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Agency ID2260
TitleIndustrial Magistrates Court, Innisfail
Agency TypeMagistrates Court
Start Date 30/1/1917
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

The Industrial Magistrates Court deals with cases relating to industrial matters.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
7456Bench Record and Summons Books 25/5/1923 26/5/1959
7539Correspondence 1/1/1951 31/12/1960
7540Memoranda Books 1/1/1956 31/12/1968
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 30/1/1917 7/12/1989
33Department of Justice and Corrective Services 7/12/1989 11/4/1991
100Department of Justice (II) 11/4/1991 24/9/1992
34Department of Justice and Attorney-General 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
120Department of Justice (III) 26/2/1996 29/6/1998
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 29/6/1998 Current
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, 1917, Vol. CVIII, No.16, p. 151
Queensland Government Gazette, 1917, Vol. CVIII, No.42, p. 431
The Queensland Statutes 1916, Vol. IX, p. 7538-7597
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Establishing Industrial Arbitration Act 1916
Abolishing N/A
Administered Industrial Arbitration Act 1916
Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1929
Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1932
Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1961
Industrial Relations Act 1999
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Following the "Industrial Arbitration Act of 1916", Police Magistrates were appointed on January 30th 1917 to act in the capacity of the newly-created Industrial Magistrates. Atherton thereby gained an Industrial Magistrates Court.

Industrial magistrates heard cases which involved industrial disputes, such as failure to pay wages, breaches of industrial agreements, worker's compensation and other industrial issues.

An Industrial Magistrates Court is constituted by a magistrate sitting alone. Appeals from decisions taken by Industrial Magistrates were dealt with by the Industrial Court of Queensland which was the only industrial tribunal in Queensland until the "Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act" was enacted in May 1961. The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Commission had powers to carry out most of the arbitral functions of the Industrial Court, as previously constituted. The Industrial Court of Queensland was preserved after 1961 but largely judicial in character, dealing with appeals from decisions of, among others, Industrial Magistrates.

After the assent of the "Justices Amendment Act of 1964", Stipendiary Magistrates and Clerks of the Court were empowered to act as Industrial Magistrates.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID2260, Industrial Magistrates Court, Innisfail
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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