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    Significant Appointments August
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier  Family Responsibilities Commission Ms Wendy Anne Cull (Deputy Commissioner) From time to time, as required for any periods between date of Governor in Council approval and 30 September 2009  Treasurer  Queensland Treasury Corporation Capital Markets B

    Public Interest Map Independent Review Qld Govt Boards Committees and Stat Authorities
    In March 2008, the Premier announced a major public sector reform program, including the review of Queensland Government boards, committees and statutory authorities. The aim of the review is to reduce bureaucracy and unnecessary red tape, improve the overall efficiency of government bodies, and maintain the integrity and security of necessary regulatory functions. The review is being delivered in

    Significant Appointments December 2008
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning  Development assessment panels for Blackall Range and Central Capricorn Coast Mr John Dillon (Blackall Range) Mr Richard McDonald (Blackall Range) Councillor Jenny McKay (Blackall Range) Mr Leo Jensen (Bl

    cbrc membership
    Cabinet considered a submission from the Premier regarding membership of the Cabinet Budget Review Committee (CBRC). Cabinet thanked Minister Schwarten for his membership and diligent work on CBRC. Cabinet noted that Minister Wilson would become a CBRC member from 21 July 2008. Attachments Nil.

    significant appointments July
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Treasurer  Queensland Manufactured Water Authority Mr David Gray (Chair) Mr Steven Golding Mr Mark Pascoe Mr David McDougall Mr Scott Standen Three years commencing from the date of appointment  Queensland Bulk Water Transport Authority Mr Ross Landsberg Thre

    Appointment of public servants to Government boards
    Public servants may be appointed to a Government board as a departmental or Government representative linked with their tenure, or they may be appointed to a Government board in a personal capacity. Generally public servants who are appointed to Government boards because of their Government held position, such as departmental or Government representatives, are not entitled to receive remuneration.

    Significant Appointments November 2008
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Minister for Public Works, Housing and Information and Communication Technology  Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland Professor Elizabeth Taylor (Chairperson) Christine Stevenson (member) Charles Ware (member) 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011  Board o

    significant appointments oct
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Minister for Public Works, Housing and Information and Communication Technology  Board of Architects of Queensland Ms Julie Whitehead From the date of Governor in Council approval until 31 December 2008  Minister for Mines and Energy  Mining Safety and Health

    Significant Appointments September
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Minister for Public Works, Housing and Information and Communication Technology  Queensland Community Housing Standards and Accreditation Council Ms Wynn Hopkins, Chairperson Ms Jennifer Clark Ms Toni Malamoo Ms Rebecca Fitzgerald Ms Kate Cowmeadow Ms Elvene Whitbr

    Significant Appointments April 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development  Boards of Port of Brisbane Corporation Limited Port of Townsville Corporation Limited and QR Limited Ms Susan Rix Mr Michael Stolz Mr Stephen Cantwell Honourable Tony McGrady Mr Peter Gregg 7

    Significant Appointments - August 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Deputy Premier and Minister for Health  Mental Health Review Tribunal Ms Joanne Mary Collins Ms Alison Kate Christou Dr Angela Voita 3 September 2010 to 27 February 2011  Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Trade  Advisory Council to the Ener

    Significant Appointments - December 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Board of Screen Queensland Pty Ltd Professor Peter Coaldrake (chair) Mr Christopher Nyst Mr John Menzies Ms Cathy Overett 21 December 2009 to 20 January 2012  Deputy Premier and Minister for Health  Mental Health Review Trib

    Significant Appointments February 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Minister for Education, Training and the Arts  Queensland Museum's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee Mrs Margaret Iselin Mrs Lynette Shipway Mr Dany Williams From date of appointment until 21 February 2012  Minister for Communities, Di

    Significant Appointments January 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Treasurer  Board of Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited Mr Ian Brusasco (chairperson) 2 February 2009 to 30 September 2010  Minister for Health  Mental Health Review Tribunal Mr Michael Wood (part-time member) From date of Governor in Council approval to 27

    Sig Appointments July 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development  Queensland Competition Authority Mr Brian Parmenter Mr Mark Christensen Professor Justin Malbon 9 August 2009 to 8 August 2010  State Public Sector Superannuation Scheme Board of Trustees (QSuper Bo

