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ADCQ is the reel deal

Film crew and actor in the QCAT video

Recently the ADCQ team extended their skills beyond day-to-day conciliation and training to undertake production of an information video.

The video, a joint initiative of ADCQ and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), is designed to assist complainants and respondents understand what happens to discrimination complaints that are not resolved at the Commission and are referred to QCAT, and how to prepare for the process.

It follows the story of a young motor mechanic, Sean Thomas, who was discriminated against at work because of his age. After being unable to reach a resolution through conciliation at the Commission, Sean takes his complaint to QCAT for a public hearing and determination. The video intersperses elements of Sean's journey with commentary about what to expect at each stage of the process.

Production crew and cast were sourced entirely from within ADCQ which made the experience all the more interesting and rewarding. Filming wrapped up in May and it is anticipated the final version of the video will be launched later this year.  It will be available via the ADCQ and QCAT websites, YouTube and on DVD.