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Government position on Multicultural Recognition Bill 2012
The Member for Inala and Leader of the Opposition, Ms Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, introduced the Multicultural Recognition Bill 2012 as a Private Member’s Bill in August 2012. The Bill sought to recognise the diversity of the people of Queensland through providing for a Multicultural Queensland Charter, a Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council and developing, monitoring and reporting on multicul

Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
As part of the Queensland Government’s 100 day action plan, the Government committed to ‘commence drafting legislative amendments to install the Independent Public Advocate as a statutory authority’, within the first 30 days. The Public Advocate is established under the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 as an integral part of Queensland’s guardianship system, which protects and promotes th

Extension of appointment of Trustees of Parklands Gold Coast
The Parklands Gold Coast venue is located at Southport and is managed by the Trustees of Parklands Gold Coast (the Trust). The venue is used as a harness racing venue and for a number of community, entertainment and recreational purposes, including the annual Gold Coast Show and the ‘Big Day Out’ event. Mr John (Jim) Callaghan (chairperson), Mr John Howe and Ms Susan Forrester were appointed as t

Appointment of the Public Guardian
Section 9 of the Public Guardian Act 2014 (the Act) provides that there must be a Public Guardian. Section 10 of the Act provides that the Public Guardian’s role: in relation to adults who have impaired capacity for a matter, is to protect their rights and interests; and in relation to relevant children and children staying at a visitable site, is to protect their rights and interests. Section 97

Public Consultation - Births Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Leader of the House has initiated a review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 (the Act) to ensure the Act provides a contemporary framework for the registration of life events that: facilitates the ongoing relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages (RBDM) in delivering services to meet

Progress Report on Queensland Multicultural Policy and Action Plan 2019-22
Delivering on requirements under the Multicultural Recognition Act 2016, a report is required to be tabled about the Queensland Multicultural Policy: Our story, our future after each Multicultural Action Plan stops having effect. The First Progress Report on the Queensland Multicultural Policy presents key outcomes achieved during the 2016–17 to 2018–19 period. The Queensland Multicultural Action

Strategy for Social Infrastructure
An action of the State Infrastructure Plan, released in March 2016, involved developing five key strategic infrastructure documents, including a strategy for social infrastructure. The Strategy for Social Infrastructure sets out Queensland’s long-term direction for social infrastructure, focusing on the planning, design, location and use of the state’s physical infrastructure to better support th

Queensland Social Enterprise Strategy
Social enterprises are businesses that exist to benefit the public and community rather than just shareholders and owners. They fulfil a range of objectives and serve a wide variety of beneficiaries. They develop new solutions to social, cultural, economic or environmental problems. The social enterprise sector in Queensland is small but gaining momentum and there is an opportunity for government

Portable Long Service Leave for Social and Community Services Decision RIS
In 2017, the Queensland Government committed to investigating the establishment of a portable long service leave (PLSL) scheme for the social and community services (SACS) sector. A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) released in September 2018 sought stakeholder input on the introduction of a PLSL scheme for the SACS sector in Queensland. A total of 349 written submissions were receive

Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019
The Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019 (Bill) provides for a portable long service leave (PLSL) scheme for the community service sector that: covers workers engaged by a community services employer to perform community services work; also covers workers engaged by a community services employer to support the provision of community services work; covers self-employe

Associations Incorporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Incorporated associations and charitable entities are a vital part of Queensland’s not-for-profit (NFP) sector as they play an important role in generating community connections and strengthening civil society. The Government is committed to resolving a number of issues important to the NFP sector that have been restricting the sector’s ability to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. The Ass

Government response to Private Member’s Bill - Anti-Discrimination Gender Specific Language Amendment Bill 2018
The Member for Traegar, Mr Robbie Katter MP, introduced the Anti-Discrimination (Right to Use Gender-Specific Language) Amendment Bill 2018 as a Private Member’s Bill on 19 September 2018. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill indicate that the primary objectives of the Bill are to protect an individual’s right to use traditional gender based language and to protect businesses and other organisations

The Queensland Multicultural Action Plan 2022-23 to 2023-24
The Queensland Multicultural Action Plan 2022-23 to 2023-24, the third plan required under section 20(3) of the Multicultural Recognition Act 2016, builds on the second three-year Multicultural Action Plan spanning 2019-20 to 2021-22. The Queensland Multicultural Action Plan 2022-23 to 2023-24 details six strategic actions which Government will take to deliver on the Queensland Multicultural Polic

Appointment of the President and two Deputy Presidents of Parole Board Queensland
Parole Board Queensland (the Board) is established under Section 216 of the Corrective Services Act 2006 (the Act). The Board is a vital part of the criminal justice system with the highest priority being the safety of the community. It is responsible for making evidence-based decisions about a prisoner’s release into the community under supervision in order to release prisoners on parole in accor

Regional Community Forums – outcomes from 2021 and approach for 2022
The Regional Community Forums provide a platform for ongoing engagement between rural and regional communities and the Queensland Government and provide opportunities for the government to better understand and respond to community issues. Eight forums (in each of seven locations) have been delivered since the initiative began in October 2019. The Forums support the Queensland Government’s clear c