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    Criminal Proceeds Confiscation and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2008
    The Criminal Proceeds Confiscation and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2008 contains amendments to the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002, the Security Providers Act 1993, the Fair Trading Act 1989 and the Trusts Act 1973. The amendments to the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act aim to improve the Act’s ability to achieve its objectives, which are primarily aimed at removing financial gain and incr

    Mortgagee Fire Sales
    In Queensland, the power of a mortgagee to sell a property where a mortgagor is in default is set out in the Land Title Act 1994 and the Property Law Act 1974. Section 85 of the Property Law Act requires a mortgagee to take reasonable care to ensure that the property is sold at the market value. While the title of a purchaser is protected, a person affected by breach of this duty has a civil rem

    Unit Pricing Fair Trading Regulation
    Unit pricing enables consumers to make comparisons across the range and assess value for money. It provides the price per standard unit of measure on shelf labels irrespective of brand or package size, in addition to the total price of the product. Consultation has been undertaken on a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) on the introduction of a mandatory scheme. The proposal will not capture smal

    Gambling and OLAB
    One of the Government’s Towards Q2 commitments is to support safe and caring communities. In line with this commitment, the Government announced significant gambling reforms during 2008 to reduce the potential harm of gambling in the community. These reforms included a cap on club gaming machines to limit the proliferation of gaming machines in the state, a reallocation scheme for gaming mach

    Combined Bunk Bed Safety RIS and Draft Public Benefit Test
    The issue of bunk bed safety gained prominence in 2008, following an inquest that year into the death of a child in 2002. The child died as a result of head injuries sustained when she fell from an upper bunk in a holiday rental unit. The parents of the child raised issues with the Queensland Ombudsman about the coverage of safety regulations for bunk beds. As a result the Ombudsman recommended,

    Mandatory Unit Pricing of Grocery Products
    In September 2008, the Queensland Government approved and released draft law proposing unit pricing of grocery products in supermarkets. In March 2009, the Australian Government released a draft mandatory national code for unit pricing of grocery products. The national code - the Retail Grocery Industry (Unit Pricing) Code of Conduct, commenced on 1 July 2009 and requires industry compliance acr

    Gambling and OLAB - Additional Amendments
    The Gambling and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 proposes that the Liquor Act 1992 be amended to include a moratorium on extended trading hours approvals after midnight, but with an exemption from the moratorium only for applications in inner city areas with a concentration of licensed premises with approved extended trading hours after midnight. It is intended that the moratorium be impo

    Credit Bill 2009 - amendments during CID
    Cabinet –April 2010 Credit (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2009 – Amendments to be moved during Consideration in Detail Minister for Tourism and Fair Trading The Credit (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2009 (the Bill) refers constitutional power for credit and advice to the Commonwealth and repeals the Credit Act 1987, Consumer Credit (Queensland) Act 1994, the appended template Credit Code and supporti

    Moratorium on release of state-owned operating authorities
    Cabinet –April 2010 Extension of the current moratorium on the release of State owned operating authorities for electronic gaming machines in hotels Minister for Tourism and Fair Trading On 17 April 2008, the Honourable Anna Bligh MP, Premier announced an immediate two year moratorium on the release of additional gaming machines to hotels as part of a package of measures to minimise gamblin

    Body Corporate and Community Management Amd Bill 2010 - Exposure Draft
    Community titles schemes involve the collective ownership and management of common property and body corporate assets. Under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, most costs associated with living in a scheme are proportioned by a lot owner’s allocated contribution schedule lot entitlement. The current approach to setting and adjusting contribution schedule lot entitlements has

    Fair Trading ACL Bill 2010
    On 2 October 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a new national consumer law to be implemented by a national application law scheme, and jointly enforced by the Commonwealth, States and Territories. The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) was developed as a single national consumer law based on the former Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) and drawing upon the recommendations of

    Personal Property Securities (Ancillary Provisions) Bill 2010
    Following initiation by the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG) in 2006, the Council of Australian Governments agreed to proceed with the reform of Australian personal property securities law. An intergovernmental agreement has been signed to this effect by all Australian jurisdictions. Under the intergovernmental agreement, states and territories agreed to refer power to the Commonw

