Date: 24 May 2022
Tribunal: Queensland Industrial Relations Commission
Tribunal Member: McLennan IC
Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) Sections: N/A
Rights Considered: N/A
Other Legislation: Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld) ss 562B, 562C; Public Service Act 2008 (Qld) ss 8, 9, 27, 28, 194, 214B; Directive 07/20 Appeals cl 5; Directive 12/20 Recruitment and Selection
Keywords: Education, Training and Employment

The appellant sought a review of the respondent’s decision not to convert her employment from a Registered Nurse (NG5) to a Clinical Nurse (NG6). The appellant referred to the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) in her submissions to assert that all employees must be treated equitably, that decision makers have an obligation to make decisions in a way that is compatible with human rights and that decision makers are obliged to give proper consideration of human rights. There was no substantive discussion of human rights or the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) in the reasons of the Commission.

Visit the judgment: Ellison v State of Queensland (Queensland Health) [2022] QIRC 174