    Significant Appointments - June 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Queensland Government Public Art Fund Ministerial Advisory Committee (art+place Curatorial Panel) Mr Brian Robinson Dr Leah King-Smith 8 July 2009 until 5 December 2010  Board of the Pacific Film and Television Commission Pty

    Significant Appointments - May 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Library Board of Queensland Dr Dale Spender Until 7 February 2011  Queensland Theatre Company Dr Kate Foy Mr Terence O’Dwyer Professor Ian O’Connor Ms Penny Everingham Ms Barbara Houlihan Mr Kent Beasley Ms Sharyn Ghidella

    Significant Appointments - November 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Library Board of Queensland Professor Roland Sussex 5 November 2009 to 7 February 2011  Deputy Premier and Minister for Health  Mental Health Review Tribunal Dr Robert Ah-Hoon Dr Ivor Williams Ms Denise Zell Ms Louise Whit

    Significant Appointments October 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Major Brisbane Festivals Proprietary Limited Ms Julie McGlone Ms Leigh Tabrett Mr Chris Freeman (Chair) Ms Anna Marsden Mr Philip Bacon Mr Sean O’Boyle Ms Susan Forrester Dr David Watson Mr Ed Haysom Mr Craig Porter 1 November

    Significant Appointments - September 2009
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Deputy Premier and Minister for Health  Council of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Professor John Hay AC 24 September 2009 to 23 September 2012  Queensland Institute of Medical Research Trust Professor John Hay AC 24 September 2009 to 23 Septemb

    Significant Appointments - April 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Privacy Commissioner Ms Linda Matthews 15 June 2010 to 14 June 2013  Deputy Premier and Minister for Health  Medical Radiation Technologists Board of Queensland Edward (John) Anderson Dominic Kennedy Wayne Nuss Pamela Rown

    Significant Appointments August 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Queensland Chief Scientist Dr Geoffrey Garrett AO Three years commencing 17 January 2011  Clean Coal Council Honourable Anna Bligh MP Honourable Stephen Robertson MP Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe MP Mr Ken Smith Mr Gerard Bra

    Significant Appointments December 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Library Board of Queensland Professor Roland Sussex (Chairperson) Professor Stuart Cunningham Mr Maxwell Lenoy Mr Matthew McDonnell Dr Grace Sarra Dr Dale Spender AM Ms Helen Brodie Ms Ruth Drinkwater Ms Lyn McLaughlin Ms Jane P

    Significant Appointments - February 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development  Queensland Treasury Corporation Capital Markets Board Mr Stephen Rochester (non-Executive Chair) Ms Marian Micalizzi Ms Shauna Tomkins 1 September to 30 June 2014 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2014  

    Significant Appointments Jan 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations  Solicitor-General Mr Walter Sofronoff QC 21 February 2010 to  21 February 2015  

    Significant Appointments - July 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships  Family Responsibilities Commission Mr Andrew James (Jim) Brooks Mr Rodney Curtin 22 July 2010 to 1 January 2012  Minister for Infrastructure and Planning  Pool Safety Council

    Significant Appointments - June 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Deputy Premier and Minister for Health  Chiropractors Panel of Assessors Kenneth John Lorme Anthony Peake Williams Mark Graham Pickford John Anthony Hinwood Paul John Ryan Keith Harvey Charlton Scott Thomas Charlton Samantha Jane Culley Felicity Jane Gundelach Joh

    Significant Appointments - March 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Queensland Design Council Dr Julianne Schultz AM (chair) Ms Yassmin Abdel-Magied Ms Mara Bún Dr Dawn Casey Mr Sean Cummins Mr Alexander Lotersztain Mr Richard Munao Mr Michael Rayner Mr Christopher Rodwell Professor Susan (Suzi) V

    Significant Appointments - May 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Queensland Theatre Company Dr Kate Foy (Chair) Professor Richard Fotheringham 1 July 2010 to 26 March 2011 20 May 2010 to 19 May 2013  Queensland Performing Arts Trust Mr Henry Smerdon (Chair) Mr Simon Gallaher Ms Helene

