Asking for a review of the decision
If a candidate believes the decision of the Screening Authority is not correct, they have the right to lodge an appeal with the Local Court of the Northern Territory. They must lodge an application with the Local Court within 28 working days of receiving the decision from the Screening Authority.
Candidates may appeal against any of the following decisions made by the Screening Authority:
- A decision to not issue a Clearance Notice
A decision to revoke an existing Clearance Notice
- A decision to place conditions on a Clearance Notice.
The decision made by the Screening Authority must be followed until a new decision is made by the Local Court. This might mean candidates are unable to work with children until a new verdict has been made.