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Gene Technology Queensland Bill 2016
Gene technology activities in Australia are regulated through an integrated national legislative scheme which aims to protect the health and safety of people and the environment by identifying and managing risks.
State, Territory and Commonwealth legislation are all required to achieve a nationally consistent scheme to provide full regulatory coverage for gene technology.
Currently, Queensland’s g
Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan
Under the Advance Queensland Future Jobs Strategy, the industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector has been identified as having global growth potential and a significant contributor to the state’s economic prosperity and diversity.
The Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, after both public and targeted industry consultation, is charting a course to deliver this potential for
Liquid Fuel Supply Regulation 2016
The Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984 was amended by the Liquid Fuel Supply (Ethanol and Other Biofuels Mandate) Amendment Act 2015 to establish a biofuels mandate under which fuel sellers have obligations to sell at least a prescribed percentage of sustainable biobased petrol and sustainable biobased diesel.
The Liquid Fuel Supply Regulation 2016 (the Regulation) prescribes sustainability criteria for
Queensland Biomedical 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan
The Queensland Biomedical 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan (the roadmap) is one of six industry roadmaps developed by the Queensland Government, as part of the Advance Queensland suite of programs, to assist emerging priority industries realise their potential and become major contributors to jobs and the economy.
The roadmap identifies three key strategies with supporting action items to drive gro
Gasfields Commission and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Gasfields Commission (the commission), an independent statutory body, was established to manage and improve sustainable coexistence between rural landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry. The commission was formally established on 1 July 2013.
In December 2016, the Government considered the recommendations from an independent review of the commission and approved making a
Queensland Government Response to the Statutory Review of the Biodiscovery Act 2004
The Biodiscovery Act 2004 (the Act) regulates the take and use of native biological material collected from State land or in Queensland waters for the purpose of biodiscovery. Biodiscovery is the analysis of molecular, biochemical or genetic information about native biological material, and the subsequent use of it for commercial purposes.
The Act provides the regulatory and contractual framework
Energy from Waste Policy Queensland
In July 2019, the Queensland Government released the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy (the Strategy) which seeks to transition Queensland to a zero-waste society, where waste is avoided, reused and recycled to the greatest extent possible. The Strategy commits to the development of an Energy-from-Waste (EfW) Policy.
The EfW Policy seeks to:
support the vision of the Advance Queensla