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    Swimming Pool safety laws
    In December 2008, the Queensland Government announced the most comprehensive review of the State's swimming pool safety laws in nearly 20 years. An independent swimming pool safety review committee was then established and presented 23 improvement ideas to the Government for consideration. Following extensive public consultation, the Government adopted all the swimming pool safety review committee

    Personal Watercraft Safety Consultation Paper
    In March 2010 Coroner John Hutton, Southport Magistrates Court, delivered his findings into the death of a hire and drive personal watercraft rider on 29 April 2008. Coroner Hutton concluded the rider’s inexperience in personal water craft operations was the primary cause of the incident. In his findings, Coroner Hutton made four marine safety recommendations relating to: Licensing of hire an

    Mines and Energy Amendment (No.2) Bill 2010
    The Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment (No. 2) 2010 (the Bill) amends the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) to enable the specification and enforcement of nation-wide introduction of minimum energy performance standards for gas appliances. The Bill also includes various amendments to the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and Coal Mining Safety and Healt

    Inquiry into the road safety benefits of fixed speed cameras
    In March 2010 the Economic Development Committee (the Committee) launched an inquiry into the road safety benefits of fixed speed cameras. The Committee tabled Report No. 4: Inquiry into the road safety benefits of fixed speed cameras on 7 October 2010. The report contained 15 recommendations in acknowledgment of the human, social and economic costs of road crash trauma on our community. Ten of t

    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

    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

    Police Powers and Responsibilities (Motor Vehicle Impoundment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
    The Government has committed, through the ‘Safer Streets Crime Action Plan’, to introduce the toughest anti-hooning laws in the nation. The ‘Putting the Brakes on Hoons’ policy includes: hooning cars clamped and off the road for three months for the first offence; and hooning cars forfeited or crushed for any subsequent offence within the next 5 years. To achieve this commitment, the Police Power

    Implementation of risk based management of abandoned mines in Queensland
    The Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry made three recommendations relating to abandoned mines – recommendations 13.17 to 13.19 in its final report. Key considerations included: Collation of all information held by government on abandoned mines; Development of a dedicated abandoned mines database to hold this information; Using this information to conduct a stock-take of the status and risks a

    Appointment and remuneration of deputy member of the Pool Safety Council
    The Pool Safety Council (PSC) is established under the Building Act 1975. The PSC oversees the pool safety laws in Queensland. Its functions include maintaining a register of swimming pools and licensed pool safety inspectors (PSIs). They also include monitoring and enforcing compliance by pool owners. The PSC also investigates complaints about PSI conduct and administers discipline. Cabinet no

    Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
    As part of the Queensland Government’s 100 day action plan, the Government committed to ‘commence drafting legislative amendments to install the Independent Public Advocate as a statutory authority’, within the first 30 days. The Public Advocate is established under the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 as an integral part of Queensland’s guardianship system, which protects and promotes th

    Responsible Alcohol Management-A Community Approach in Discrete Indigenous Communities
    The Queensland Government committed to work with Indigenous communities to review Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs). The Queensland Government Six Month Action Plan July–December 2012 indicates that the Review will commence by December 2012. The State Government recognises that there is a diversity of views, needs and circumstances within and between communities regarding the AMPs. The Review will

    Appointments to the Safe Food Production Qld Board
    Safe Food Production QLD (Safe Food) is a statutory authority established under the Food Production (Safety) Act 2000. Safe Food is required to develop, implement and administer food safety schemes, based on national standards, for a range of primary produce. Food safety schemes for the seafood, meat, dairy and egg industries have been implemented. Safe Food has a board of directors which is res

    Appointment of Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health
    The proposed appointment is to a stand alone role of Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health and not to a government body. Under section 73A(1) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act), there is to be a Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. Pursuant to the Act, the functions of the commissioner are to: advise the Minister on mine health and safety matters generally; fulfil the r

    G20 Safety and Security Bill 2013
    The 2014 meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) is to be hosted by Australia. Queensland has been nominated by the Prime Minister as the primary venue for the G20. A G20 meeting consists of a number of meetings under the G20 umbrella. From a Queensland perspective, the two most important of the meetings will be the Heads of State/Heads of Government meeting (Leaders’ meeting) to be held in Brisbane

    Queensland Counter-Terrorism Strategy 2013-2018
    The threat of terrorism is a real and enduring one which has the potential to undermine the safety and security of our community. The Queensland Government has primary responsibility for countering this threat and ensuring that Queensland meets its obligations under the national counter-terrorism arrangements. The Queensland Counter-Terrorism Committee (QCTC) was established to coordinate a stat

    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

    Appointments to the Pool Safety Council
    The Pool Safety Council is established under the Building Act 1975. The Pool Safety Council is responsible for the licensing of pool safety inspectors. This includes associated responsibilities such as audits, complaint investigation, training and reporting. Cabinet noted the intention of the Minister for Housing and Public Works to appoint to the Pool Safety Council from the date of the approval

