On 3 November 2014, the tribunals introduced an SMS hearing reminder service for applicants scheduled to appear before the tribunal at a hearing.
The tribunals use email as a primary means of communication for case related correspondence with applicants and representatives who have agreed to communicating by email.
Application for review forms M1, M2 and R1 were updated on 13 October 2014. The forms now provide applicants with an opportunity to elect to receive all case correspondence from the tribunals via email.
From 1 July 2015, key Commonwealth external merits review agencies will be amalgamated. This includes the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal, Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the Classification Review Board. Further information is available on the Attorney-General's Department website.