Last updated 20 January 2017

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Appealing against Commonwealth Government Actions
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Obtaining Reasons for Commonwealth Government Decisions
Who can Appeal against a Government Action?
Applications for Review of a Government Action
Procedure of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

An administrative appeal is concerned with a challenge to either the merits or legal errors of an administrative decision. An administrative appeal is therefore different from judicial review (see the Complaints against Government — Judicial Review chapter), which can only be successful if a decision is legally wrong. An administrative appeal involves a full rehearing of the issues that were the subject of the original decision and a fresh decision on the evidence.