Reasons for Decision:
1 This decision relates to an application for review of a decision made by the Director General of the Department of Fair Trading (the administrator), refusing to grant Artarmon Auto Recycling Pty Ltd (AA Recycling) an auto dismantlers' licence under the Motor Dealers Act 1974 (the Act). An internal review affirmed the administrator's original decision.
2 On 12 July 2000, Paul Marriott, a director of AA Recycling lodged an application for review of this decision with the Administrative Decisions Tribunal (the Tribunal). Leave was granted by the Tribunal pursuant to s 81 of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal Act 1997 (the ADT Act), on 11 September 2000, to amend the application by substituting Artarmon Auto Recycling Pty Ltd for Paul Marriott, as the named applicant in these proceedings.
3 The issue for the Tribunal to determine is whether the administrator in refusing to grant AA Recycling an auto dismantlers licence, made the correct and preferable decision having regard to the relevant legislative provisions.