Date: 29 June 2022
Tribunal: Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Tribunal Member: Member Oliver
Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) Sections: N/A
Rights Considered: N/A
Other Legislation: Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act ss 58, 142(3)(a)(i), 145
Keywords: Tenancy and Social Housing

The appellant sought a stay of the Tribunal’s decision to terminate the residential tenancy agreement between the appellant and respondent. The appellant also filed an application for leave to appeal the decision which included a generalised complaint that his rights under the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) were infringed by the termination because of a shortage of housing on Badu Island. The Tribunal acknowledged the appellant would be disadvantaged due to the shortage of housing, but also noted the respondent would be equally disadvantaged by not having access to her own property: at [11]. The Tribunal refused the application for a stay but did not otherwise make any substantive comments or findings in relation to the application of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld).

Visit the judgment: Bowie v Gela [2022] QCATA 112