allan: By the way, if you do go to the Disputes Tribunal and win - unfortunately you can't claim back the $36 lodgement fee. Apparently it's specifically prohibited by the empowering legislation.
We had a taxi driver take my son to the Disputes Tribunal over supposedly uninsured losses in a motor vehicle accident and he tried to claim the cost from us and was told he couldn't. He lost anyway as it happened.
Yep, was aware of that. Small price to pay if it gets resolved. Thanks :)