In contempt applications, the tribunal will generally not use its power of arrest to ensure that the accused attends the tribunal unless it appears that the respondent may not otherwise appear.
Penalties in contempt proceedings
If the tribunal decides that the respondent has committed a contempt, the tribunal may make an order under the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 for an individual, for example a fine.
If the respondent is a corporation, the tribunal may penalise them by seizing corporation property, instituting a fine, or both.
Right of appeal
Only a judicial member may exercise the tribunal’s jurisdiction for contempt. A person found guilty of contempt by the tribunal may appeal to the Court of Appeal.
- Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (Chapter 5, Part 1)
- Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2009 (Part 11)
- Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Chapter 20, Part 7)