Attorney-General's
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) provides independent merit reviews of decisions made by Australian Government ministers and departments, and other organisations under Commonwealth laws. The AAT most commonly review decisions relating to child support, family assistance and social security, visas, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), taxation, veterans’ entitlements, and workers compensation for employees covered by Commonwealth laws. We are independent of the person or department that made the original decision and we aim to make our review process accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    0

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

    1 July 1976

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Deputy President Stephen Boyle 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Other Mr. John Billings 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Other Dr. Peter McDermott RFD 1 December 2015 30 November 2022
Other The Hon Justice Susan Kenny QC 24 November 2015 23 November 2020
Other Mr. Egon Fice 1 June 2015 31 May 2018
Other The Hon Justice David Berman 29 May 2015 28 May 2020
Other Mr. James (Jim) Walsh 25 March 2016 24 March 2019
Other The Hon Justice Jennifer Davies 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Other Mr. Rodney Dunne 1 June 2015 31 May 2018
Other The Hon Justice Antony Siopis SC 24 November 2015 7 July 2018
Other The Hon. Dennis Cowdroy OAM 1 March 2016 28 February 2021
Other Miss. Stephanie Forgie 8 September 1988 3 November 2021
Other Mr. Andrew Nikolic AM CSC 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Other The Hon Justice Alan Robertson SC 12 November 2015 9 May 2020
Other Mr. James Constance 9 December 2015 8 December 2022
Other VACANT    
Other The Hon Justice John Logan RFD SC 24 November 2015 23 November 2020
Other Mr. John Cipolla 1 July 2016 30 June 2021
Other The Hon Justice Michael Laurence Barker QC 24 November 2015 9 May 2020
Other Mr. Denis Dragovic 30 May 2016 29 May 2023
Other Ms. April Christina Freeman 30 May 2016 29 May 2023
Other Mr. Donald Ross Davies 1 March 2016 28 February 2021
Other Mr. Peter Britten-Jones 25 March 2016 24 March 2021
Other The Hon Justice Berna Collier 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Other Dr. Damien John Cremean 1 June 2015 31 May 2020
Other The Hon Justice Robert Benjamin 24 November 2015 23 November 2020
Other Ms. Jan Redfern PSM 21 March 2016 20 March 2023
Other Mr. Shahyar Roushan 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Other Mr. Anthony Cotter 5 September 2014 4 September 2019
Other The Hon Justice Victoria Bennett 29 May 2015 28 May 2020
Other Ms. Linda Kirk 30 January 2017 29 January 2024
Other Ms. Kira Raif 1 July 2016 30 June 2021
Other The Hon Justice Richard White 29 May 2015 28 May 2020
Other The Hon Justice Andrew Greenwood 24 November 2015 23 November 2020
Other Mr. Milton Griffin QC 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Other Ms. Katherine Bean 1 June 2013 31 May 2018
Other Ms. Adria Marissa Poljak 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
Other Prof. Bernard McCabe 25 March 2016 24 March 2019
Other The Hon Justice Janine Stevenson 29 May 2015 28 May 2020
Other Dr. Irene O'Connell 26 February 2016 25 February 2021
Other The Hon Justice Nye Perram SC 16 May 2013 15 May 2018
Other Mr. Peter Edward Nolan 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Other The Hon Justice Gaetano (Tony) Pagone 29 May 2015 28 May 2020
Other VACANT    
Other Prof. Michael John McGrowdie 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
Other VACANT    
Other Ms. Irene Tsiakas 1 July 2015 10 July 2018
Other Dr. Nicholas Manetta 5 August 2013 4 August 2018
Other VACANT    
Other Ms. Josephine Christine Kelly 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Other Mr. Theodore Tavoularis 13 June 2016 12 June 2021
Other Mr. Ian Molloy 11 April 2013 10 April 2018
Other VACANT    
Other Mr. William (Bill) George Stefaniak AM RFD 25 March 2016 24 March 2021
Other Major General Aziz (Greg) Melick AO RFD SC 5 September 2014 4 September 2019
Other The Hon Justice John Middleton QC 24 November 2015 23 November 2020
Other Mr. John Francis Sosso 30 May 2016 29 May 2023
Other Mr. Bruce Harvey 1 July 2015 24 July 2018
Other Mr. Gary Humphries 1 January 2015 31 December 2019
Other VACANT    
Other The Hon Justice Jayne Jagot 24 November 2015 23 November 2020
Other The Hon Justice Colin Forrest 29 May 2015 28 May 2020
Member Mr. Peter Emmerton 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Brendan Darcy 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Dr. William Isles 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Judith Williams 16 May 2016 15 May 2019
Member Ms. Stephanie Brakespeare 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Justin Owen 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Kate Juhasz 30 May 2016 29 May 2023
Member Mr. James Edward Silva 2 August 2016 1 August 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Alison Murphy 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Ms. Alison Mercer 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Prof. Julie Quinlivan 1 July 2015 30 June 2018
Member Ms. Ann Barbara Brandon-Baker 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Kathryn Ann Edmonds 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Perrohean Sperling PSM 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Michael Ison 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Jennifer Cavanagh 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Beverley (Bev) Grehan 16 May 2016 15 May 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Jason Pennell 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Wan Shum 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mrs. Danica Buljan 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Ms. Wendy Banfield 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Justine Clarke 1 July 2015 31 July 2021
Member Richard Ellis 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Rhonda Ruth Bradley 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Ms. Sian Leathem 7 April 2015 6 April 2020
