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    Amendment to Building and Construction Industry (Portable LSL) Regulation 2002
    Cabinet considered a submission regarding an amendment to the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Regulation 2002. The objective of the amendment is to increase the building and construction industry long service leave levy rate from 0.125% to 0.2% of the cost of building work, in order to ensure that adequate funds exist to meet the long-term liability for payment of

    Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
    The Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 (the Bill) introduces amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002, the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002, the Industrial Relations Act 1999 and the Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 2005. The Bill provides a Ministerial power under the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to make a recall order to compel the recall

    Bldg and Constr Long Service Leave Amend Reg 2009
    The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority, trading as “QLeave”, was established under the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (the Act) to administer a Portable Long Service Leave Scheme (the Scheme) for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. The Scheme is entirely self-funded through a le

    Fair Work (Cth Powers) and other Provisions Bill 2009
    The Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) and Other Provisions Bill 2009 contains provisions to: refer certain powers relating to workplace relations to the Parliament of the Commonwealth, to enable the Parliament of the Commonwealth to make laws about workplace relations for employees and employers in Queensland who would otherwise be outside the reach of Commonwealth legislative power; and make some

    Future of the Qld Workplace Rights Ombudsman
    An independent review was undertaken in September to October 2010 of the future of the Queensland Workplace Rights Ombudsman (the Ombudsman) and the Queensland Workplace Rights Office (QWRO). The review was instigated as a consequence of the changed industrial relations environment and referral of Queensland’s private sector industrial relations powers to the Commonwealth as well as the recommenda

    Maritime Labour Convention 2006
    1. The submission sought Cabinet approval for the Queensland Government’s agreement to Australia’s ratification of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 (No. 186). 2. The MLC is designed to provide minimum requirements for seafarers to work on ships and contains provisions on conditions of employment, hours of work and rest, accommodation, recreational facil

    Framework for Alcohol and Drug Management in the Workplace
    The Framework for Alcohol and Drug Management in the Workplace recommends that employers develop a drug and alcohol policy in consultation with workers following the conduct of a risk assessment which identifies the need for a drug and alcohol policy in that workplace. The Framework is applicable to all workplaces. However, it is expected that only high risk workplaces will identify a need for a

    Contract Cleaning Amendment Regulation 2011
    The Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Scheme in Queensland. provides long service leave benefits to contract cleaning industry workers. Such benefits are for service to the industry rather than to one employer. The Scheme recognises that because of the transient nature of the industry and the propensity for contracts to change hands on a regular basis, relatively few worker

    Review of the Holidays Act 1983
    The Holiday Act 1983 (the Act) was amended in 2010 by the Holidays Act Amendment Bill 2010 to provide for observance of two public holidays for Christmas Day 2010 on Saturday, 25 December and Tuesday, 28 December (Monday, 27 December already being a substitute public holiday for Boxing Day) and two public holidays for New Year’s Day 2011 on Saturday, 1 January and Monday, 3 January. During parlia

    Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
    The Bill amends the Electrical Safety Act 2002 and the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002 to implement a new Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) within Queensland. This new system: Places obligations for safety on a responsible supplier who is the first point of sale (ie the manufacturer or importer) in Australia or New Zealand. Establishes a national register where all suppliers and certain

    Work Health and Safety and Safety in Recreational Water Bills 2011
    The harmonisation of work health and safety (WHS) laws is part of the Council of Australian Governments’ National Reform Agenda aimed at reducing the regulatory burden and creating a seamless national economy. The objects of harmonising WHS laws through a model framework are to protect the health and safety of workers, improve safety outcomes, reduce compliance costs for business, and improve eff

    Government response to the review of the Fair Work legislation
    Queensland Government response to the recommendations of the report of the review of the Fair Work legislation Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Following the public release of the final report of the Fair Work legislation review panel on 2 August 2012, State Ministers were invited to make written submissions in response to the report recommendations to the Honourable Bill Shorten MP, Fed

    Public Service and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
    As part of its election commitments, the Government pledged to revitalise frontline services and restore public sector accountability, including streamlining of functions, containing the escalating costs associated with public sector administration and reducing the public sector’s management overburden. The Public Service and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 will improve the operation of exis

    Indemnity Arrangements for Hospital and Health Services
    The Council of Australian Governments’ National Health Reforms commence on 1 July 2012. From this date, statutory bodies, known as Hospital and Health Services, assume responsibility for the function of delivering hospital and other health services to Queensland on behalf of the State. Queensland Health will provide overall management of the health system. The Hospital and Health Service workforc

    South East Queensland Water Amendment Bill 2012
    The South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Amendment Bill 2012 (the Bill) proposes to remove the special industrial relations measures, in particular the Workforce Frameworks, that were mandated by the former Government to apply to council employees who transferred to the South East Queensland (SEQ) distributor-retailers and for those Allconnex Water (Allconnex) employ

    Future of the Qld Workplace Rights Ombudsman and Qld Workplace Rights Office after 30 June 2012
    The Queensland Workplace Rights Ombudsman and Queensland Workplace Rights Office were established in July 2007 under the Industrial Relations Act 1999 in response to WorkChoices. On 1 January 2010, Queensland referred its private sector industrial relations jurisdictional powers to the Commonwealth as part of the establishment of a national workplace relations system. Section 339C of the Industr

    Referral of State Industrial Relations jurisdiction for private sector to Commonwealth
    Following the passage of the Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) and Other Provisions Act 2009 (the Referral Act), regulatory power over Queensland’s unincorporated private sector employers was referred to the Commonwealth Government. The referral of powers transferred approximately 14% of Queensland employees to the Federal industrial relations system. Under the terms of the Referral Act, the ref

