OVERVIEW

The AAT can review decisions made by a number of decision-makers, including:

  • Federal Government Ministers
  • Federal Departments

JURISDICTION

Among the many decisions it can review are those relating to:

  • migration and refugee visas and visa-related decisions
  • Australian citizenship

We assist in reviewing Federal administrative decisions in the following areas:

  • Migration Visas (including protection visas)
  • Citizenship

REVIEW OF DECISIONS

The AAT reviews a decision “on the merits”. This means that the Tribunal take a fresh look at the facts, law and policy relating to the decision and arrive at its own decision. 

The AAT must make the legally correct decision or, where there can be more than one correct decision, the preferable decision.

  • The AAT has the power to:  affirm a decision, vary a decision or set aside a decision
  • substitute a new decision, or remit a decision to the decision-maker for reconsideration.

OUR SERVICES FOR THE REVIEW PROCESS

For the review process, our services include:

  • Receiving and studying all documents which are relevant to the case under review
  • Receiving correspondence on your behalf, if you nominate us as your authorised recipient).
  • For the hearing, we shall:
  • represent you in the preparation and running of your case
  • prepare written submissions and documentary evidence
  • contact the Tribunal on your behalf
  • accompany and assist you at any meeting or hearing arranged by the Tribunal.
  • If the Tribunal informs you of certain information that might lead to an adverse decision and gives you an opportunity to comment on or respond to that information, we shall:
  • assist you in the preparation of your comments or responses; and
  • send them to the Tribunal.
  • If necessary, advise you to request the Tribunal to take evidence from other persons.

WHY US ?  You will be served by our experienced lawyers who are  not only migration agents but as qualified lawyers can also help and advise you at every step of the way.