    Significant Appointments - November 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  art+place Curatorial Panel Professor Virginia Lee (chair) Mr Andrew Prowse (deputy chair) Mr Vernon Ah Kee Ms Suhanya Raffel Mr Kevin O’Brien Ms Virginia Rigney Mr Michael Papageorgiou 6 December 2010 to 5 December 2014 6 D

    Significant Appointments - October 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development  Ergon Energy Corporation Limited Mr Anthony Mooney 1 November 2010 to 30 September 2011  Gambling Community Benefit Committee Mr Mark Jeffery (chair) Mr Richard Bowly Mr David Ford Ms Monica Jame

    Signficant Appointments - September 2010
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development  Queensland Education and Training International Advisory Committee The Hon Paul Braddy (chair) Ms Kay Ganley Mr Scott Sheppard Ms Sangeeta Mahajan Dr Anna Ciccarelli Mr Craig Sherrin Mr David Nelson

    Significant Appointments - April 2011
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State  Aboriginal Land Tribunal Mr Stephen Keim SC (Deputy Chair) From 6 May 2011 to 5 May 2012  Land Court Mr Stephen Keim SC From 6 May 2011 to 5 May 2012  Crime

    Significant Appointments - February 2011
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for Reconstruction  Board of the Queensland Museum Hon David Hamill AM (Chair) From 22 February 2011 to 31 October 2013  Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State  Crime and Miscondu

    Significant Appointments January 2011
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations  Legal Practice Committee Peter Cooper (chairperson) Robert Bain QC John McKenna SC Martin Conroy Barbara Houlihan Peta Frampton Beverley Russell 31 January 2011 to 30 January 2014  

    Chairpersons for Valuation Objection Conferences
    The Land Valuation Act 2010 received Assent in September 2010. Section 123 of the Land Valuation Act 2010 requires the Valuer-General (the VG) to offer an objection conference to an objector where the valuation objected to is greater than $5M. Where the offer is accepted section 125 of the Land Valuation Act 2010 requires that the VG must appoint an independent chairperson for the conference. An a

    Significant Appointments - July 2011
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State  Professional Standards Council Ms Julie Cameron From 19 July 2011 to 30 June 2014  Treasurer and Minister for State Development and Trade  Queensland Competition

    Significant Appointments - June 2011
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for Reconstruction  Public Service Commission Ms Ann Sherry AO (Chair) Mr John Story Ms Marian Micalizzi Dr Anne Tiernan Dr Jackie Huggins From 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012  Deputy Premier and Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government

    Significant Appointments - March 2011
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for Reconstruction  Queensland Theatre Company Prof Richard Fotheringham (Chair) Mr Kent Beasley Ms Penny Everingham Ms Sharyn Ghidella Mr Yaron Lifschitz Mr Terence O’Dwyer Mr Michael Cottier Ms Erin Feros Mr Nathan Jarro Mr Karl Morris Ms Ju

    Significant Appointments - May 2011
    Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services  Commissioner for Police Service Reviews Mrs Dina Browne From 15 May 2011 to 14 May 2014  Minister for Energy and Water Utilities  Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland Mr Forbes Smith From 4

    Appointment of the Adult Guardian
    The Adult Guardian is established under the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000. The primary role of the Adult Guardian is to protect the rights and interests of adults who have impaired capacity for a matter. Cabinet endorsed that Mr Kevin Martin be recommended to the Governor in Council for appointment as the Adult Guardian for a three year term commencing from 13 August 2012 up to and incl

    Appointments to Aboriginal Land Tribunal and Land Court
    The Aboriginal Land Tribunal is established under the Aboriginal Land Act 1991. The Tribunal is an independent body and receives and hears claims made by groups of Aboriginal people to areas of claimable land. The Land Court is established under the Land Court Act 2000 (Land Court Act). The Land Court is a specialised court established under the Land Court Act to hear and determine matters relatin

    Appointment of Public Advocate
    The Public Advocate is an independent statutory officer appointed under the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000. The role of the Public Advocate is to provide systems advocacy, in particular to: protect the rights and interests of adults who have impaired capacity for a matter; protect adults from neglect, exploitation or abuse; develop programs to help adults reach the greatest practicabl

