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“Hired gun VCAT members”

VCAT fails its own mission statements of being a low cost, accessible, efficient and independent tribunal delivering high quality dispute resolution. The institution of draconian fees now dramatically highlights this disconnect.

Every single thing is against average Joe’s. They cannot match the money of corproations nor the specific expertise of planners. They do not have the perceived ‘old boys’ network that operates at VCAT hearings between corporation lawyers, and their ‘hired guns’ VCAT Members, so they are ‘behind the eight ball’ from the beginning. Tribunal Members pay rapt attention to expert (so-called) witnesses who they know full well are PAID to give unsworn evidence. Why else would they be there?

At the core is the endless games played by corporations…e.g. the ambit claims that VCAT take so seriously, the employment of so many lawyers, the ‘hired gun” VCAT members that the lawyers demand.

The childish way VCAT members appear to question lawyers (They only ask questions that they know the answers too, or are irrelevant to the final ruling) is astounding.

hired gun VCAT members


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    Burgercheese Jan 04, 2015

    Without owners knowing, manager take the interest from their account, and pay it to the a Fund. From this fund every year more than a million is paid to VCAT . Effectively managers are stealing owners money and using it to pay off VCAT.

    Sound unbelievable? It's pfficially documented in VCAT's own annual report and the Strata Community Australia Annual report AGM 2014 page 18.

    Don't trust VCAT.

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    Gary Faye Jan 15, 2016

    The VCAT Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal is an Absolute Toothless Tiger, a big fat toothless CAT! Their 'members' (aka wanna be judge but without the brains or the legal clout)are incapable of intelligent thought let alone deciphering law! They are also dogs who are always on the side of the dollar, ignoring basic law and contractual terms. They are NOT the judiciary, they are not the law. They ultimately have to rely on the courts to reinforce their 'orders'. In other words they are A JOKE, and only set up to pretend to be the law. The entire semi legal structure and style is frankly a joke- it is only a matter of time that people realise that it is nothing more than a public wasting of our tax money. What use is a ' semi legal' but not really juridical organisation anyway, its an administrative system to allow high paying jobs to useless 'members' that are in fact nothing more than a butt without its powers. When these butts get lost they cower behind their desks, pull faces and bully. When challenged they deny the law and edit the hearing audio. They leave situation untenable because of their lack of care and ability. No one with honour works at VCAT, and those who support it, such as its inhouse lawyers etc, are nothing but another legal joke.

    The tribunal is funded by the below

    Residential Tenancies Fund
    Domestic Building Fund
    Victorian Property Fund
    Retail Tenancies Fund
    Health Boards
    Guardianship and Administration Fund
    Legal Practice List

    If the opposing party pays money to these funds you are stuffed. VCAT follows the dollar. Pay VCAT through the above funds and you literally can’t lose a case.

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