Matthew Groom appointed to Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Matthew Groom
Matthew Groom

Former state government minister Matthew Groom has been appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal with a pay packet more than he was earning while in government.

The full-time, five-year appointment was made last month and has Mr Groom working in the Victorian division alongside former Liberal MHR Andrew Nikolic.

Mr Nikolic was appointed in January 2017 and his term expires in 2024.

Both are senior members of the tribunal which allows them to earn one of two levels of remuneration. 

One level pays a base salary of $275,000 and total remuneration of $376,710 while the other pays $231,500 and a total remuneration of $317,110.

There are six part-time members of the AAT in Tasmania, a Family Court judge, and part-time, non-judical deputy president Gregory Melick.

As a government minister, Mr Groom’s base salary was $203,560.

He served in Parliament from 2010 until 2018.