    RIS for the Mine Safety National Framework
    The National Mine Safety Framework (NMSF) started as an initiative of the Conference of Chief Inspectors of Mines but became one of 27 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) reforms. One of the strategies under the NMSF is to develop a nationally consistent legislative and regulatory framework. Queensland has participated in the NMSF based on the position that existing safety and health standar

    Strategic Management of Asbestos in Qld
    The Queensland Government has a regulatory and policy framework to minimise the risks of exposure to asbestos in workplaces, domestic premises and the environment. Four State Government departments and over 70 local councils are responsible for administering and enforcing asbestos-related legislation. At times, the multiplicity of laws and the division of regulatory responsibilities across agencie

    Review of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002
    The Electrical Safety Regulation 2002 commenced on 1 October 2002. Under the requirements of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992 the Regulation will expire and must be reviewed. A Regulatory Assessment Statement (RAS) has been completed as part of this review of the Regulation. The RAS reviews the Regulation and examines the following three options: Option 1 No Regulation – this option proposes to

    Petroleum and Gas Safety and Health Review and RIS
    The Petroleum and Gas (P&G) Safety and Health Fee is a full cost recovery fee system for the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate (the Inspectorate), to undertake its regulatory role under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. This P&G Safety and Health Fee was introduced in 2010, replacing the previous cost recover fee system, in order to better fund the inspectorate allowing them t

    Electrical Safety Regulation 2013
    The need for the proposed Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (the 2013 Regulation) is due to the automatic expiry of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002 (the 2002 Regulation) under the requirements of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992. A consultation Regulatory Assessment Statement (RAS) for the review of the 2002 Regulation was released for public comment between 28 March 2013 and 26 April 2013

    Appointments to the Board of Examiners
    The Board of Examiners is constituted under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act). The functions of the Board are: to decide the competencies necessary for holders of certificates of competency; to assess applicants, or have applicants assessed, for certificates of competency; to grant certificates of competency to persons who have demonstrated to the Board’s satisfaction

    Petroleum and Gas Production Safety Regulation and Fee Decision RIS
    The Petroleum and Gas (P&G) Safety and Health Fee is a full cost recovery fee system for the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate (the Inspectorate), to undertake its regulatory role under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. This P&G Safety and Health Fee was introduced in 2010, replacing the previous cost recover fee system, in order to better fund the Inspectorate allowing them t

    Review of Gene Technology and government response
    The Gene Technology Act 2001 (the Queensland Act) is Queensland’s component of the regulatory scheme for gene technology in Australia. The object of the Queensland Act is to protect the health and safety of people, and to protect the environment, by identifying risks posed by or as a result of gene technology, and by managing the risks by regulating certain dealings with genetically modified organ

    Contaminated Land Technical Services Regulatory Impact Statement
    A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) has been prepared to assess the costs and benefits of options for the provision of technical expertise in contaminated land matters to inform regulatory decision making under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. The RIS includes the option to require the certification of contaminated land reports by an approved auditor prior to submission to the

    Premier’s Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland
    The Queensland Government is committed to making Queensland a safe place for everyone to live. There has been an increase in occurrences of domestic and family violence in recent years. Queensland’s domestic and family violence support system is complex, with several government departments administering police, legal, housing and other support services. There are also a number of non-government o

    Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
    Violence in and around licensed venues is a serious problem for Queensland. While a number of measures have been implemented to address alcohol and drug-related violence, such as the state-wide lockout, a moratorium on late-night trading hours and the Drink Safe Precinct trials, the problem has continued. On 23 March 2014, the Queensland Government released the draft Safe Night Out Strategy. The d

    Qld Govt Action Plan to stop alcohol and drug-related violence
    Alcohol and drug-related violence is a significant problem for Queensland. Violent and anti-social patrons of licensed venues have a disproportionate impact on Queensland’s nightlife. Their aggressive and irresponsible conduct has harmful and sometimes tragic results. Following public consultation through an online survey, “An action plan to restore responsible behaviour and respect, stamp out alc

    Queensland Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan
    Road trauma continues to be a major contributor to premature death and serious injury in Queensland. The Safer Roads, Safer Queensland: Queensland’s Road Safety Strategy 20152021 and Action Plan 2015-17 have been developed to drive improvements in road safety in coming years. The documents reflect expert and community input from the Safer Roads, Safer Queensland forum held at Parliament House on

    Appointment Board of Examiners
    The Board of Examiners is established under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act). The functions of the Board of Examiners are: to decide the competencies necessary for holders of certificates of competency; to assess applicants, or have applicants assessed, for certificates of competency; to grant certificates of competency to persons who have demonstrated to the Board’s

