Date: 11 May 2022
Court/Tribunal: Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Judicial Officer/Tribunal Member: Member Browne
Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) Sections: 2
Rights Considered: N/A
Other Legislation: Acts Interpretation Act 1954 (Qld) s 14A; Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) ss 11, 101, 103, 106, 204, 205, 206, 209, 210; Burial Assistance Act 1965 (Qld) ss 3, 4.
Keywords: Discrimination

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. The Tribunal considered that this did not amount to unlawful discrimination. The Tribunal determined that the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) did not apply as the complaint was made prior to its commencement.

Visit the judgment: Angelopoulos v State of Queensland [2022] QCAT 163