    Appointment to the Qld Art Gallery Board of Trustees
    Under section 19 of the Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987, the Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees functions are to include control, manage and maintain the Queensland Art Gallery; to minister to the needs of the community in the visual arts by displaying works of art, promoting artistic taste through the illustration of the history and development of the visual arts, providing educational or c

    Appointment of members to Hospital and Health Boards
    The Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) objects is to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician engagem

    Appointment of Assisting Psychiatrists to Mental Health Court
    The Mental Health Court is established as a superior court of record under section 381 of the Mental Health Act 2000 (the Act). The court is constituted by a Supreme Court Judge and is generally assisted at any one time by two Assisting Psychiatrists. In accordance with section 383 of the Act, the Mental Health Court has the following jurisdiction (a) deciding appeals against decisions of the M

    Appointments to the Parole Boards
    The Queensland Parole Board, the Southern Queensland Regional Parole Board and the Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board are independent statutory bodies established under the Corrective Services Act 2006. The parole boards determine parole applications from prisoners who are serving sentences in excess of three years, all sex offenders and offenders determined to be serious violen

    Appointment to the Board of Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited
    Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited is a Government Owned Corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1994. Vacant Director positions existed on the board of Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, requiring consideration of suitable candidates for appointment. Cabinet endorsed recommending to the Governor in Council the appointment of the fol

    Appointments to the Board of CS Energy Limited
    CS Energy Limited is a Government Owned Corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1994. Vacant Director positions existed on the board of CS Energy Limited, requiring consideration of suitable candidates for appointment. Cabinet endorsed recommending to the Governor in Council the appointment of the following persons for a term commencing

    Tourism Queensland and Events Queensland Appointments
    Tourism Queensland is a statutory body established under the Tourism Queensland Act 1979. It promotes and markets Queensland tourism domestically and overseas. Events Queensland is a propriety limited company established in 1989 to support and develop events that are capable of generating sustainable economic activity by attracting visitors from interstate and overseas. Cabinet endorsed that the

    Appointment and remuneration of Chairperson and members to Island Industries Board
    The Island Industries Board is a Queensland Government statutory body that trades as the Islanders Board of Industry and Service (commonly known as IBIS). The Board is constituted and operates pursuant to Part 7A of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984. IBIS is the major food and grocery retailer in the Torres Strait. With a head-office l

    Appointment to the Queensland Health Payroll inquiry
    Appointment and remuneration of a Commissioner to the Queensland Health Payroll inquiry Attorney-General and Minister for Justice In December 2012, Cabinet approved the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into the Queensland Health payroll system, subject to Governor in Council approval. The Commission is to conduct a comprehensive review of all aspects of the procurement and implementation

    Appointments to the Queensland Competition Authority
    The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) is the State’s independent economic regulator consisting of members appointed by the Governor in Council. It is established under the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997 (the QCA Act) as Queensland’s economic regulator to facilitate amongst other things, monopoly prices oversight and third party access regulation across a number of industries. It

    Appointments to the Electrical Safety Board and Electrical Licensing Committee
    Appointments of Chairperson to the Electrical Safety Board and Electrical Licensing Committee and one member to the Electrical Licensing Committee Attorney-General and Minister for Justice The Electrical Safety Board (the Board) is established under section 75 of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (the Act). Under section 76 of the Act, the primary function of the Board is to give advice and make

    Appointment of Chair and Director Board Aviation Australia Pty Ltd
    Aviation Australia Pty Ltd provides aviation training to support the development of Queensland as an aviation and aerospace hub for the Asia-Pacific region, and is a centre of excellence for education and training for the aviation industry. The constitution of Aviation Australia Pty Ltd defines the objectives for which the Company is established as to: facilitate the setup and establishment of a

    Appointments Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees
    The Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees are established under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Committees provide an affordable, timely and accessible non-court based dispute resolution service for deciding appeals against decisions of Local Governments and private building certifiers about a range of decisions made under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, the Building Act 197

    Appointments to Government Owned Corporation Boards
    Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited (Ports North), North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited (NQBP), Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) and Queensland Rail Limited (Queensland Rail) are Government owned corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993. 10 GOC directors had terms expiring on 30 September 2012. Cabinet endorse

