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NCAT 5-Year Statutory Review

Wednesday 10, Jul 2019

On the 30 May 2019, The Department of Justice announced a review of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013, which established the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).

The purpose of the review is to find out how well it is working, and to look at reforms that could strengthen access to justice for people in NSW.

The Department invited interested individuals and organisations to give their feedback about the effectiveness of NCAT and to suggest ideas that promote increased access to justice.

Submissions were sought on any issue relating to the operation of NCAT. Some suggested questions to consider included:

  • Is it easy or difficult for people to work out whether NCAT is the right body to resolve their legal issue?
  • Is NCAT accessible and responsive to its users’ needs?
  • Are there things that NCAT could do to make it easier for people appearing in the Tribunal to understand the process and participate?
  • Does NCAT resolve legal disputes quickly, cheaply and fairly?
  • Should NCAT resolve some matters just by looking at the documents submitted by the parties, without a hearing in person?
  • Does NCAT need additional powers to be able to enforce its decisions?

Submissions closed on 10 July 2019.

The RVRA submission to the review may be viewed HERE