the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
SACAT is a state tribunal that helps South Australians resolve issues within specific areas of law, either through agreement at a conference, conciliation or mediation, or through a decision of the Tribunal at hearing. SACAT also conducts reviews of Government decisions.
From 2 September 2019, the Tribunal will have jurisdiction under the Equal Opportunity Act (EO Act) 1984 to determine complaints referred by the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, make orders exempting persons or organisations from a part of the EO Act, and to review a decision of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity to refuse to extend the time to lodge a complaint. Read more here.
From 9 August 2019, SACAT will have a disciplinary jurisdiction under the Health Practitioners Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010. This will allow SACAT to receive and determine disciplinary actions against health practitioners. Read more here
In light of the Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Bill 2019 recently passed by parliament and currently awaiting assent SACAT is amending its rules in anticipation of the conferral of the jurisdictions under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia) Act 2010. SACAT is seeking feedback on the proposed amendments by close of business Wednesday, 7 August 2019. Click here to see a copy of the proposed amendments and a consolidated draft of the rules.