The Act recognises that detailed investigation of a complaint may take time and the complainant’s situation, status or rights, or the respondent’s situation, status or rights might need to be protected during this investigation. For example, an eviction order against a complainant in relation to a tenancy matter might need to be stopped whilst a complaint is being investigated; or a threatened termination of employment might need to be stopped whilst investigation is being carried out. In such circumstances, an Interim Order can be made by the State Administrative Tribunal ordering the respondent not to evict the tenant or not to terminate the employee until investigation of the complaint has been carried out and a determination of the matter is made.
How to Apply for an Interim Order
An interim order application can only be lodged by a person whose complaint has been accepted by the Commissioner. It can be made in one of two ways:
or, you may request the Commissioner to apply on your behalf. Contact us by email or post.