Resources & Publications


Tribunals play a fundamental role in the day to day lives of citizens, businesses and government. The structure, jurisdiction, workload and funding mechanisms of tribunals vary widely.

  1. Video conferencing isn’t a ‘pipeline’
  2. Technology ‘fix’ isn’t always the only way to improve its use
  3. ‘One size doesn’t fit all’
New South Wales

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZGUR (2011) 241 CLR 594: The High Court has found that the inquisitorial mode of operations of Tribunals was meant to ‘distinguish them from adversarial proceedings’ and to characterize their statutory functions. The Court repeated that the statutory injunctions to tribunals ‘to pursue the objective of providing a mechanism of review that is fair, just, economical, informal and quick’, to act ‘according to substantial justice and the merits of the case’, [and that] ‘[i]n so doing [the tribunal] is not to be bound by technicalities, legal forms or rules of evidence’, and ‘may get any information that it considers relevant’ ([19]), aidoes not impose ‘a general duty to make such inquiries’ (at [20]).

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Court and Tribunal Room acoustics. Courts and Tribunal Rooms have some of the most stringent acoustic requirements of all venues.

New South Wales

The impact of Australia’s decision to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the legislation governing, and the practice of, guardianship and mental health tribunals in Australia.

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In Australian law…merits review by tribunals is considered to be categorically different from judicial review by courts, at least in procedural and remedial terms. Whereas the characteristic merits review remedy is to vary a decision or make a substitute decision, the characteristic judicial review remedy is to set the decision aside and remit it for reconsideration.

New South Wales

8 June 2012 Managing Complex Cases. COAT CONFERENCE – 2012. Cathy Aird Deputy President – Domestic Building List.

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The Tribunal of Tomorrow Social Media in Tribunal Proceedings Evidentiary & Case Management Challenges. The Rules of Evidence as tools for dealing with social media information as “evidence” – Robert Bromwich SC 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers.

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Reasons for decision – dos and don’ts. Evidence in tribunals – a few hints. Model litigants – what can you expect?

New South Wales

Work environment. Unsupportive. Lack of appropriate resources. Systems in place: Hand‐over and follow‐up. Examples from Private practice. Examples from hospital practice.

New South Wales