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QUEENSLAND CIVIL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL ACT 2009 - SECT 237

Immunity of participants etc.

237 Immunity of participants etc.

(1) A member has, in the performance of the member’s functions as a member, the same protection and immunity as a Supreme Court judge has in the performance of a judge’s functions.
(2) An adjudicator has, in the performance of the adjudicator’s functions as an adjudicator, the same protection and immunity as a Supreme Court judge has in the performance of a judge’s functions.
(3) A conciliator or mediator has, in the performance of the conciliator’s or mediator’s functions as a conciliator or mediator, the same protection and immunity as a Supreme Court judge has in the performance of a judge’s functions.
(4) A person who on behalf of the tribunal takes evidence under section 96 has, in taking the evidence, the same protection and immunity as a Supreme Court judge has in the performance of a judge’s functions.
(5) An assessor, in the performance of the assessor’s functions as an assessor under this Act or an enabling Act, has the same protection and immunity as a Supreme Court judge has in the performance of a judge’s functions.
(6) The principal registrar has, in the performance of the following functions, the same protection and immunity as a Supreme Court judge has in the performance of a judge’s functions—
(a) a function of the tribunal permitted to be performed by the principal registrar by this Act or an enabling Act that is an Act;
(b) a function under chapter 2 , part 6 , division 2 .
(7) A person representing a party in a proceeding has the same protection and immunity as a legal practitioner appearing for a party in a proceeding before the Supreme Court.
(8) A party to a proceeding has the same protection and immunity as a party to a proceeding before the Supreme Court.
(9) A person appearing before the tribunal as a witness has the same protection and immunity as a witness in a proceeding before the Supreme Court.
(10) A document produced at, or used for, a hearing before the tribunal has the same protection as a document produced at, or used for, a hearing before the Supreme Court.
(11) In this section—

"assessor" includes a person appointed by the tribunal to assess costs under the rules.

"principal registrar" includes—
(a) a registry staff member or Magistrates Court staff member performing a function of the principal registrar delegated to the member under section 210 (2) ; and
(b) a registrar performing a function of the principal registrar under section 211 (1) .



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