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    VIC Do AAT decisions affect the states?

    Can a ruling at the AAT affect the states. Do the states have to follow a ruling made by the AAT? I want to quote a AAT case in a freedom of information request I am making with the Queensland commissioner. But I am not sure if I can do that or if it has any relevance to the freedom of...
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    QLD CSA Paternity Fraud Issue

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    My student visa was rejected on the grounds that I did not meet the GTE requirements. I have lodged an application for a review to the AAT. The COE/course attached to the student visa has finished (July 2018). The AAT has not listed my review. What will happen if the AAT is successful? Will I...
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    NSW How to Apply for a "Stay" on Child Support Payments?

    Hi, I am currently in an appeal process at the AAT for child support. There is a directions hearing in a few weeks, the first stage in the appeals process. I have ceased making payments to Child Support Agency as of when I lodged the appeal with AAT, as CSA withdrew a massive amount of money...
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    NSW Dissemination of Family Court Documents - Help?

    Hi legal brains, Can I use without leave of the court discoverable documents made part of the compulsory Family Court processes and court orders and enter those documents into evidence in an Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)? I know that a defence is that as long as the documents are only...
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    NSW Disputing Child Support Assessment?

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    TAS Advice on Disability Pension application

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    QLD Expert Opinion and Report - Implications for the AAT?

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    TAS Centrelink Disability Support Pension (DSP) Dispute to Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

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