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Bronte John Earl 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Steven Cullimore 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mrs. Fiona Ruth Meagher 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Ms. Rachel Westaway 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Heidi Gregory 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Mila Foster 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Nathan Goetz 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Dr. Robin Taylor 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Maxina Martellotta 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Member Mr. Hugh L Sanderson 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Margaret Bourke 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Brigadier Anthony Gerard Warner AM LVO 1 June 2015 31 May 2018
Member Maria Rosa Gagliardi 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Aruna Reddy 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Nora Lamont 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Yvonne Mary Webb 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Jade Murphy 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Julie Dianne Forgan 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
Member Ms. Jean Cuthbert 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Donald James Morris 26 February 2016 25 February 2021
Member Mrs. Lana Gallagher 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Ms. Karen Margaret Synon 30 June 2015 29 June 2020
Member Ms. Jane Louise Marquard 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member Ms. Amanda Paxton 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Dr. Alexandra Bordujenko 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Brian Stooke AM 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Andrew Carson 25 March 2016 24 March 2019
Member Ms. Sally Mayne 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Anne Grant 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Tania Flood 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Mr. Andrew Cameron 14 March 2016 13 March 2021
Member VACANT    
Member George Hallwood 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Bruce Albert Swanson 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Dr. Geoffrey Markov 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Paul Noonan 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Erika Cornwell 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Kent Chapman 4 April 2016 3 April 2021
Member Michael Cooke 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. William Appleton 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member VACANT    
President The Hon. Justice David Thomas 28 June 2017 27 June 2024
Member Ms. Nicola Jane Findson 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Dr. Niall Francis Cain 16 May 2016 15 May 2019
Member Christopher Hardy 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Gabrielle Cullen 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Mr. Michael Manetta 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member Ms. Amanda Ducrou 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Member Mr. Marshal John Douglas 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
Member Mr. Ian Thompson 5 August 2013 4 August 2018
Member Ms. Angela Cranston 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member Ms. Susan Trotter 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Ms. Robyn Margaret Anderson 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Dr. Martin John Glasson 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Louie Hawas 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Anne-Marie Elias 25 March 2016 24 March 2021
Member Dr. Louise Bygrave 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member Ms. Regina Lillian Perton OAM 5 September 2017 4 September 2024
Member Lisa Hespe 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Mr. Christopher Packer 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Dr. Leslie George Stephan 26 May 2016 25 June 2020
Member Mrs. Gina Lazanas 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Rodrigo Pinto-Lopez 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Linda Symons 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Michelle East 6 February 2017 5 February 2024
Member Prof. David Ben-Tovim 26 February 2016 25 February 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Paul Samuel Glass 30 May 2016 Determined by the appointer
Member Helen Moreland 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Prof. Timothy Daniel Bohane 26 May 2016 25 May 2019
Member Mr. Alexander Reinhard Byers 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Justin Meyer 4 April 2016 3 April 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Meenakshi Sripathy 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Joseph Lindsay 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member David Tucker 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Dr. Michael Couch 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Bernard Hughson 26 February 2016 25 February 2021
Member Dr. Jonathon Gillis 25 March 2016 24 March 2019
Member Mr. Mark Gordon Hyman 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
Member Ms. Diana Benk 1 July 2015 31 December 2017
Member Ms. Kate Buxton 16 May 2016 15 May 2019
Member Mr. Christopher J K Smolicz 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Michael Judd 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Ms. Alison Smith 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Christine Long 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Michelle Diane Baulch 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ian Berry 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Sandra Taglieri 5 August 2013 4 August 2018
Member Mrs. Mary Urquhart 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Simon Letch 16 May 2016 15 May 2019
Member Dr. Peter Wilkins MBE 26 February 2016 25 February 2021
