Date: 15 February 2023
Tribunal: Queensland Industrial Relations Commission
Tribunal Member: Pidgeon IC
Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) Sections: N/A
Rights Considered: N/A
Other Legislation: Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld) ss 317, 320, 529, 530, 530A, sch 5; Public Service Act 2008 (Qld) ch 7
Keywords: Education, Training and Employment

The case concerned an application for leave to be legally represented in any conciliation conferences held before the Commission regarding an unfair dismissal application. The respondent had raised in submissions specific issues that were likely to be disputed, both in fact and law, which included whether the respondent had complied with the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld). There were no further references to or discussion of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld). The Commission did not consider human rights in the decision to grant leave to be legally represented.

Visit the judgment: Bezett v State of Queensland (Queensland Fire and Emergency Services) [2023] QIRC 048