• Terrace-Haven Pty Ltd [2022] QCAT 23

    The case concerned an application for an exemption from the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) to allow Terrace-Haven to operate a retirement village with an age restriction. The Tribunal considered that the limitation on the right to equality, which would only be impacted in a small way, could be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society based on human dignity, equality and freedom by facilitating the freedom of residents to live as they choose, with similarly-aged and similarly-minded people, and enhancing dignity by allowing people to live as they choose, and that there was no less restrictive and reasonably available way to achieve the purpose.
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council [No 2] [2021] QCAT 439

    This matter concerned an application for exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) concerning a proposed policy with the effect of allowing the applicant to grant permits to conduct certain tourism businesses on Council land solely to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Ostopowicz v Redland City Council [2022] QCAT 136

    The Applicant brought a claim against the Respondent Council and alleged that the Council had indirectly discriminated against her by failing to accommodate her disabilities in not providing sufficient car parking arrangements. The Tribunal determined that the Council’s term requiring people using the car park to park in accordance with regulated signage was reasonable in all the circumstances, such that there had been no indirect discrimination.
  • Mancini v State of Queensland (Queensland Fire and Emergency Services) [2021] QIRC 192

    The applicant alleged discrimination, inter alia, on the basis of an unreasonable limitation of the right to recognition and equality before the law pursuant to section 15 of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld). The commission never addresses this contention further.
  • Miami Recreational Facilities Pty Ltd ([2021]) QCAT 378

    This case relates to application for an exemption from the operation of sections of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) that prohibit discrimination on the basis of age in order to maintain a residency requirement of being over the age of 50. The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) is discussed in relation to the right of recognition and equality before the law, and how it’s definition of ‘discrimination’ differs from that provided by the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).
  • Gorgievski v Gold Coast City Council & Anor [2022] QCAT 365

    This case concerned allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and victimisation under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). Whilst no particular breach of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) was alleged, the Tribunal acknowledged its obligations under sections 4(f) and 48 of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) and considered itself bound to consider the extent to which the applicant’s human rights were affected by this proceeding.
  • Burleigh Town Village Pty Ltd (3) [2022] QCAT 285

    The applicant applied for an exemption pursuant to section 113 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) for the purposes of owning and operating a manufactured home park supplying special accommodation solely for persons aged 50 and older. The Tribunal weighed the application against the infringement of rights under the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) and subsequently refused the application.
  • Angelopoulos v State of Queensland [2022] QCAT 163

    The case concerned the contention that the respondent had discriminated against the applicant by requiring him to bury his father without a church service or private viewing.
  • Ryle v State of Queensland (Department of Justice and Attorney-General) & Pitt [2021] QIRC 307

    The case concerned a complaint accepted by the now Queensland Human Rights Commission out of time and, inter alia, a secondary matter concerning a suppression of identity application made out of time.
  • Re Leidos Australia Pty Ltd [2021] QIRC 229

    The case concerned an application to grant an exception under section 113 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) so that the applicant could complete their contracted works. The Commission ultimately concluded that it would be appropriate and reasonable to grant the exemption.


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