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Attorney announces plan to simplify tribunal system

The NSW Attorney General, Greg Smith SC has announced a plan to simplify the state’s tribunal system and make it more accessible to the community.
 
Twenty three of the state’s tribunals will be integrated into a new overarching tribunal that will provide a simple, quick and effective process for resolving disputes, supervising occupations and reviewing executive action.
 
The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) will be a one-stop shop for almost all state tribunals, ranging from relatively small bodies such as the Chinese Medicine Tribunal through to the much larger Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal.
 
The Industrial Relations Commission is not one of the bodies to be consolidated at this time.
 
NCAT will have an internal appeals panel to enable quick and accessible reviews of most tribunal decisions.

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