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National consumer protection framework for interactive wagering
On 7 September 2015, the Commonwealth Government commissioned a review, led by the former Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Barry O’Farrell, into the profile and impact of the illegal offshore wagering industry (the Review). Of the 19 recommendations ultimately made by the Review, 18 were accepted by the Commonwealth in full or in principle. A core component of the Commonwealth’s response

Appointments to Safe Food Production QLD Board
Safe Food Production QLD (Safe Food) is a statutory body established under the Food Production (Safety) Act 2000. Safe Food is required to develop, implement and administer food safety schemes, based on national standards, for a range of primary produce. Food safety schemes for the seafood, meat, dairy, egg and horticulture (seed sprouts) sectors have been implemented. Safe Food has a Board of Dir

Natural Resources and Other Legislation (GDA2020) Amendment Bill 2019
The Natural Resources and Other Legislation (GDA2020) Amendment Bill 2019 amends several Acts to adopt the latest national standard for measurement of position - the Geocentric Datum of Australia (GDA2020) - determined under the National Measurement Act 1966 (Cwlth) as the standard in Queensland legislation for the future collection and sharing of position information, and to clarify or update to

Motor Accident Insurance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
In July 2018, at the Parliamentary Estimates Hearing, the Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships committed to bringing legislation to Parliament to stop claim farming in Queensland’s Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme. Claim farming involves anonymous persons cold-calling members of the public about whether they, or their family members,

Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017
The Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) delivers key objectives of the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 by modernising the housing regulatory framework so consumers are protected and empowered, and the industry can supply quality services. The Bill amends the Housing Act 2003, Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003, Residential Services (Accr

Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal & Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (Bill) implements amendments arising from conclusions of the Report on the Review of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 to improve the operational efficiency of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) to better achieve the objects of the Queensland Civil and Administrat