SACAT can review many decisions under the Community Housing Providers (National Law) (South Australia) Act 2013
Types of decisions SACAT can review
SACAT reviews decisions by:
- the Minister for Human Services to order that property be transferred or sold by the community housing provider (section 23 of the Act)
- South Australia Housing Trust to withhold consent to the sale, transfer, assignment, mortgage or other dealing with land (section 24 of the Act)
SACAT also reviews the following decisions of registrars:
- refusing an application for registration
- refusing an application to vary registration
- imposing or revoking any additional standard condition of registration
- issuing binding instructions
- varying the category of registration
- cancelling registration
- refusing an application for the cancellation of registration
- appointing a statutory manager.
Applying for a review
An appeal against a decision of the Minister for Human Services or the South Australian Housing Trust must be lodged within one month of the date of the decision.
An appeal against a decision of a Registrar must be lodged within 14 days of the decision.
Some registered housing cooperatives and housing associations have not yet transitioned to the National Law and continue to be regulated by the SA Cooperative and Community Housing Act 1991.
These entities may also seek a review by SACAT of acts or decisions by the South Australian Housing Trustor the Minister for Human Services.