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Great Barrier Reef Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA)
The Emerald Agreement provides the current basis for arrangements between the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments concerning the management of the Great Barrier Reef and was signed on 14 June 1979. The proposed IGA will incorporate or replace all current Emerald Agreement documents. The Ministerial Council may add, remove and amend schedules to the proposed agreement, with the exception of Sc

Water Commonwealth Powers Bill 2008
The Intergovernmental Agreement on Murray-Darling Basin Reform of July 2008 commits the Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory Governments (the Basin States) to use best endeavours to pass legislation to provide for a limited text referral of State powers to the Commonwealth. This will enable the Commonwealth, to amend its Water Act 2007 (C’th Wate

COAG Review Hazardous Materials Chemicals of security concern
In the aftermath of the October 2002 terrorist bombing in Bali, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) commissioned a national review of the regulation, reporting and security surrounding the storage, sale and handling of hazardous materials hazardous materials in late 2002. The fourth and final component of the national review focussed on chemicals of security concern and examined the threa

IGA for National Licensing
In July 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to establish a national licensing system for specified occupations. The system will see a national approach to the licensing of a range of economically important occupations aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on businesses and individuals and promoting greater workforce mobility. Once established, workers and contractors in

Implementation Plan 2009-13 and Impact Evaluation Report on Homelessness report
The Australian Government’s White Paper: The Road Home: A National Approach to Reducing Homelessness sets an ambitious agenda to halve overall homelessness and offer accommodation to all rough sleepers who need it by 2020. As agreed at the November 2008 Council of Australian Governments meeting, the Australian Government will contribute $99.39 million over four years from 2009–10 to reduce homele

ILO convention
Cabinet’s approval was sought for Queensland Government’s agreement to Australia’s ratification of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 175, Part-Time Work (C175). The purpose of C175 is to provide protection to part-time workers so that their working conditions are the same as comparable full-time workers. The ratification of ILO conventions by Australia follows a process of consul

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act
The amendments enable the Governor to make a gazette notice endorsing a permanent exemption of section 9B of the Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) from the TransTasman Mutual Recognition Act 2003 (Cwlth). Section 9B prohibits the sale of prescribed drug paraphernalia, such as bongs and ice pipes, in South Australia. The amendments will also allow the Governor to approve, by proclamation, the term

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

IGA Framework for agricultural and veterinary chemicals
An Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), which was signed by Agriculture/Primary Industries Ministers for each jurisdiction in 1995, provides the current basis for the operation of the National Registration Scheme for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals. In 2010, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) approved A National Policy Framework for the Assessment, Registration and Control of Use o

Renewal of the Partners in Government Agreement
The Partners in Government Agreement meets one of the Queensland Government’s key election commitments to review the current Agreement, in consultation with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), within the first six months after coming into office. The Partners in Government Agreement formalises a set of principles to guide the relationship between the State and Local Government,

Memorandum of Understanding between Australian Government and State of Queensland on City Deals
In April 2016, the Commonwealth Government released the Smart Cities Plan which aims to implement City Deals for key cities across Australia. During a visit to Townsville in July 2016, the Prime Minister and the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation reconfirmed that the Commonwealth Government would enter into City Deals, with Townsville to be the first Ci

Queensland and New South Wales Statement of Principles and Priorities for Cross border Collaboration 2016-19
The Statement of Principles and Priorities for Cross-border Collaboration 2016-19 (the Statement) reaffirms and strengthens existing partnerships and collaboration between state and local governments, communities, business and industry groups and regional organisations, forged under the 2011 Queensland–New South Wales (NSW) Memorandum of Understanding on Cross-Border Collaboration (the MoU). The n

Update on Queensland NSW Cross-border Collaboration 2016-19
The Statement of Principles and Priorities for Cross-border Collaboration 2016–19 (the Statement) strengthens existing partnerships and collaboration between state and local governments, communities, business and industry groups and regional organisations. In the Statement, the Queensland and New South Wales Governments acknowledge the importance of working closely and collaboratively to improve s

2017 Intergovernmental Agreement for Australian Building Codes Board
The National Construction Code (NCC) sets the minimum requirements for the design, construction and performance of buildings throughout Australia including amenity, accessibility and safety. Each state and territory adopts the NCC and is responsible for regulating compliance with the NCC in their jurisdiction. An Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) between the Commonwealth, state and territory gov

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) transition update and issues
Throughout transition, the Queensland Government has worked closely with the Commonwealth Government and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) regarding Queensland’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Queensland is committed to transitioning eligible Queenslander’s with disability to the NDIS and has worked consistently with the Commonwealth Government and the

Queensland Government Framework for Intergovernmental Relations
Successful intergovernmental relations are a critical component of the Queensland Government’s ability to deliver for the Queensland community given the interwoven nature of policy setting and service delivery and the significant Vertical Fiscal Imbalance between the Federal and State and Territory governments under Australia’s system of federation. 2020 saw major changes to the Australian federa

Partnership to support state-level services on Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island is an Australian external territory, located 1,440 km east of Brisbane, which has a population of around 1,748 people (2016 census). The island was self-governed until 2015, when the Federal Government replaced the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly with an Administrator, established the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) and assumed responsibility for funding and delivery of n

Implementation of the Intergovernmental Partnership Agreement on State Service Delivery to Norfolk Island
On 22 October 2021, the Premier and Minister for the Olympics signed the Intergovernmental Partnership Agreement on State Service Delivery to Norfolk Island (IGA), which sets out terms of the partnership with the Federal Government to support the delivery of Queensland services to Norfolk Island. Significant work has been undertaken by Queensland agencies cooperatively with the Federal Government