves their interests.

Applications will close at 11:55pm AEDT on Wednesday 8 March 2023

Read more about the role and how to apply