• WXL [2022] QCAT 383

    This matter concerned application for interim orders, seeking emergency appointment as administrator and guardian for WXL in circumstances where her sister (WXY) had nominated herself for those roles.
  • YM v Director-General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General [2021] QCAT 224

    This application relates to a review of a decision from the Department of Justice and Attorney-General to cancel the applicant’s positive notice and blue card and issue a negative notice. The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) is discussed in relation to the applicant’s right to privacy and reputation against the competing right to protection of families and children, and the reasonable limitation of the applicant’s rights under section 13.
  • Young v Dawson (No. 2) [2022] QCAT 48

    The applicant was a police officer who was charged with four disciplinary allegations and found guilty by the respondent. The Tribunal noted that it was required under the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) to have regard to the applicant’s human rights, and found that the applicant’s right to freedom of expression (section 21) and right to not have his reputation unlawfully attacked (section 25(b)) were potentially limited. The Tribunal was satisfied that limitations on these rights were consistent with the proper purpose of upholding public confidence in the police service and ensuring police discipline. 
  • ZDA [2022] QCAT 167

    ZDA was a 92-year-old hospital inpatient. Her nephew and a solicitor applied for interim appointment as her guardian and administrator respectively. In dismissing their application, Member Kanowski acknowledged ZDA’s right to the freedom to choose where to live (section 19) and their property rights (in restricting their control of their property) (section 24): at [16].
  • Zhao v State of Queensland (Queensland Health) [2022] QIRC 185

    This case concerned an appeal by the applicant against the respondent’s decision not to permanently appoint the applicant within Queensland Health. The applicant filed an appeal with the Industrial Registry. The Industrial Relations Commission noted that, in making the decision, particular attention was paid to Directive 09/20 (fixed term temporary employment). The Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) is considered under 4.5 of the Directive. There was no substantial discussion of human rights.



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