When government decision-making affects you.
Since 1 December 2009, a number of different tribunals in Queensland have been replaced by the new Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). While it is necessary to obtain special leave to have legal representation in QCAT proceedings, the QCAT now adjudicates over many jurisdictions that are important to a variety of organisations’ and individuals’ interests and rights, ranging from liquor licensing to debt collection.
We have acted for clients in QCAT proceedings in relation to government decisions, including clients’ interests affected by decisions under the Fisheries Act 1994 and the Community Services Act 1997. Sometimes clients find that their interests have been impacted by a government decision at the Commonwealth level. We can assist with applications under the Administrative Appeals Act 1975. Where it may be relevant we can assist our clients explore broader issues relating to natural justice and accountability in public office decision-making.
Please contact us to find out more or to discuss with us what steps need to be taken to get your matter underway.