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Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) will give effect to the Queensland Government’s commitment to widen the definition of 'corrupt conduct' in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 by including conduct, such as collusive tendering or fraud in applications for licences or permits issued by government, by people outside the public sector that impairs or could im

Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 proposes amendments to the Local Government Act 2009 and the Public Service Act 2008 to give effect to the government’s response to the recommendations of the independent councillor complaints review panel’s report ‘Councillor Complaints Review: A fair, effective and efficient framework’ (Councillor Complaints R

Lapsed Legislation for Re-Introduction into Legislative Assembly
When the election was called on 29 October 2017, the Parliament was dissolved by proclamation of the Governor. The dissolution has significant effects on the Parliament as follows: All business on the Notice Paper including Government Bills, Private Members Bills and Questions On Notice lapse; All notices of motions remaining on the Notice Paper such as revocation motions lapse, except for disall

Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
On 12 October 2017, the Premier and Minister for the Arts introduced the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Belcarra Bill 2017). The Belcarra Bill 2017 lapsed with the dissolution of the 55th Parliament. Consistent with the Belcarra Bill 2017, the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amend

Local Government Electoral (Stage1 - Belcarra) Bill 2018
On 6 March 2018, the Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs introduced the Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 1 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (the Belcarra Bill) which proposed to implement the five recommendations of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) report Operation Belcarra: A blueprint for integrity

Local Government (Dissolution of Ipswich City Council) Bill 2018 and appointment of interim administrator
Over the past 14 months, a number of Ipswich City Council Councillors, employees and contractors have been charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission with a variety of misconduct and corruption offences. These events have raised concerns about the administration and operations of the Ipswich City Council. The policy objectives of the Local Government (Dissolution of Ipswich City Council) Bill

Appointments of Public Interest Monitor and Deputy Public Interest Monitors
The Public Interest Monitor (PIM) and Deputy PIMs are appointed by the Governor in Council under section 324 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 and section 740 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000. The PIM’s functions include: Appearing in court hearings to test the validity of applications by law enforcement authorities for surveillance device warrants, retrieval warrants, approva

Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) Amendment Bill 2019
The Queensland Government is committed to continue its rolling program of Local Government reform to strengthen the equity, transparency, accountability and integrity of Local Government in Queensland. It is also committed to supporting Local Government and enhancing public confidence in the sector. The Crime and Corruption Commission, in its report Operation Belcarra: A blueprint for integrity an

Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) is proposed to: implement the further legislative stage of the Government’s response to certain recommendations in the Report of the Crime and Corruption Commission titled Operation Belcarra: A blueprint for integrity and addressing corruption risk in local government; facilitate operational improvements and support efficiencies in

Corrective Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
The Corrective Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (the Bill) provides a response to the immediate risks identified in the Crime and Corruption Commission’s Taskforce Flaxton: An examination of corruption risks and corruption in Queensland’s prisons (Taskforce Flaxton), supports implementation of recommendations from the Queensland Parole System Review (QPSR), and improves operation

Publicising Crime and Corruption Commission allegations - Local and State elections
In December 2016, the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) released a report titled Publicising allegations of corrupt conduct: Is it in the Public Interest. This report recommended the government consider making it an offence for a person to publicise allegations of corrupt conduct or CCC complaints about a councillor or candidate in a local government election period. In July 2020, the CCC repo

Appointment of Public Interest Monitor
The Public Interest Monitor is appointed by the Governor in Council under section 740 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 and section 324 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001. The role of the Public Interest Monitor includes (among other matters) appearing at court hearings to test the validity of applications by law enforcement authorities for surveillance device warrants, retrieva