Most SAT decisions can be subject to appeal.
Generally, appeals can be made on a question of law. The procedures set out in the State Administrative Tribunal Act 2004 allow an appeal to:
- the Court of Appeal (of the Supreme Court), if the decision was made by a Tribunal that included a judicial member; or
- the Supreme Court in all other SAT cases.
In the case of revenue and some vocational matters, appeals can be based on a question of fact as well as law.
Some enabling Acts also provide special appeal provisions. For example, under the:
- Guardianship and Administration Act, a decision by a single member of the SAT may be reviewed by the full Tribunal; and
- Planning and Development Act, the President of the SAT may review a SAT decision made by a Tribunal that did not include a legally qualified member.
For minor proceedings, as defined in the SAT Act, applicants can elect to waive their right of appeal. This choice is explained in Procedures.
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