Date: 11 July 2023
Court: Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Judicial Officer: Member Matthews
Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) Sections: ss 8, 26(2).
Rights Considered: Right to protection of families and children.
Other Legislation: Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (Qld), ss 4, 20, 21, 24; Working with Children (Risk Management & Screening) Act 2000 (Qld), ss 5, 6, 226(2), 360.
Keywords: Children and Families; Blue Card.

This case concerned an application for review of the respondent’s decision to issue a negative blue card notice to the applicant, JB. The Tribunal affirmed the respondent’s decision. Although the Tribunal noted the importance of considering the right to the protection of children, it was satisfied that any limitations on JB’s human rights were justified in accordance with the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld). There was no substantive discussion of human rights.

Visit the judgment: JB v Director General, Department of Justice and Attorney General [2023] QCAT 275