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Procedure where an appeal committee seeks further information

In considering an appeal, an appeal committee may seek clarification on, for example, points of law, interpretation of the Act and Regulations or policy decisions/precedents established by the Board.  Any such material will be furnished to the applicant and the appeal committee.  The applicant will be invited to make submissions on such material prior to the appeal committee making its decision.

Where an appeal committee considers material other than that contained in the application the applicant will be advised that:-

  • such additional material is being considered and is being made available to the applicant;
  • if so requested, an opportunity will be given to submit comments within a specified time period; and
  • such comments should be transmitted through the law centre.