What is the role of SACAT?

What is the role of SACAT?

SACAT helps people in South Australia to resolve issues within specific areas of law, either through agreement at conciliation or mediation, or through a decision of the Tribunal at hearing. The Tribunal also conducts reviews of government decisions.

How do you make an application to the SACAT?

You can apply now via our online application form. Users can submit applications over the phone with the help of a community access officer during business hours. Applications can be lodged at the public kiosk at SACAT – with assistance available from SACAT staff and volunteers.

How long does it take to get a Sacat hearing?

How long before a hearing is held? Applications for guardianship and administration are generally listed for a full hearing within 3- 4 weeks of lodgment.

What happens in tribunal hearing?

In normal times, most tribunal hearings are held in large rooms, rather than formal court rooms. After the opening statements, the tribunal will invite the parties to call their witnesses to give their evidence (witness statements are no longer read out by a witness). …

How do I become a legal guardian in South Australia?

To apply to be assessed to become a guardian you must be an approved carer and have cared for the child for 2 years. Approved carers interested in becoming guardians are encouraged to apply to the department. The process involves a 2 phase assessment, followed by an application to the Youth Court.

What happens if I win a tribunal?

If you’ve won, the tribunal might take a break to allow you and your employer to try to agree a settlement. It can be good for both sides to agree a settlement, even at this stage. But if you can’t reach a settlement, you can go back to the tribunal for them to make the compensation award.

What is enduring power of guardianship in South Australia?

An Enduring Power of Guardianship is a legal document that authorises a person of your choice, to make important personal, lifestyle and treatment decisions on your behalf should you ever become incapable of making such decisions yourself. This person is known as an enduring guardian.