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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 commence at the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (the Commission) by filing a Form 88 - Appeal notice - Public Service Act 2008
Form 88, 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 88 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 88. 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 participate in a number of conferences. The conferences are meant to help 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.
Sometimes the Commission organises public service appeals around directions orders. They can form the road-map for how your appeal will be conducted, when documents are due to be filed, which documents should be filed and provided to other parties, and when you will 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.
Appealing a decision made about you as a public service officer is generally a cost free exercise. In public service appeals generally, solicitors and barristers are not permitted to represent you in their capacity as lawyers. However, you may still incur costs in seeking your own legal advice prior to any conference.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of an appeal then you may be able to seek a review of the decision under the Judicial Review Act 1991.
Last updated 17 September 2019