    Appointment to the Health Quality and Complaints Commission
    The Health Quality and Complaints Commission (HQCC) is constituted under the provisions of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission Act 2006 and its main objects are to provide for oversight and review of, and improvement in, the quality of health services, and independent review and management of health complaints. Section 149 of the Act provides for the appointment by the Governor in Council

    Appointment remuneration chairperson and members Public Records Review Committee
    The Public Records Review Committee was established in 2003 under the Public Records Act 2002 to advise the Minister and the State Archivist about issues affecting the administration and enforcement of the Public Records Act, to decide any disputes referred to the Committee under the Act, and to review decisions of the State Archivist not to authorise disposal of particular public records or class

    Appointment member to Queensland Theatre Company
    Under section 12 of the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970, the Queensland Theatre Company functions are to: include promote and encourage the development and presentation, public interest, participation, understanding and appreciation of the arts of the theatre; to produce, present and manage plays and other forms of theatre and entertainment; to conduct various forms of education in the art

    Appointment and Remuneration of the chief executive officer and members of the Board of Tourism and Events Queensland
    The Tourism and Events Queensland Act 2012 (the Act) commenced on 11 December 2012. The Act transferred the assets and liabilities of Events Queensland to Tourism Queensland; continued Tourism Queensland in existence as Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ); and implemented new governance arrangements and structure for TEQ. The Act establishes a Board for TEQ with responsibility for ensuring TEQ pe

    Appointment of directors and chairperson to Stadiums Queensland
    Stadiums Queensland is established under the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001 (the Act) as an independent authority to manage, operate and promote Queensland’s world class major sports facilities. Stadiums Queensland is also empowered, under the Act, to develop major sports facilities. The Stadiums Queensland Board of Directors is established under the Act and is responsible for the way in which

    Three year assessment of all Government Bodies 2012
    The Queensland Cabinet Handbook (the Cabinet handbook) requires Departments to assess all existing Government bodies every three years to ensure that they are operating effectively against their terms of reference or the functions for which they were established. The Cabinet handbook also requires Ministers to inform the Premier, in writing, that all bodies in their portfolio have been assessed an

    Appointment to the Speech Pathologists Board of Qld
    The Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland is constituted under the Speech Pathologists Registration Act 2001 and its main objectives are to provide for the registration of speech pathologists, protect the public by ensuring health care is delivered by registrants in a professional, safe and competent way and to uphold the standards of practice within the profession. Queensland is currently t

    Appt of Chairperson and members of the RAW and Integrity Board
    The Racing Animal Welfare and Integrity Board is established under section 114 of the Racing Act 2002. The functions of the Board include: to monitor, advise and make recommendations to the Chief Executive about the following- the policies of a control body about the welfare of licensed animals and other matters affecting the integrity of a control body’s code of racing; the performance of functio

    Appt of a Member and Deputy Chairman to the Local Government Grants Commission
    The Local Government Grants Commission (the Commission) is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act). The primary role of the Commission is to make recommendations to the Minister for Local Government on the allocation of the Commonwealth’s Financial Assistance Grant to Councils in Queensland. Cabinet endorsed that Mr Neil Castles be recommended to the Governor in Council for appo

    Appt of Chairperson to the Corporation of TQ and Events Qld
    Tourism Queensland is a statutory body established under the Tourism Queensland Act 1979. It promotes and markets Queensland tourism domestically and overseas. Events Queensland is a propriety limited company established in 1989 to support and develop events that are capable of generating sustainable economic activity by attracting visitors from interstate and overseas. Cabinet approved that Mr S

    Appt of member to the Non-State School Eligibility for Govt Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (the Committee). The Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. Under section 134 of the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 the Committee has the f

    Appointment of the Boards of ENERGEX Limited and Stanwell Corp Ltd
    ENERGEX Limited and Stanwell Corporation Limited are Government Owned Corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1994. Directors resigned from the respective boards resulting in a number of vacancies. Cabinet endorsed recommending to the Governor in Council the appointment of the following persons as Directors to the Board of ENERGEX Limit

    Appointment of the QRAA board
    QRAA is a statutory authority established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994 (the Act). Its main function is to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. This includes assistance schemes under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (for example cyclone and flood recovery schem

