From 31 January 2015 the tribunals will only accept applications for review made on M1, M2 and R1 paper forms with design date 10/14.
Applications lodged on forms with any other design date on or after 31 January 2015 will be deemed invalid and will not be accepted by the tribunals.
The tribunals are now welcoming applications from suitable candidates to fill a number of Member positions (full-time or part-time) in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.
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.
On 3 December 2014 the Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2014 was introduced into Parliament. The Bill proposes to amend the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1976 to merge the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Migration Review Tribunal-Refugee Review Tribunal and the Social Security Appeals Tribunal. Further information is available on the Attorney-General's Department website.