GLOSSARY TERM  
  Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  The QCAT began operation on 1 December 2009, amalgamating 18 tribunals (including the Commercial and Consumer Tribunal) and 23 jurisdictions into one tribunal. QCAT has original, review and appellate jurisdiction, but this jurisdiction only arises when conferred by enabling legislation. There are 3 divisions: human rights, civil disputes and administrative & disciplinary.