Attendances at SAET – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic responses

19 November 2020

As a result of the South Australian Government’s Emergency Management (Stay at Home) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 during this Covid-19 Circuit Breaker period, the public and professional facing operations of the South Australian Employment Tribunal will be affected. As of today, 19 November 2020, SAET is adopting the following practices. We are also cognisant of the fact that working from home may adversely affect the ability of representatives to be properly and fully prepared for any particular case.

No in-person attendance at SAET

There will be no public access to the Riverside Building, other than for essential services. As such, SAET cannot be physically accessed. Contact to SAET will only be via email (saet@sa.gov.au). For urgent dust disease matters or urgent industrial disputes requiring immediate action telephone Registry on (08) 8207 0999.

Matters before Commissioners

As previous, all scheduled hearings and conferences, including those scheduled to be conducted in-person, will continue to be by teleconference.

Matters before Presidential Members

In-person conferences and hearings cannot proceed with the current restrictions. Chambers will contact the parties in any particular listed case to make alternative arrangements. Whilst some conferences and hearings may be able to proceed via telephone or MS Teams, others may not. The parties are to consider what arrangements may work best in each case.

Review We will review our position at the end of the Covid-19 Circuit Breaker period and in accordance with changing circumstances, updated South Australian Government advice and directives, and the advice of health experts.

The Honourable Justice Steven Dolphin

President
South Australian Employment Tribunal