    Appointments under the Industrial Relations Act 1999
    The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) is an independent tribunal established to conciliate and arbitrate industrial matters in the State of Queensland. To facilitate succession planning and to restore balance to the QIRC, it is appropriate to make a new appointment to the role of Deputy President and two new appointments to the roles of Commissioner of the QIRC. Cabinet: endorsed

    Implementation Guidelines Qld Code of Practice BCA
    The building and construction industry is one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy. Unlocking activity in Queensland’s construction sector to create jobs and investment is critical to Queensland’s economic recovery and future growth. The Implementation Guidelines apply to State funded construction projects with a value greater than $2 million. The role of the Guidelines and the Building

    Industrial Relations Transparency and Accountability Amendment Bill 2013
    The Queensland Government is committed to strengthening the accountability of state-based industrial organisations following allegations of financial mismanagement and corruption involving officials past and present of the National Office of the Health Services Union. In a bid to prevent similar occurrences in Queensland, the government considered options to increase transparency and improve the

    Amendments to Criminal Law Amendment Bill No2 2012
    The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the WCR Act) allows large employers who meet certain criteria, including being financially viable and having over 2,000 full time employees, to apply to Queensland Workers’ Compensation Regulatory Authority (Q-COMP), to cease insuring through WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover) and self-insure their workers’ compensation liabilities under the WCR

    Appointments to Building and Construction Industry QLeave Board
    The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (QLeave), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. Section 11 of the Act provides that QLeave i

    Appointment to Industrial Court of Queensland
    The Industrial Court of Queensland is a superior court of record in Queensland. Mr David Hall retired as president of the Industrial Court of Queensland effective 4 October 2013. Section 243 of the Industrial Relations Act 1999 provides for appointment to the office of president of the court. Cabinet approved that the Honourable Justice Glenn Martin AM be recommended to the Governor in Council fo

    Industrial Relations Fair Work Harmonisation Bill 2013
    The Industrial Relations (Fair Work Harmonisation No. 2) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2013 amends the Industrial Relations Act 1999 to create a new industrial relations framework for the Queensland jurisdiction which will provide a simplified and flexible industrial relations system that is adaptable for local service delivery, innovation and productivity improvements. The Bill also includes ame

    Appointments to Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Board
    The Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 2005 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (the Authority), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the contract cleaning industry in Queensland. Section 16 of the Act provides that the Authority is governed

    Industrial Relations Legislative Reform Reference Group
    The Government’s commitments on industrial relations reform included the establishment of the Industrial Relations Legislation Reform Reference Group to review Queensland’s industrial relations laws and tribunals. The Industrial Relations Legislation Reform Reference Group will make recommendations to the Government for legislative reform. Cabinet approved the Terms of Reference for the Industrial

    Holidays Amendment Bill 2015
    The Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 implements the election commitment made by the Government to honour the real Labour Day by reinstating the Labour Day public holiday, moving it from its current date of the first Monday in October to the first Monday in May each year. The commitment also provides for the movement of the Queen’s Birthday public holiday from June to October. The

    Industrial Relations Restoring Fairness Amendment Bill 2015
    In 2013, the Industrial Relations Act 1999 was amended to provide for statutory individual employment contracts, known as high income guarantee contracts. The Health and Hospital Boards Act 2011 was also amended to facilitate the use of contracts, particularly for senior doctors. The Government has committed to removing high income guarantee contract arrangements and restoring rights and entitleme

    Industrial Relations (Restoring Fairness) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    The Industrial Relations (Restoring Fairness) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 amends the Industrial Relations Act 1999 to restore fairness to Queensland public sector and local government sector employees in line with the Government’s election commitments and priorities. The Bill includes amendments to: re-instate conditions for government workers, including by amending provisions relat

    Hospital and Health Boards (Safe Nurse and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2015
    The purpose of the Hospital and Health Boards (Safe Nurse-to-Patient and Midwife-to-Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) is to provide a legislative framework to enable nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios and workload provisions to be mandated in public sector health service facilities. The Bill implements the Government’s commitment in the Nursing Guarantee policy to legislat

    Administrative responsibility for Queensland Industrial Relations Commission
    The previous Government amended the Industrial Relations Act 1999 to alter the administrative functions of the president of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and impose an additional requirement on persons able to be appointed to the position of deputy president (Court). The administrative responsibility for the Commission and Registry is to be returned to the president. In addition,

    Industrial Relations Bill 2016
    The purpose of the Industrial Relations Bill 2016 is to regulate Queensland’s industrial relations jurisdiction, which comprises the state and local government sectors. The Bill replaces the Industrial Relations Act 1999. The Bill was prepared in accordance with recommendations made in the report of the Industrial Relations Legislative Reform Reference Group entitled ‘A Review of the Industrial R

    Review of the Industrial Relations Framework in Queensland
    The Industrial Relations Legislative Reform Reference Group presented its Report “A Review of the Industrial Relations Framework in Queensland” to the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs in December 2015. The Report made a number of recommendations on Queensland’s industrial relations laws to be included in a proposed new Act

    Appointments to Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority Board
    The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (Act) provides for the establishment of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (QLeave), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. Section 11 of the Act provides that QLeave is g

    Proposal for the regulation of the labour hire industry in Queensland
    The Finance and Administration Committee “Inquiry into the practices of the labour hire industry in Queensland” was tabled in Parliament on 30 June 2016. An Issues Paper will canvass submissions from stakeholders and the community on the important features of any scheme for the regulation of the labour hire industry. The Issues Paper seeks responses from stakeholders on a number of questions in r

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    12 May, 2016

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