    Appointments of the Board of Trustees of the Funeral Benefit Trust Fund
    The Board of Trustees was established under the Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982 to administer the Funeral Benefit Trust Fund. The Board of Trustees of the Funeral Benefit Trust Fund administers the trust fund by determining claims made by policy holders/contributors for over 19,000 pre-paid funeral agreements entered into with Metropolitan Funeral Services Pty Ltd or Alex Gow Pty Ltd up to 1975

    Appointment of Chairperson of the Board of Queensland Rail Limited
    Queensland Rail Limited (Queensland Rail) is a public company limited by shares under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and a company Government Owned Corporation (GOC) pursuant to the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (Qld) (GOC Act). Key Responsibilities of the Queensland Rail Board include being responsible to the shareholding Ministers for the Company’s strategic direction, governance and

    Appointment of Chairperson of the Public Service Commission
    The Public Service Commission is established under the Public Service Act 2008. The Commission is responsible for providing vision and strategic advice on the priorities and directions for the Queensland Public Service to ensure that Queensland is proactively addressing current public sector reform initiatives. The Public Service Act establishes a board of commissioners, comprising of external

    Appointment of Commissioner to Child Protection Commission of Inquiry
    The Commissioner to the Child Protection Inquiry is established under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1950. As part of the “First 100 Days Action Plan” the Government made a commitment to appoint a new Commission of Inquiry “to review progress of outcomes related to the ‘Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions’ and the report of the Crime and Misconduct

    Appointment of Assistant Commissioner Health Quality and Complaints Commission
    The Health Quality and Complaints Commission (HQCC) is constituted under the provisions of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission Act 2006 (the Act) and its main objects are to provide for oversight and review of, and improvement in, the quality of health services, and independent review and management of health complaints. Section 149 of the Act provides for the appointment by Governor in

    Appointment of the Boards of Far North Qld Ports Corp Ltd and Gladstone Ports Corp Ltd
    Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited and Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited are Government Owned Corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1994. Vacancies exist for the positions of Chair for each of these boards. Cabinet endorsed recommending to the Governor in Council the appointment of the following persons for a term commen

    Appt of Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd
    Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd is a proprietary company limited by shares jointly owned by the State of Queensland and the Brisbane City Council, with both parties signatories to a Shareholders Agreement. The company’s constitution sets out the objects of the company: to plan for major and iconic festivals and niche festivals in Brisbane and South East Queensland; to produce festivals that have

    Appt of Screen Qld Pty Ltd
    Screen Queensland is a Proprietary Company Limited by Shares, with the State of Queensland as the sole shareholder. The company’s constitution sets out the objects of the company: to increase the level of film and television production in Queensland; to develop and maintain a creative infrastructure in Queensland for the film and television production industry; to develop and maintain an active an

    Appt to the Board of the Building Construction Industry Training Fund
    The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (BCITF) was established as the Centre of Excellence for the building and construction industry in July 2007. The Centre of Excellence represents a partnership model between industry and government to address skills and workforce development needs within the industry. The BCITF now trades as Construction Skills Queensland with funds generated by

    Appt to the Qld Studies Authority
    The Queensland Studies Authority is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002. The functions of the Queensland Studies Authority as prescribed by part 2, division 2 of the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002 include to: develop, revise, approve, accredit and support implementation of years 1-12 syllabuses, preparatory guidelines and kinde

    Appointment to the SEQ Water Grid Manager Board
    The South East Queensland (SEQ) Water Grid Manager (WGM) is established under the South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) Act 2007. The SEQ WGM is a Government-owned statutory body responsible for managing the strategic operation of the SEQ Water Grid. Appointment terms of four board members expired on 30 June 2012. The Government has committed to merging the bulk water entities as part of its

    Appointment to WorkCover Qld Board and QCOMP Board
    Section 424 and Section 335 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 provides for the establishment of the WorkCover Queensland Board and the Workers’ Compensation Regulatory Authority (Q-COMP) Board respectively. Each Board is responsible for ensuring that Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme acts in a fair, balanced and economically sound manner. The WorkCover Board’s rol

