Full Court Minute Books

Case B16/2016

Lyons v. State of Queensland

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

28/08/2015 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (Holmes JA, Gotterson JA, Mullins J)

[2015] QCA 159


Discrimination – direct discrimination – where the appellant, who was deaf, was excluded from jury service by a Deputy Registrar – where the appellant made a complaint of direct discrimination – construction of s 11 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) – where the appellant argues that her impairment was inextricably linked to her requirement of an Auslan interpreter – construction of Jury Act 1995 (Qld).

Short Particulars


11/03/2016 Hearing (SLA, Brisbane)

29/03/2016 Notice of appeal

15/04/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

15/04/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

09/05/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

23/05/2016 Reply

25/07/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Brisbane)

05/10/2016 Judgment (Judgment Summary)