Legislation, rules and practice directions
SAET legislation and legal documents
SAET is established by the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014 (the SAET Act) and prescribes how certain aspects of SAET is to operate including:
- principles, powers and procedures
- review and appeals
The Minister for Industrial Relations is the responsible Minister for the SAET Act.
Rules of the Tribunal may be made by the President and a Deputy President of the Tribunal after consultation with the Minister.
The current SAET Rules cover a range of issues, including matters of practice and procedure in proceedings before the Tribunal and the manner of presenting documents and information by the parties.
SAET Practice Directions
The President, in consultation with the Deputy Presidents, may issue Practice Directions in relation to the operation of the rules, and may from time to time rescind or amend any such Practice Direction.
The SAET Practice Directions provide guidance on many different types of applications and processes managed in the Tribunal.
New Practice Directions
SAET has issued new Practice Directions as follows:
- new practice direction, No 31, to regulate the court attire and dress standard for all proceedings before SAET.
- Practice Direction, No 28, responding to an issue that has arisen about recording of consent orders in connection with s58 assessments under the Return to Work Act 2014.
- Practice Direction, No 29, responding to the substantial increase in the number of appeals to SAET’s Full Bench.
- Practice Direction, No 30, to clarify the extent to which a party may be assisted by a friend for the purposes of s52(2) of the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014.
The complete library of South Australian legislation is available at www.legislation.sa.gov.au.