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.
Principal Registrar Recruitment
Following the decision of the current SACAT Principal Registrar, Clare Byrt, not to seek a further appointment and retire, a recruitment process is underway to find a new Principal Registrar.
Details of the role and how to apply can be found on the ‘I work for SA’ website here.
As noted in our 27 April 2018 e-news bulletin, one of the main recommendations from the 2017 Statutory Review into SACAT’s operations, and one of our highest priorities, is the consolidation of SACAT to a single location.
SACAT’s Collinswood premises will soon close its doors and its staff and operations will relocate to our 100 Pirie Street premises. Pirie Street will house more hearing rooms, functional workspaces, collaborative areas, quiet rooms, better amenities and breakout spaces.
This is an exciting time for SACAT as co-location will mean we can further develop a single unified culture and will benefit from increased flexibility, mobility and cohesion across the organisation.
Construction work is currently underway at Pirie Street to provide more hearing rooms and workspaces. It is anticipated that our Collinswood team will move to Pirie Street early next month (December).
The co-location will mean hearings are no longer held at Collinswood. Parties who usually attend hearings at Collinswood will notice that upcoming hearings (from December onwards) are scheduled at Pirie Street.
Those notices will include information about parking and access. We will also continue to conduct hearings as flexibly as possible including by phone, video-conference and off-site when the circumstances require.
Please contact SACAT if you have any questions about the changes. We particularly welcome questions about how to get to and access 100 Pirie Street from those attending the Pirie Street premises for the first time.
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