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Practice Notes

Practice Notes were introduced by the Industrial Court of Queensland and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission to further assist persons or parties in their administrative dealings with the Commission.

Pursuant to rule 92 of the Industrial Relations (Tribunals) Rules 2011, the following practice notes have been issued for the guidance of parties to any proceedings.

 

 

 

Practice Note No.

 

PN 3 of 2018

 Repeal of practice notes

This Practice Note repeals: PN 2 and PN 3 of 2014, PN 3 of 2001, PN 7 of 2003 and PN 8 of 2004.

This Practice Note takes effect from 29 June 2018.

PN 2 of 2018

 Approval to engage in protected industrial action

This Practice Note applies where an employee organisation: seeks the approval of the Industrial Registrar for a process to be approved under s235(2) of the Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld); and/or, makes an application under s235(1) of the Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld) to engage in industrial action.

This Practice Note takes effect from 26 June 2018.

PN 1 of 2018

 Filing of Documents

This Practice Note will commence on Monday 4 June 2018 and will impact on how you file documents. From that date you will be unable to file documents in an electronic format if they are longer than 30 pages. Documents longer than 30 pages must be supplied in a hard copy before they will be accepted for filing.

This Practice Note takes effect from 4 June 2018.

PN 1 of 2017

 General Protections

This Practice Note provides guidance regarding documents and requirements of the Commission in relation to an Application made under section 309 Industrial Relations Act 2016.

This Practice Note takes effect from 24 March 2017.

PN 1 of 2014

Taking Evidence by Telephone or Video Link

The purpose of this Practice Note is:

  • to ensure that all parties are aware of the approach to the taking of evidence by telephone and video link in the ordinary case;
  • to streamline the taking o evidence by these means;
  • to avoid delay and disruption; and
  • to maintain the decorum of the proceeding.

The Practice Note has no application to conferences, including dismissal conferences and conferences conducted pursuant to s. 552A of the Workers' Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.  It is applicable where submissions are to be made in a hearing.

Click here to download the application for a video link form

PN 4 of 2014

Industrial Court of Queensland Robing

This Practice Note provides guidance regarding members of the Industrial Court of Queensland and counsel appearing before the Court being required to wear robes for trials, appeals and all other final hearings.

This Practice Note takes effect from 1 November 2014.

PN 5 of 2014

Industrial Court of Queensland Citation of Authority

The purpose of this Practice Note is:

  • to ensure that the Court is provided with the most authoritative and functional versions of relevant authorities; and
  • to encourage parties to limit their citation of authority to those judgements which are apt to assist the Court materially in resolving the real matters in dispute.

This Practice Note takes effect from 4 November 2014.

PN 6 of 2014

Industrial Court of Queensland Electronic devices in Courtrooms

The purpose of this Practice Note is to clarify which electronic devices may be used during Court and Commission proceedings.

This Practice Note takes effect from 4 November 2014.

Last updated June 29, 2018