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    Fire safety in residential care buildings
    In response to the Childers backpacker accommodation fire tragedy in June 2000, the Childers Taskforce (the Taskforce) recommended investigation of fire risks in a range of high occupancy buildings and a staged program to reduce risks of multiple death fires. A staged fire safety improvement program targeting high occupancy buildings across Queensland began in 2001 with the first phase targeting f

    Achievements Qld Police and Dept Emergency Services Vehicle Fleet Emissions
    Cabinet considered a submission regarding the initiatives and achievements by the Queensland Police Service and the Department of Emergency Services to reduce vehicle fleet emissions. The Action Plan 2007-2010 applies to all vehicles leased from, or procured by, QFleet. Under the Plan, QFleet aims to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by 15 percent by 2011, 25 percent by 2012, and 50 percent by 2017,

    Govt Response to Qld Fire and Rescue Service Efficiency Review June 2008
    In June 2008, the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Efficiency Review was developed in conjunction with Queensland Treasury. The scope of the Review encompassed an analysis of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) business model, a workforce analysis, and a financial analysis. Six efficiencies for redirection to frontline services were proposed, including: Efficiency one: Road Crash Rescu

    Storm Damage in South East Queensland
    Cabinet considered a submission from the Premier and the Minister for Emergency Services on the recent storm damage in South East Queensland. Cabinet noted the submission from the Premier and the Minister for Emergency Services in relation to the damage caused to South East Queensland by the storm on Sunday 16 November 2008. Attachments Nil

    Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
    The Bill will amend the Ambulance Service Act 1991 to: give effect to recommendations from the Queensland Ambulance Service Audit Report by providing legislative support for the expanded scope of role for paramedics to provide treatment or alternative referral paths where an ambulance transport to a medical facility is not necessary (Recommendation 2.1 – dot points 2 and 3); clearly articulate the

    Implication for Qld arising out of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission Report
    On 17 August 2009 the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission handed down its Interim Report (the Report). The Report makes 51 recommendations which are confined to immediate issues for implementation by the Victorian and the Commonwealth governments prior to the 2009-2010 Victorian bushfire season with a final report from the Commission due on 30 July 2010. Without diminishing the importance of th

    Floods and cyclone April 10
    An exceptional monsoonal rain event affected Queensland during the last week of February and the first week of March. The Bureau of Meteorology estimates that 403 cubic kilometres of rain fell across the Northern Territory and Queensland. This came on top of two earlier rainfall events over the previous three months. As a result, extensive reaches of South West Queensland experienced their wors

    Qld Ambulance Services Audit Final Report
    On 17 September 2007, the Queensland Government announced that a comprehensive audit of the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) would be undertaken. This decision was made due to concerns about the pressures on the QAS associated with escalating demand for ambulance services and the need to ensure that as many resources as possible were being directed to front line service delivery. The Audit was

    Update of the Accelerated Planning Initiative
    The State Government in 2006 initiated, under the banner of the Accelerated Planning Initiative (API), a set of cross-agency policy initiatives to provide a regulatory management regime to manage existing high impact industries, and establish best practice standards for new operations. The API consisted of eight cross-agency projects with implementation overseen by the API Steering Committee. M

    March 2010 Floods in South West Qld and Tropical Cyclone Ului - Update
    During the last week of February and the first week of March 2010, an exceptional monsoonal rain event affected Queensland. Coming on top of two earlier rainfall events over the previous three months, extensive reaches of South West Queensland experienced the worst flooding in living memory. Many residents lost property and personal effects. State Agencies provided support and assistance, but

    Disaster_Management_Amendment_Bill_2010
    The Department of Community Safety commissioned a review of disaster management arrangements in Queensland by independent consultants. The consultants recommended that the Disaster Management Act 2003 be amended to improve the operation of disaster management in Queensland. The Disaster Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 contains a number of amendments to the Disaster Management

    2009 Victorian Bushfires update
    On 31 July 2010 the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission (VBRC) handed down its Final Report (Final Report). The Report makes 67 recommendations in the areas of Bushfire Safety Policy; Emergency and Incident Management; Fireground Response; Electricity caused fires; Deliberately lit fires; Planning and Building; Land and fuel management; Organisational Structure; Research and evaluation, monitorin

    Bureau of Meteorology briefing
    Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Regional Director Mr Jim Davidson briefed Cabinet on the Queensland summer weather forecast. Mr Davidson said that Queensland could experience up to six cyclones over summer and well above average rainfalls. Mr Davidson said that historically Queensland could expect an average of four cyclones a season in the Coral Sea. While the number could be potentially higher, the

    second submission to commission of inquiry 2010-2011 flood events
    Following the flooding events of December 2010 and January 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry was established to consider flood preparedness, planning and responses. The Commission was directed to provide an interim report by 1 August 2011 containing recommendations relating to flood preparedness for the 2011/2012 wet season. The Commission was also directed to provide a final repo

    Inquiry into the Management of Rural Fire Services in Queensland
    The Public Accounts and Public Works Committee (PAPWC) conducted an Inquiry into ‘Management of Rural Fire Services in Queensland’. The purpose of the PAPWC inquiry was to examine the efficiency and effectiveness of the management of rural fire services in Queensland and in particular the funding and resource allocations that are available to Rural Fire Brigades. The final report of the PAPWC wit

    Govt submission on flood events to Commission of Inquiry
    Following the flooding events of December 2010 and January 2011, a Commission of Inquiry was established on 17 January 2011 by the Governor in Council. The Commission was established with Justice Catherine Holmes appointed as Commissioner and Mr Jim O’Sullivan AC and Mr Phil Cummins appointed as deputies. The Commission will provide an interim report by 1 August 2011 containing recommendations t

    Government Wireless Network process
    The proposed Government Wireless Network (GWN) is intended to deliver enhanced digital voice radio and narrowband communications for Queensland’s public safety agencies with improved security, interoperability between agencies, added functionality and a foundation upon which to provide modern front-line public safety services. An Expression of Interest (EOI) process was undertaken with documentati

    Police and Community Safety final report
    In November 2012, the Queensland Government announced a review of the police and community safety portfolio to identify opportunities to improve efficiency, quality, and accessibility to front line services and to recommend ways to eliminate duplication and waste. Former Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Mick Keelty, was appointed review the review team. The final report of the Police and Co

    Public Safety Business Agency Bill 2014
    In January 2013, former Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty commenced the Police and Community Safety Review (PACSR). The PACSR examined the two departments within the portfolio of the Minister for Police and Community Safety - the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Department of Community Safety (DCS). On 10 September 2013, the PACSR final report, titled ‘Sustaining the Unsust

    Public Safety Business Agency and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) was formally established by the Public Safety Business Agency Act 2014 (PSBA Act) on 21 May 2014. The PSBA Act authorises the PSBA to hold stated corporate and business support services for the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and the Inspector-General of Emergency Management (IGEM). The PSBA chief executive off

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    12 May, 2016

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