The AAT has just released its Annual Report for the year ending 2018.

Here is a useful summary of some interesting statistics:


  • 17, 960 appeals (45%) were finalised during this period but a further 44,436 still await review.


  • A caseload increase of 42 percent with 30 fewer members since inception is no doubt the reason for the chronic backlog.


  • Only 3.1% of AAT decisions were upended on further review in the courts.


We thankfully acknowledge the Migration Institute of Australia for this summary.