The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) is an independent tribunal established under the Industrial Relations Act 2016 (the Act). Each Member of the QIRC has an associate to assist them with fulfilling the functions of their office.
The QIRC is a court of record constituted under s 429 of the Act. For most matters, the powers and functions of the QIRC are exercised by a Member sitting alone, although some powers and functions are exercised only by a Full Bench of the Commission.
The jurisdiction of the QIRC extends beyond matters purely connected to industrial relations. Worker's compensation appeals, work-related anti-discrimination complaints, public service appeals, and work health and safety matters are regularly dealt with by the Members of the QIRC. For more information about the QIRC please visit qirc.qld.gov.au.