(24) Legal Profession Act (Qld) s 452 as amended by QCAT
Jurisdiction Provisions Act 2009 (Qld) s 1516.
is a collaborative research precinct linking CSIRO, the Queensland government, cooperative research centers and other R&D organizations.
(1) This article is adapted from a speech delivered by Justice D Kerr at the QCAT
Annual Conference 2012, Brisbane Customs House, 25 September 2012.
While the work of the Coach seemed to be stimulated initially by NAPLAN, (and QCATs
(Queensland Comparable Assessment Tasks (5))--a statewide initiative in Queensland to help promote improved assessment practices through focused teacher discussions about the quality of student work-samples across school sites)--her work broadened beyond such foci.
Many of the lawyers who participated in our study said that the Children's Court and particularly QCAT
were often reluctant to appoint a representative for the child.
Although the Queensland College of Teachers asked QCAT
to end the disciplinary matter, arguing that his conviction has made him not eligible to teach in Queensland, QCAT
rejected the plea.
(50) This leaves QCAT
in a precarious situation; although the Act compels QCAT
to use guardianship and administration as a method of last resort, (51) the refusal to appoint a guardian or administrator would prevent older people who choose to enter into an aged care facility from realising that decision.
First, with an eye to QCAT
practices and procedures, including the conduct of hearings 'on the papers'--i.e., without oral hearings and in reliance on documents and submissions from the parties.