The Federation Press

The Law of Tribunals

Annotated Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 (NSW)

Overview

This is a practical book about the law governing practice and procedure in Tribunals with annotations on the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 (NSW).

Tribunals exercise administrative, curial and inquisitorial powers and are playing a greater role in the administration of justice in Australia for resolving administrative and civil disputes than ever before. This has resulted in the consolidation of the many tribunals in the States and Territories into large 'super tribunals' covering the field of administrative disputes between citizens and government, civil disputes between citizens, and supervisory, disciplinary and protective matters concerning protection of the community and individuals.

Designed with ease of use in mind, this book includes:

  • commentary on the law of tribunals;
  • annotated versions of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 (NSW) and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2014 (NSW);
  • a comparative table highlighting corresponding sections of legislation for the tribunals in the various States and Territories.

Table of Contents

Foreword by the Hon Justice Robertson Wright, President, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Acknowledgements
Author’s Note
About This Book
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Comparative Table of Legislation

PART A: INTRODUCTION

A.1     Classification of tribunals
A.2    Nature of tribunal proceedings
A.3    Jurisdiction
A.4    Discretion
A.5    Principle of finality and estoppel
A.6    Jurisdictional error
A.7    Conduct of the parties in tribunals
A.8    Consumer claims
A.9    Procedural fairness
A.10  Evidence
A.11   Privilege
A.12   Self-incrimination privilege
A.13   Abuse of process
A.14   Damages
A.15   Interim relief
A.16   Views, photos and video tapes

PART B: CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL ACT 2013 (NSW)

Sections and annotations
          Part 1: Preliminary
          Part 2: Establishment of Tribunal
          Part 3: Jurisdiction of Tribunal
          Part 4: Practice and procedure
          Part 5: Enforcement
          Part 6: Appeals
          Part 7: Miscellaneous
B.S1  Schedule 1: Savings, transitional and other provisions
B.S2  Schedule 2: Provisions relating to members
B.S3  Schedule 3: Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division
B.S4  Schedule 4: Consumer and Commercial Division
B.S5  Schedule 5 : Occupational Division
B.S6  Schedule 6: Guardianship Division
B.S7  Schedule 7: Examples of procedural rule-making powers

PART C: CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL REGULATION 2013 (NSW)

Clauses and annotations
           Part 1: Preliminary
           Part 2: Fees and witness allowances and expenses
           Part 3: Miscellaneous
C.S1   Schedule 1: Resolution processes
C.S2  Schedule 2: Fees

PART D: CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL RULES 2014 (NSW)

Rules and annotations
           Part 1: Preliminary
           Part 2: Time
           Part 3: Electronic case management
           Part 4: Service
           Part 5: Documentation
           Part 6: Commencement of proceedings
           Part 7: Parties to proceedings and representation
           Part 8: Conduct of proceedings
           Part 9: Determination of proceedings
           Part 10: Functions of registrars
           Part 11: Miscellaneous

PART E: PROCEDURAL DIRECTIONS

E.1    All NCAT proceedings
E.2   Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division
E.3   Consumer and Commercial Division
E.4   Guardianship Division
E.5   Occupational Division

PART F: GUIDELINES

PART G: ANNOTATIONS TO CONSUMER, TRADER AND TENANCY TRIBUNAL ACT 2001 (NSW)

Index

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