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Objection disallowed

I recently had a CoA conference and subsequently objected to the decision. The grounds for application were reason 8 raised by the applicant (payee) and a reason 1 raised by me through cross application. A SCO considered Reason 8 in favour of the payee and did not consider Reason 1 at all.

After I objected to the decision on the basis that my cross application was not considered at all it took time (60 days allowed) during which CSA changed the Guide and their Procedural Instructions  to remove grounds upon which I applied. The decision of the objection officer was to disallow the objection because the ground was not longer a viable ground.

Once again CSA have demonstrated that they are above the Law and could change anything which does not suite their purpose to deem and destroy.

What should I be doing next?

I would appreciate your thoughts.




Merry Christmas to everyone!

LBS
What is the basis of the Reason 8 decision?
Do you consider the Reason 8 decision justified?

What was the Reason 1 that you used to cross apply?
As your objection was already in the system the earlier procedure should have applied as you were acting on information that was supplied to you at the time you lodged your objection.

Can you provide more information on what changed?
Fairgo said
As your objection was already in the system the earlier procedure should have applied as you were acting on information that was supplied to you at the time you lodged your objection.
  Fairgo, I think you are right. Albert should apply to SSAT and base his application on the legislation, which is CS Assessment Act rather than on the CSA Guide. I hope the Act won't be amended before the matter is heard in the SSAT.
If Albert was to write a letter of complaint to C$A about this, giving them 28 days to respond, he could then go to the Commonwealth Ombudsman for assistance if C$A ignore or dismiss the complaint.
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