Costs decision from original action in which judicial review sought by the applicant pursuant to the Court’s inherent jurisdiction and statutory provisions including s 10 of the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 (Qld) and the Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld) (JRA). The matter concerned a decision made by the first respondent’s Councillor Conduct Review Panel (CCRP) which found that the applicant had engaged in misconduct within the meaning of s 178(3)(v) of the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (Qld) and orders made the applicant pay the first respondent an amount equal to the monetary value of 50 penalty units. The applicant sought review of this decision on the basis that the CCRP had exceeded its jurisdiction, or in the alternative that the CCRP failed to exercise its jurisdiction by failing to inquire into the presence of a jurisdictional fact.
Michael Trim appeared for the first respondent, instructed by City Legal.
The judgment is available here.