An application for a statutory order of review of a decision made by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority under section 52 of the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2017 (Qld) where the applicant is a farmer who had a loan default and outstanding debt with a bank. The application concerned the Authority’s decision exempting the bank from the statutory obligation to offer mediation under the Act before taking enforcement action in relation the applicant’s default under the farm mortgage. The Authority confirmed the decision in a later review decision. The applicant sought an order setting aside the decision and consequential orders requiring a further mediation on specific terms. The applicant applied for judicial review under sections 20(2)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (g) and (h) of the Judicial Review Act 1991 (Qld) (“the JRA”).
Mark Eade appeared on behalf of the respondent, instructed by Crown Law.
The judgment is available here.