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Q-Tropics - Tropical Expertise - innovations for Queenslands future
For the industry sectors of health, environmental management, primary industries and tropical living, the Q-Tropics – Tropical Expertise – innovations for Queensland’s future: Queensland Tropical Expertise Strategy 2008-2012 (the Q-Tropics Strategy) focuses on growing, commercialising and exporting Queensland’s tropical expertise through: establishing northern Queensland as a global region for tro

Report of Qld Chief Scientist
The fourth annual report to Cabinet from the Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Andrews, provides an overview of the current status of science in Queensland and discusses the role of research and development (R&D) in responding to the challenges outlined in the Queensland Government’s blueprint for the future, Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland. To maximise the return on the Queensland Go

Qld Govt Response to Review of Biodiscovery Act 2004
The Biodiscovery Act 2004 (Qld) (the Act) commenced by proclamation on 12 November 2004. The legislation provides for streamlined and sustainable access to the State’s native biological resources for the purposes of biodiscovery whilst returning a fair and equitable benefit to the State, for the benefit of all Queenslanders. An independent review of the Act was conducted in 2009, with the report

Queensland Chief Scientist Annual Report 2010
The Queensland Chief Scientist Annual Report 2010 is the final report provided by Professor Peter Andrews as Queensland Chief Scientist. The Report outlines the effectiveness of the Government’s investment in research and development (R&D) to date and makes three recommendations with regard to the future: Make balanced investments in R&D infrastructure. Make focussed investments in R&D projects li

Queensland Science and Innovation Action Plan
The Queensland Science and Innovation Action Plan has been developed to provide a framework for the State’s science and innovation activity across government. The Plan responds to the Government’s policy statement of “Science and Innovation for Economic Success” and directions established by the Commission of Audit to provide customer-focused services. The Action Plan articulates new goals and gov

Memorandum of Understanding Qld and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology
The Queensland Government has had a strategic science relationship with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) through a Memorandum of Understanding (Memorandum) on scientific and technological collaboration since 2008. The Memorandum expired in March 2014. The renewal of the Memorandum for a further three-year period is intended to foster and provide support for increasing science

Qld Government Submission on Australia Innovation System
On 18 March 2014, the Senate referred an inquiry into Australia’s innovation system to the Senate Economics References Committee for a report by the first sitting day of July 2015. The inquiry seeks input on ten terms of reference relating to the challenges being faced by Australian industries and the Australian innovation system presented by increasing global competition in innovation, science, e

Renewal Memorandum of Understanding Qld and Smithsonian Institution USA
Since 2000, the Queensland Government has maintained a strategic relationship with the Smithsonian Institution through a Memorandum of Understanding (Memorandum) administered by the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation. The Memorandum lapsed on 31 March 2015 and the renewed Memorandum will maintain the exchange of ideas, information, skills and techniques between Queenslan

Appointment Board of BioPharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd
BioPharmaceuticals Australia (Network) Pty Ltd is a proprietary company, limited by shares, with the sole shareholder being the Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation. The company was formed in 2007 to achieve ten specific objectives relating to the planning, coordination, financing and promotion required to establish a biopharmaceutical manufacturing capabil

Appointments to Board of Queensland Museum
The Board of the Queensland Museum is established under the Queensland Museum Act 1970. Under section 12 of the Queensland Museum Act 1970, the Board of the Queensland Museum (the Board) functions include: control and management of the museum and all natural history, historical and technological collections, and other chattels and property contained therein; and the maintenance and administration

Queensland Drones Strategy Consultation Paper
The Queensland Government recognises the potential for economic growth and job creation arising from the global drone industry. Queensland has an established industry presence in the use, design and manufacture of drones. More than 30 per cent of Australia’s growing drone industry is located in Queensland. It is expected that almost three million drones will be produced in 2017, a 39 per cent in

Queensland Drones Strategy
The Queensland Government recognises the potential for economic growth and jobs creation arising from the global drone industry. Queensland has an established industry presence in the use, design and manufacture of drones. More than 30 per cent of Australia’s growing drone industry is located in Queensland. It is expected that almost three million drones will be produced in 2017, a 39 per cent inc

Regulatory Impact Statement - cattle pregnancy testing and ovarian scanning by laypersons
In Queensland, both pregnancy testing of cattle and diagnosis of ovarian status by ultrasound scanning are considered to be acts of veterinary science. Under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936, acts of veterinary science can only be performed for fee or reward by veterinary surgeons. A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) prepared for public consultation discussed three regulatory options:

Appointments to Board of Queensland Museum
The Board of the Queensland Museum (the Board) is established under the Queensland Museum Act 1970 (the Act). Under section 12 of the Act, the Board’s functions include: control and management of the museum and all natural history, historical and technological collections, and other chattels and property contained therein; the maintenance and administration of the museum so as to meet the needs an