The appellant, The University of Queensland (the University), was the employer of a worker, Chantal Nicholson, who applied for workers’ compensation pursuant to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Workers’ Compensation Act). Ms Nicholson’s application was rejected by the University but allowed by the Workers’ Compensation Regulator (the Regulator) who was the respondent in these proceedings. The University appealed that decision to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC). Vice President O’Connor, sitting in the QIRC, dismissed the appeal. From the Vice President’s decision, the University appealed to the Industrial Court of Queensland in these proceedings.
Scott McLeod QC appeared for the appellant, instructed by HWL Ebsworth.
The judgment is published here.