Date: 26 May 2022
Court: Supreme Court of Queensland
Judicial Officer: Dalton J
Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) Sections: N/A
Rights Considered: N/A
Other Legislation: Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld)
Keywords: Public Law Considerations: COVID-19 Directions; Civil Procedure

This decision concerned an interlocutory application for a number of separate judicial review proceedings challenging COVID-19 vaccination directives to be heard on the same date. The court noted that one of its primary aims in managing the proceedings was to prevent a multiplicity of decisions that may give rise to different legal conclusions relevant to the provisions of the Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld) and the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld): at [4]. There was no specific discussion of the application of the Human Rights Act 2019 (Qld) to the case.

Visit the judgment: Johnston & Ors v Commissioner of Police (Qld) & Ors; Witthahn & Ors v Chief Executive of Hospital & Health Services & Director General of Queensland Health & Ors; Sutton & Ors v Commissioner of Police (Qld) & Ors; Baxter & Ors v Chief Health Officer & Ors