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Amendment to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal claim limit

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Connie Cicchini
PO Box 1733

Total Signatures - 171

Sponsoring Member: Peter Wellington MP

Posting Date: 1/10/2014

Closing Date: 31/03/2015

Tabled Date: 5/05/2015

Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 4/06/2015

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the claim limit of twenty-five thousand ($25,000) that is set at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) is not sufficient.  A consumer should not have to endure the additional stress and/or financial outlay for costly legal representation by taking unresolved consumer disputes to the District Courts should the new product they had purchased be in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000).


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to implement measures to remove the claim limit that is currently set at the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).