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Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Claim Limit

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Connie Cicchini
PO Box 1733

Total Signatures - 134

Sponsoring Member: Peter Wellington MP

Posting Date: 16/10/2014

Tabled Date: 16/10/2014

Responded By: Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP on 17/11/2014

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

The petition of residents of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that the claim limit of twenty-five thousand dollars ($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).