Liberal-appointed tribunal members’ pay claims ‘fishy’, says Labor senator

Liberal-appointed tribunal members’ pay claims ‘fishy’, says Labor senator

The Guardian

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Murray Watt wants guarantee four part-time administrative appeals tribunal members are not ‘rorting public funds’

Part-time administrative appeals tribunal members appointed by the Coalition are being overpaid by claiming “pretty questionable” hours for their work, a Labor senator has claimed.

During a Senate estimates hearing on Wednesday, Murray Watt used data on the payment to four part-time members to grill the AAT about the plausibility of their work claims, which he described as “fishy”.

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