    Setting and adjusting Lot Entitlements
    Community titles schemes involve the collective ownership and management of common property and body corporate assets. Costs associated with living in a scheme are proportioned by a lot owner’s allocated lot entitlement. Under the current lot entitlement arrangements provided by the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, every lot in a community titles scheme is allocated a contribut

    Manufactured_Homes_Residential_Parks_Amendment_Bill_2010
    This submission proposes the introduction of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Amendment Bill 2010 (the Bill) which addresses issues identified during a review of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 (the Act). The Act provides for the positioning and occupancy of manufactured homes in residential parks. The main object of the Act is to regulate and promote fair trading

    PAMDOLA 2010
    The Property Agents and Motor Dealers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (the Bill) implements the recommendation to streamline Chapter 11 of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (PAMD Act), which prescribes the processes for the presentation and delivery of residential real estate contracts, and the circumstances in which these contracts may be terminated. The Bill makes paralle

    Consultation Paper on Associations Incorporations Act
    The Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (the Act) provides a framework for the incorporation and governance of not-for-profit associations which make an important contribution to the community and to Queensland’s economy. The Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 (the Regulation) prescribes matters in relation to record-keeping and accounting requirements, and contains a set of model rules

    Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill
    The primary objectives of the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 are to: amend the excuse of accident (section 23(1)(b), Criminal Code) to omit the term ‘accident’ and substitute the term with a phrase which better reflects the ‘reasonably foreseeable consequence’ test; recast the partial defence of provocation (section 304, Criminal Code) to address its bias and flaws, as r

    Public Release of Land Sales Act 1984 discussion paper
    The Land Sales Act 1984 regulates the sale of unregistered flat land (‘proposed allotments’) and land sold off the plan forming part of a community titles scheme (‘proposed lots’) (e.g. building units). In accordance with the Queensland Government’s obligations under the National Competition Policy agreed to in 1995 by the Council of Australian Governments, the Act was reviewed in 2001. A public

    Property Agents, Motor Dealers, Commercial Agents and other Bills
    The Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (PAMD Act) provides for the licensing and regulation of real estate agents, resident letting agents, pastoral houses, property developers, motor dealers, auctioneers and commercial agents. The Property Agents Bill 2010, the Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Bill 2010, the Commercial Agents Bill 2010 and the Agents Financial Administration Bill 2

    Fair Trading Inspectors Bill 2011
    A 2002 Office of Fair Trading review of the Fair Trading Act 1989 and a 2007 review of the then Department of Tourism, Fair Trading and Wine Industry Development by the former Service Delivery and Performance Commission identified that there were inconsistencies in the inspectorate provisions contained in the fair trading legislation. Inspectorate provisions are provisions which deal with the app

    Fair Trading (Safety Standards) Regulation 2011
    The use of bunk beds poses a significant risk of serious injury to young children. A mandatory product safety standard addressing key hazards associated with bunk beds has applied to bunk bed manufacturers and suppliers since 2002. However, bunk beds purchased prior to this time which do not meet the mandatory safety standard are still used in some private homes and short-term accommodation premis

    Property Occupations and other fair trading Bills 2013
    The Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 provides for the licensing and regulation of real estate agents, resident letting agents, pastoral houses, property developers, motor dealers, auctioneers and commercial agents. In February 2013, four draft Bills designed to split and repeal the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 were released for a four week public consultation process and re

    Liquor Red Tape Reduction and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
    Government is committed to reducing the regulatory burden on the liquor and gaming industry to support tourism as one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy. In accordance with this commitment, the Liquor (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 amends liquor and gaming legislation to implement a number of red tape reduction and miscellaneous proposals, including: exte

    Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    The Government has committed to taking action to address alcohol-related harm in and around Queensland’s licensed venues. To achieve this the Government is implementing a comprehensive policy framework to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence (the Policy), based on evidence and best-practice approaches. This Policy includes both legislative and non-legislative elements, and also provides for the contin

    Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 2015
    Under section 122 of the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (the Act), a review of the operation of the Act has been conducted to decide whether the Act’s provisions remain appropriate for the Queensland retail sector. The amendments to the Act contained in the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) are the outcome of the review consultation processes, including public consultation on a discus

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    12 May, 2016

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