Section 362 B
Once an applicant fails to appear at the tribunal the usual procedures for making
written and oral decisions under Sections 368 and 368D no longer apply and the
procedures for making a “non-appearance decision” in Sections 362B and 362C
come into effect.
Section 362C-together with the note after Section 368(1)(f) –make it clear that a
“non-appearance decision” can only be made in writing-not orally.
Further, any notification of a “non-appearance decision” must – in accordance with
Section 362C (6) – be accompanied by a statement describing the effect of
Subsections 362B (1B) to (1F), which set out an applicant’s right to seek
reinstatement of the application