Many will be aware of the establishment of the Tribunal at the beginning of this week. Having received queries about making applications to the Tribunal from our Clients we have made enquiries and the situation as of today is as follows:
1. The Tribunal has been established.
2. Although members have been nominated, they have not yet been appointed by the Minister.
3. The rules of the Tribunal and the forms needed to apply to the Tribunal are still in draft format.
In the circumstances, it appears that the Tribunal, even though it has been established and is staffed, is not in a position to process any applications or to hear any cases. Ministerial action is required to get the outstanding matters completed.