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