• Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General v MAP [2022] QCATA 34

    This case concerned an appeal of a previous Tribunal decision to set aside a decision of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General to issue a negative blue card notice, and replace it with the decision that the applicant’s case was not an exceptional case. The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) had not commenced at the time of the original proceedings so it did not apply. The matter was returned for reconsideration by a differently constituted Tribunal.
  • MAP v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2020] QCAT 527

    This case concerned an application for review of the respondent’s decision to issue a negative blue card notice to the applicant, MAP. The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) was discussed in relation to the duties it imposed upon the Tribunal, and the relevance of the right not be tried or punished more than once (section 34), the right to a fair hearing (section 31) and the right to privacy and reputation (section 25) to the operation of the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (Qld).
  • SM v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2021] QCAT 116

    This case concerned an application for review of the respondent’s decision to issue a negative blue card notice to the applicant, SM. The Tribunal found that the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) did not apply, as the proceedings began before the commencement of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld).
  • CDC v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General ([2021]) QCAT 112

    The applicant sought a review of a decision to issue her a negative notice in response to an application for a blue card. The Tribunal found that the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) did not apply, as the proceedings began before the commencement of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld). 
  • KWT v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2021] QCAT 122

    This case concerned an application for review of the respondent’s decision to issue a negative blue card notice to the applicant, KWT. In ordering that the respondent’s decision be set aside, the Tribunal noted that it was required by the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) to provide proper consideration to any relevant human rights, but did not substantively discuss human rights.
  • CA v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2020] QCAT 452

    ​​​​​​​This case concerned an application for review of the respondent’s decision to issue a negative blue card notice to the applicant, CA, due to his lengthy criminal history. In conducting its review, Member Fitzpatrick had regard to the applicant’s right to a fair hearing (section 31) and right not to be tried or punished more than once (section 34), as well as the right to protection of families and children (section 26(2)) under the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld).
  • Queensland College of Teachers v Teacher TNE [2020] QCAT 484

    This case concerned a review of the applicant’s decision to suspend the respondent’s registration as a teacher on the basis that the respondent had been charged with indecent treatment of a child under 16 years of age. The respondent submitted that this suspension amounted to a breach of his right under section 34 of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) to not be tried or punished more than once for an offence. In upholding the decision of the applicant, the Tribunal noted that the suspension was not punitive and was in the best interests of children.
  • ML v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2020] QCAT 376

    This case concerned an application for review of the respondent’s decision to issue a negative blue card notice to the applicant, ML. Member Ashman stated that ‘[t]he Tribunal must...consider the intent of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld)’ but did not elaborate as to which specific considerations were relevant to this matter.
  • DTH v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General ([Y2021) QCAT 107

    This case concerned an application for review of the respondent’s decision to issue a negative blue card notice to the applicant, DTH. As the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) had not commenced at the time proceedings began, it was not considered in any depth.
  • IAR v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2021] QCAT 14

    This case concerned an application for review of the respondent’s decision to issue a negative blue card notice to the applicant, IAR. As the appeal pre-dated the commencement of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld), the Tribunal held that the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) did not apply.

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