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Green v State of Queensland, Brooker and Keating [2017] QCAT 008 In a growing trend, sexual harassment claims are being brought under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) (the “Act”) which is not restricted in proceedings or damages in the same manner as the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld). Member Gordon The applicant sought...
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Chivers v State of Queensland (Queensland Health)[2014] QCA 141 HUMAN RIGHTS – DISCRIMINATION – GROUNDS OF DISCRIMINATION – DISABILITY OR IMPAIRMENT – EMPLOYMENT – where in 2004 the appellant sustained a head injury from a horse riding accident – where in 2008 the appellant commenced a Graduate Nurses Program with the respondent – where a...
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Media statement Attorney-General and Minister for Justice The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie The Government’s JP QCAT trial is a step closer after the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Justices of the Peace) Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced in Parliament today. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said based on feedback received during consultation, the original criteria had been amended...
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Maher v Adult Guardian & Anor [2011] QCA 225 Issue: apprehended bias in circumstances where the first instance decision maker Senior Member Ms Endicott also presided on the appeal. The court: [12] The first respondent (the Adult Guardian) did not appear on the hearing. Counsel for the second respondent (the Public Trustee), Mr Whiteford, frankly...
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Norton Rose Introduction Recent decision A timely reminder by Murray Procter and Kristin Gamble A recent decision has highlighted the need for employers to comply with their anti-discrimination obligations during interviews with prospective employees, or risk potential litigation. Reproduced with permission of Norton Rose in accordance with their legal notice and disclaimers.
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 Cobaw Community Health Services v Christian Youth Camps Ltd & Anor (Anti-Discrimination) [2010] VCAT 1613     An example of the application of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and Equal Opportunity Act 1995 in respect of a finding of discrimination against the Christian Brethren religion who operated Christian Youth Camps...
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Till v Nominal Defendant [2010] QSC 121   The application regarding Mr Till’s capacity was brought by his lawyer in circumstances where Mr Till refused to be examined by a psychiatrist to determine capacity. The principal question was whether there was jurisdiction to intervene and if so on what basis. The incident giving rise to...
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McCullough Robertson Lawyers The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal On 1 December 2009, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) opened its doors for business. In what has been described as ‘the biggest shake up in Queensland’s judicial system for 50 years’, 18 independent tribunals have been consolidated into one. QCAT is modelled on the...
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Queensland’s new Civil and Administration Tribunal commenced today. I also refer you to the Qld Law Society’s link in respect of transitional arrangements.   Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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