Member Ms. Anna Burke 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Mrs. Louise Nicholls 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Carmel Morfuni 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Angela Therese Beckett 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Nicole Joanne Burns 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Susan De Bono 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Kim Parker 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Ms. Roslyn Elizabeth Smidt 30 June 2015 29 June 2020
Member Mr. Giovanni Longo 1 July 2015 31 December 2017
Member Mr. David Barker 30 June 2015 29 June 2020
Member Thomas Mark Bishop 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Elizabeth Shanahan 17 April 2015 16 April 2018
Member Ms. Denise Eileen Connolly 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Julia Ann Leonard 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Joanne Bakas 1 July 2015 31 December 2017
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Stavros Georgiadis 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Geraldine Hoeben 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member David McCulloch 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Tina Bubutievski 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Member Ms. Kruna Dordevic 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Graham Maynard 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Brian Rayment QC 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Kate F Malyon 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Susan Georgina Lewis 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Sean E Baker 1 July 2015 30 June 2021
Member Mr. Perry Quinlan Wood 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Helena Claringbold 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Mr. Peter Vlahos 30 May 2016 29 May 2023
Member Dr. Eric Knight 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member Ms. Hannelore Schuster 6 February 2017 5 February 2024
Member Mr. Alexander Ward 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Marianna Moustafine 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Penelope Hunter 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Ms. Moira Brophy 13 June 2016 12 June 2019
Member Dr. Harry Schwarz 26 May 2016 25 May 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Rodger Shanahan 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Mr. John Devereux 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Member Hollie Hughes 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Mr. Peter Higgins 1 July 2015 31 December 2017
Member Mr. Paul Anthony Windsor 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Ms. Jennifer Cripps Watts 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Dr. Sofia Khan 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
Member Prof. Ronald McCallum AO 5 August 2013 4 August 2018
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Timothy John Connellan 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Ms. Tamara Hamilton-Noy 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Member Nicholas McGowan 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Christhilde Breheny 1 July 2015 30 June 2018
Member Ms. Andrea Schiwy 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Tigiilagi Eteuati 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Mireya Hyland 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Kathryn Millar 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Allison Windsor 16 November 2017 15 November 2024
Member Stephen Conwell 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Ian Garnham 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Mr. William Bruce Kennedy 30 May 2016 29 May 2019
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Christine Rosemary Cody 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Mr. Adam Halstead 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Member Ms. Linda Holub 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Ms. Kate Timbs 30 June 2015 29 June 2020
Member Ms. Amy Wood 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Antonio Dronjic 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Adrienne Millbank 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member Mrs. Lilly Mojsin 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Mr. Robert Stephen Wilson 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Dr. James Popple 1 January 2015 31 December 2017
Member Mr. Russell Matheson 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Steven Norman 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Christine Kannis 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Dr. Christopher Nigell William Kendall 30 June 2015 29 June 2020
Member Richard West 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Patricia Alida Hall 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Ms. Susan Hoffman 1 April 2016 30 March 2019
Member Dr Bridget Cullen 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Saxon Rice 30 May 2016 29 May 2023
Member VACANT    
Member Dr. Colin Huntly 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Ms. Frances Simmons 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Mr. Paul Millar 1 July 2015 29 June 2020
Member Mr. Michael Bruce Hawkins 30 May 2016 29 May 2023
Member Catherine Carney-Orsborn 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member VACANT    
Member Frank O'Loughlin 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Melissa McAdam 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Mr. Nicholas Gaudion 11 April 2013 10 April 2018
Member Ms. Rania Skaros 1 July 2016 30 June 2019
Member Mr. Alan McMurran 16 January 2017 15 January 2024
Member Ms. Antoinette Younes 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Ms. Dominique Grigg 1 July 2017 30 June 2024
Member Mr. Seamus Francis Rafferty 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member Mr. Jeffrey Robert Thomson 30 May 2016 29 May 2021
Member Dr. Bennie Ng 25 March 2016 24 March 2021
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