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If you are having trouble making your voice heard with a government department, real estate or business, you can apply to have the matter heard by a tribunal. PossABLE advocate Ben Gilholme writes about the types of tribunal.

 

There are 2 types of tribunal.

 
1. The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). NCAT focuses on state matters like
  • consumer claims
  • tenancy
  • guardianship
  • discrimination
  • and state/local government administrative decisions.
 
2. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). The AAT focuses on federal matters like
  • NDIS
  • Child support
  • compensation
  • visa-related decisions, and
  • taxation.

NCAT and AAT can help you by working through the issues you have to reach an agreement or resolution with the other party. They are informal settings, and you generally don’t need legal representation.

A disability advocate can help you apply and prepare for a tribunal and support you through the process.

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