NOTICE TO NTCAT USERS
UPDATED COVID-19 MEASURES
NOTICE #3 – 15 June 2020
This notice, which takes effect on Monday, 15 June 2020, replaces all previous COVID-19 notices issued by NTCAT.
NTCAT has implemented the updated measures notified in Notice #2 dated 5 May 2020 and is now operating in much the same way as it did prior to the COVID-19 emergency. Listings and other tribunal processes that were cancelled or deferred in response to the pandemic have now been restored.
NTCAT will continue to conduct itself according to requirements imposed by the Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments and will expect parties to tribunal matters to do the same.
Otherwise, parties should be aware of the matters below.
PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE AT LISTINGS
Parties are expected to attend in person at the tribunal for listings (hearings and compulsory conferences).
A party wishing to participate at a listing by remote means will need to make an application for NTCAT’s permission to do so. COVID-19 related issues (for example, travel restrictions or particular health vulnerabilities) may be raised in support of an application for remote participation. NTCAT’s strong preference is that remote participation (if permitted) is by means of on-line videoconferencing using the WebEx application.
NTCAT will once again accept hard copy documents at its registries and at hearings. However, the tribunal has always encouraged parties to submit and exchange documents electronically and that remains its strong preference.
UPDATES & FURTHER INFORMATION
Unless there is a substantial deterioration in the situation in the Northern Territory or nationally, it is likely this will be the last COVID-19 notice issued by NTCAT.
Details of current measures will be published on the NTCAT website at https://ntcat.nt.gov.au/
DATED: 15 June 2020