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Our outcome, program and purpose

The AAT has a single outcome specified in the 2018–19 Portfolio Budget Statements:

Provide correct or preferable decisions through a mechanism of independent review of administrative decisions that is accessible, fair, just, economical, informal, quick and proportionate.

We are a single-program agency.

Our objective is set out in section 2A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act. In carrying out our functions, we must pursue the objective of providing a mechanism of review of administrative decisions that:

  • is accessible
  • is fair, just, economical, informal and quick
  • is proportionate to the importance and complexity of a matter, and
  • promotes public trust and confidence in the decision-making of the AAT.

We provide administrative justice for individuals and organisations seeking to challenge decisions that affect their interests and, more broadly, contribute to improving the quality of government decision‑making.