Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
Authorised inspectors have powers to monitor and enforce compliance with the Act. Offences against the Act may be prosecuted in a Magistrates Court and fines imposed as penalties.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
A person who is dissatisfied with a decision relating to a direction contained in a notice under section 16 of the Act or a decision of an inspector to refuse an application under section 17 of the Act may apply to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), as provided under the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009, for a review of the decision.
A person who is dissatisfied with a decision of an inspector to seize a thing under section 20 of the Act may appeal against the decision to the Magistrates Court nearest the place where the appellant resides, is employed or carries on business. A party dissatisfied by the decision of the Court may appeal to the District Court but only on a point of law
Review and appeal provisions are more fully explained in sections 21A, 22, 22A to E of the Act.