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Transitional arrangements for work-related matters

The Industrial Relations Act 2016 commenced on 1 March 2017 and with it, the transfer of work-related matters from QCAT to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).

Transitional provisions are contained in section 276 of the amended Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

All complaints that do not include a work-related matter will continue to be referred to QCAT.

A work-related matter means a complaint or other matter relating to, or including, work or the work-related area.

Work-related matters

Type of matterTribunal

Complaints already at QCAT prior to 1 March 2017

QCAT

Complaint made to, and accepted by, the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (ADCQ) prior to 1 March 2017*

QCAT

Complaint made to the ADCQ prior to 1 March 2017 and accepted by the ADCQ after 1 March 2017

QIRC

Applications for exemptions filed with QCAT prior to 1 March 2017 where QCAT has taken steps in managing the application

QCAT

Applications for exemptions filed with QCAT prior to 1 March 2017 where QCAT has not taken any steps in managing the application

QIRC

Applications for exemptions filed after 1 March 2017

QIRC

*This will include complaints the ADCQ accepted before 1 March 2017 but referred to QCAT after 1 March 2017.

Non-work-related matters

Type of matterTribunal

All applications and complaints

QCAT

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

Last reviewed
13 March 2017
Last updated
13 March 2017

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