The Tribunal will only reconsider a decision in very limited circumstances, to fix unfairness in the process of making the decision, rather than in the result. If you believe a decision is wrong or that the outcome is unfair, your option is judicial review. The Tribunal cannot review or hear appeals of its own decisions. See information on How Do I Ask the Court to Review the Tribunal Decision?
If you apply to reconsider a decision, this does not affect the time limit to file a judicial review application in respect of a final decision.
There is a 14 day time limit for applying to reconsider a decision. This means that you must apply within 14 days of when you discovered the information that you are relying on, or when you could have discovered it.
For example, a Tribunal decision says that you did not make a submission, but you did make a submission. You must apply within 14 days of the decision.
To persuade the Tribunal to reconsider a decision, you must use a General Application. Your application must show:
(1) the information or circumstances that you rely on to ask for reconsideration
(2) when this came to your attention
(3) why the interests of fairness and justice require reconsideration, and
(4) the change you want to the decision
Usually, the same member who made the original decision will decide an application to reconsider the decision. If you believe that the same member should not decide the application, you must give your reasons in your application.
Tribunal members have a duty to be fair. This includes having an open mind when deciding an application. Therefore, it is not enough to say you are concerned that the first decision was not in your favour. You must explain what would lead a reasonable, informed person to think the member would not fairly decide the reconsideration application.