The applicant applied for workers’ compensation under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld). The respondent (WorkCover) rejected the claim, a decision confirmed by Q-Comp. Proceedings then concerned WorkCover’s alleged non-compliance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld) (IPA) and compensation to the applicant if non-compliance was found. QCAT proceedings confirmed WorkCover had breached 5 of the Information Privacy Principles set out in the IPA and made an order for compensation. The applicant applied unsuccessfully for leave to appeal to the Appeal Tribunal of QCAT, these proceedings was an application for leave to appeal against that decision.
Scott McLeod QC appeared for the respondent, instructed by Crown Law.
The judgment is published here.