    Consultation on National Injury Insurance Scheme for Motor Vehicle Accidents
    The establishment of a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was recommended by the Productivity Commission in its 2011 Inquiry Report, Disability Care and Support. The Productivity Commission proposed that a NIIS would cover the lifetime (i.e. until death) care and support needs of catastrophically injured people across four main stream

    Queensland Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2015-2017
    The Queensland Government is committed to reducing suicide and its impact on Queenslanders. In 2014, an estimated 627 Queenslanders died by suicide. While the suicide rate in Queensland has been relatively stable at 13.3 per 100,000, it continues to exceed the national average of 10.8 per 100,000 and is higher than that experienced in most other States and Territories. For every suicide an estima

    National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Bill 2016
    The establishment of a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was recommended by the Productivity Commission in its 2011 Inquiry Report, Disability Care and Support. The Productivity Commission proposed that a NIIS would cover the lifetime (i.e. until death) care and support needs of catastrophically injured people across four main stream

    Whole-of-government social cohesion approach and countering violent extremism referral program
    In response to recent events in Australia and overseas, governments around the world and within Australia are increasingly turning their attention to social cohesion as a mechanism to counter violent extremism (CVE). This approach recognises that legislative and policing work in the CVE area is more effective if complemented by community-based social cohesion strategies. Compared with other countr

    Community safety and education delivery for Aurukun
    Offending by young people, including carjacking the principal of the Aurukun Campus of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy, during May 2016 led to the closure of the school and evacuation of school staff. It was decided that the school would close temporarily until the start of Term 3 on 11 July 2016, with a short term approach to provide education through the PCYC implemented. In a statem

    Government arrangements for access to the Government Wireless Network (GWN)
    The Queensland Government is utilising the Government Wireless Network service which brings Queensland’s Public Safety Agencies onto the same radio communications platform and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of frontline operations. The Government Wireless Network provides: improved security, interoperability between agencies; added functionality; improved efficiency, improved safety thr

    Response to the Parliamentary Committee Report relating to smoke alarms
    The Member for Kawana, Mr Jarrod Bleijie MP, introduced the Fire and Emergency Services (Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill 2015 as a Private Members’ Bill on 2 December 2015. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill state the purpose of the Bill is to implement recommendations from the Coronial Inquest into the 2011 Slacks Creek house fire. The Bill does not address the installation of smoke alarms in bedroom

    Appointment of the Public Guardian
    Section 9 of the Public Guardian Act 2014 (the Act) provides that there must be a Public Guardian. Section 10 of the Act provides that the Public Guardian’s role: in relation to adults who have impaired capacity for a matter, is to protect their rights and interests; and in relation to relevant children and children staying at a visitable site, is to protect their rights and interests. Section 97

    Cohesive Communities Action Plan for Queensland 2016-18
    As part of the 2015–16 State Budget, the Queensland Government committed $5 million over three years for a committee to strengthen social cohesion and address issues that lead to anti-social behaviours, including extremism. In June 2016, the Queensland Government established the Queensland Social Cohesion Implementation Committee (QSCIC) as a step towards enhancing social cohesion in our communit

    Appointment of the Public Advocate
    Section 208 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 provides that there must be a Public Advocate. The Public Advocate is responsible for: promoting and protecting the rights of adults with impaired capacity for a matter; promoting the protection of the adults from neglect, exploitation or abuse; encouraging the development of programs to help the adults to reach the greatest practicable

    Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Bill 2016
    The Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Bill 2016 is a major component in implementing the national rail safety reforms in Queensland. The reforms will deliver a more consistent approach to policy and regulation across Australia, and remove economic inefficiencies that had been created by existing inconsistencies in the rail regulatory regimes between states and territories in Australia. The Bi

    Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in its final report, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland made 140 recommendations, including specific changes to the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (DFVP Act). The Queensland Government response accepted these recommendations and identified the commencement of the review of the DFVP

    Queensland Violence against Women Prevention Plan 2016-22
    Violence in all its forms is unacceptable. Women and girls are overwhelmingly disproportionately affected by a range of forms of violence, such as domestic and family violence; sexual violence, including rape; assault and harassment; technology facilitated violence, such as online harassment and abuse; elder abuse; female genital mutilation; trafficking; and forced and servile marriage. These form

    Police Powers and Responsibilities (Commonwealth Games) Amendment Bill 2017
    The 2018 Commonwealth Games (the Games) are to be hosted on the Gold Coast between 4 and 15 April 2018 with events also being held in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. The Queensland Police Service is partnering with the Office of the Commonwealth Games and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation to plan and deliver the security and public safety response for the Games. A regulation und

    Quad bike safety - a coordinated Queensland Government Response
    Quad bikes pose a significant safety issue for the Queensland community as they are associated with a growing number of injuries and fatalities in both work and recreational settings. This requires a whole of government approach with a suite of solutions to improve safety outcomes. The Government has committed to improving quad bike safety through a whole of government approach and developed a th

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    12 May, 2016

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