Legislative Council: Wednesday, April 10, 2024


South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

The Hon. D.G.E. HOOD (15:08): Supplementary: Attorney, are there any formal guidelines in place with respect to the timeliness of SACAT decisions?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:08): I think SACAT, as I have said, over their nine years of existence have made some 270,000 orders, which—when I was visiting SACAT just Friday last week and informed of that—on some very quick maths I reckon is somewhere between an order every three or four minutes of their existence. It is a very high-volume jurisdiction but, in terms of guidelines, I know that they do things as speedily as they can. I am not sure if there are specific guidelines for a whole range of different matters, but I know that they are pretty well respected and do things in a timely manner, as timely as possible.