• AB v CD [2020] QCAT 295

    The applicant made an application for a minor debt for the collection and recovery of a child support overpayment by one parent to another.
  • WDE v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2020] QCAT 301

    This case concerned an application for administrative review of the respondent’s decision to issue a negative blue card notice after the applicant was convicted of a serious offence within the meaning of Schedule 2 of the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (Qld).
  • PIM v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2020] QCAT 188

    A self-represented litigant sought judicial review after being issued a negative notice by Blue Card Services arguing that his case was ‘exceptional’. The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal analysed limiting the applicant’s human rights and issued a non-publication order in light of the right to have all judgments and decisions made by a court or tribunal publicly available (Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) s 31(3)).
  • Storch v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2020] QCAT 152

    The self-represented applicant argued that the respondent’s decision to issue him with a negative blue card notice, despite him being acquitted at trial of a charge of indecent treatment of a child, was a breach of several rights under the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld).
  • RE and RL v Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women [2020] QCAT 151

    Foster parents applied to the Tribunal to review decisions made by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women to remove two children from their care and cancel their certificate of approval as foster carers. The Tribunal had regard to the applicants’ right to recognition and equality before the law but held that the right to protection of families did not apply as foster carers do not constitute “family” for the purpose of s 26 of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld). The protection of children under s 26(2) of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld), was also considered in relation to the Child Protection Act 1999 (Qld).
  • NN and IN v Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women [2020] QCAT 146

    The right to protection of families and children (Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) s 26) was argued by the applicants and analysed by the court in the context of a foster child and his foster family. The court held that the term “family” was to be given a broad interpretation and understood in the society of a particular country.
  • ADI v EGI [2020] QDC 13

    The provisions of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) were cited by a self-represented applicant arguing for a stay of the decision of the Magistrates Court to dismiss her application to vary a protection order. The court gave limited consideration to the interpretation provisions of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld), and did not elaborate on the applicant’s arguments.

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