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Agency ID739
TitleSmall Claims Tribunal, Rockhampton
Agency TypeTribunal
Start Date 1/7/1973
End Date 22/6/2009
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Hears disputes involving relatively small sums of money

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
418Registers of Small Claims 21/3/1978 16/1/1996
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 1/7/1973 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 22/6/2009
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, 1973, Vol. CCXLIII, No. 61, p.1130
The State of Queensland (Department of Justice and Attorney-General), Fact Sheet 1: Small Claims Tribunal, 23 Apr 2002. http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/courts/factsht/factsheet1.htm [7 Jan 2003]
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Legislation

Establishing Small Claims Tribunal Act 1973
Abolishing N/A
Administered Small Claims Tribunal Act 1973
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The "Small Claims Tribunal Act 1973" established Small Claims Tribunals to bring parties to a dispute involving a small claim, to a settlement acceptable to the parties, or failing that, to make an order in respect to the issue in dispute. Small Claims Tribunals may be constituted in any part of the State by a Referee sitting alone.

FUNCTIONS:
The Tribunal is empowered to deal with claims below a specified amount [currently $7,500] by consumers or traders who feel they have been disadvantaged in a transaction with a trader, as well as claims involving property damage by a motor vehicle and fencing, tenancy and [from 1989] mobile home disputation.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Minister for Justice and Attorney General 1 Jul 1973 - 31 Aug 1989
Minister for Justice 31 Aug 1989 - 7 Dec 1989
Minister for Justice and Corrective Services 7 Dec 1989 - 24 Sep 1992
Minister for Justice and Attorney-General 24 Sep 1992 -

ABOLITION:
The "Small Claims Tribunal Act 1973" was repealed by the "Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009" assented to 22 June 2009.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID739, Small Claims Tribunal, Rockhampton
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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