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Public service appeals
Public service appeals are appeals against decisions made about public service officers. For example, appeals can be made against decisions to transfer, promote, or discipline current public servants.
Appeals are governed by Chapter 7 of the Public Service Act 2008.
For a detailed guide on public service appeals please download a copy of the Public service appeal guide.
Public service appeals
Appeals commenced at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (the Commission) from 14 September 2020, by filing a Form 89 - Appeal notice - Public Service Act 2008.
Form 89 and all other forms, can be filed at the Industrial Registry via the following methods:
||qirc.registry [at] qirc.qld.gov.au
|In person over the counter:
Level 21, Central Plaza Two
66 Eagle Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 373
Brisbane QLD 4001
||(07) 3221 6074
In most instances the Industrial Registry will communicate with you by email. If you have not provided an email address on your form then the Registry will be in contact with you requesting that you provide an email address. If you do not have an email address then the Registry will communicate with you by post.
After your appeal is accepted for filing, the Registry will send you and your employer a stamped copy of the form. The stamp will represent that date on which your document was accepted for filing. For more information about commencing an appeal see "Part 3: Appeals" of the Public service appeal guide.
During the course of complying with the directions order you may be required to participate in a conference. The conference may assist the parties better understand their respective positions and may result in the settlement of your matter.
For more information about what to expect at a conference, and how to prepare for one, see "Part 6: Conferences" of the Public service appeal guide.
For more information about settlements and decisions see "Part 7: Settlements and decisions" of the Public service appeal guide.
The Commission usually issues a directions order at the beginning of the appeal process. They provide a "road-map" outlining how your appeal will be conducted, when documents are due to be filed, which documents should be filed and provided to other party, and when you may need to come to the Commission for a conference or hearing.
For more information about the directions order see "Part 4: Directions Order" of the Public service appeal guide.
There are no filing fees associated with public service appeals.
In public service appeals generally, solicitors and barristers are not permitted to represent you in their capacity as lawyers. You may incur costs should you wish to seek your own legal advice.
For appeals commenced prior to 14 September 2020, if you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your appeal, you may be able to seek a review of the decision under the Judicial Review Act 1991.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of an appeal which was filed after 14 September 2020, you may be able to file an appeal to the Industrial Court. See s 557 of the Industrial Relations Act 2016.
Last updated 26 February 2021