Purpose and Objects of COAT
Purpose and Objects of the Council of Australasian Tribunals
The Council of Australasian Tribunals is an Australasian body that:
- supports the work of administrative and civil tribunals and promotes excellence in administrative justice;
- provides a forum and acts as a catalyst for discussion, education, research, policy development and law reform in the field of administrative justice;
- promotes and encourages tribunals to develop best practice models and standards of behaviour and conduct;
- develops and provides training material to support tribunal members.
The objects of the Council are to:
1. Enhance and expand contact among members of the administrative justice community by:
- improving communications and regional contacts among tribunals and members;
- acting as a national forum through conferences and its website.
2. Promote awareness of the role and importance of administrative justice by:
- working with tribunals, organisations and governments to develop and promote administrative justice;
- working with regional bodies and chapters to raise awareness about the work of tribunals;
- proposing initiatives and making representations on matters having an impact on administrative justice, tribunals and tribunal members.
3. Provide support and services of value to its membership by:
- promoting, encouraging and working in partnership with tribunals and chapters to ensure that adequate educational opportunities exist for tribunal members:
- developing training resources for Tribunal members.