    Appointment of Deputy Chairs and members to Hospital and Health Boards
    The Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) objects is to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician engagem

    Establishment of the Queensland Schools Planning Commission
    The Government committed under its First 100 Day Action Plan to establish a “Queensland Schools Plan Commission”. The Government’s commitment was for the Queensland Schools Plan Commission to have representatives from the State, Catholic and Independent schooling sectors and provide a forum for collaboration on planning and funding across Queensland that would benefit all systems and all communit

    Appointment of Chairpersons of GOCs
    ENERGEX Limited, Ergon Energy Corporation Limited, Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited, CS Energy Limited and Stanwell Corporation Limited are Government Owned Corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1994. The chairs of the above Boards resigned. Cabinet endorsed recommending to the Governor in Council the appointmen

    Appointment of Chairpersons of North Qld Bulk Ports Corp Ltd and SunWater Ltd
    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited and SunWater Limited are Government Owned Corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1994. The chairs of these Boards resigned. Cabinet endorsed recommending to the Governor in Council the appointment of the following persons for a term commencing from the date of approval up to and including

    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

    Appointments to the Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority
    The Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (QBSWA) was one of three statutory authorities established under the South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) Act 2007 as part of the previous Government’s institutional changes to the South East Queensland (SEQ) bulk water industry. As part of the Government’s plan to reduce the cost of bulk water supply in the region, it committed to regionalising th

    Appointments to the Board of North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited
    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited is a Government owned corporation (GOC). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993. Three vacancies existed on the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited Board. Cabinet endorsed that Mr Adrian Chambers, Mr Hugh (Gerry) Johnstone and Ms Suzanne Brown be recommended to Governor in Council for appoint

    Appointment of the chairperson and a director of the QRAA board
    QRAA is a statutory authority established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994 (the Act). Its main function is to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. This includes assistance schemes under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (for example cyclone and flood recovery sche

    Appointment of a Deputy Chair and Members to the Hospital and Health Boards
    The Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) object is to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician engageme

    Reappointment and appointment of Family Responsibilities Commissioners and Family Responsibilities Board
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (the FRC) is a central feature of the Cape York Welfare Reform Trial that operates in the communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge. The FRC comprises the Commissioner, the Deputy-Commissioner and 18 Local Commissioners drawn from the Trial communities. The Commissioner and Local Commissioners hold conferences with community members who are wi

    Appointment and remuneration of Chairperson and members Gold Coast Waterways Authority Board
    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 (the Act) establishes the Gold Coast Waterways Authority and Board. The Board controls the Authority. The Authority is a statutory entity reporting to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads. The Board is a decision making board which: reports to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads about Gold Coast waterways; oversees the day to day operation o

    Appointment to the Island Industries Board
    The Island Industries Board is a Queensland Government statutory body that trades as the Islanders Board of Industry and Service. The Board is constituted and operates pursuant to Part 7A of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984 (the Act). Membership of the Board, which must have a minimum of five and no more than eight members, expired on

    Appointment eight members to Queensland University Technology Council
    The Queensland University of Technology Council is the governing body of the University established by the Queensland University of Technology Act 1998. The functions of QUT prescribed in section 5 of the Act include to: provide education at university standard; provide facilities for, and encourage, study and research; encourage the advancement and development of knowledge, and its applic

    The Appointment of a Chairperson Deputy Chairperson and ten members to the Queensland Heritage Council
    The Queensland Heritage Council (QHC) is a twelve-person statutory authority established under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 (the Act) to help conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage. It does not deal with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage. QHC provides strategic advice to the Minister about Queensland’s non-Indigenous cultural heritage and makes decisions about what plac

    Reappointment of Directors to the Board of BioPharmaceuticals Australia (Network) Pty Ltd
    BioPharmaceuticals Australia (Network) Pty Ltd is a proprietary company, limited by shares, with the sole member being the State of Queensland The company was formed in 2007 to achieve ten specific objectives, relating to the planning, coordination (including the securing of public and private sector funding), promotion, and providing the assistance required to establish a biopharmaceutical manufa

    Appointment of chairperson and members of the Prostitution Licensing Authority
    The Prostitution Licensing Authority (PLA) administers a licensing and regulatory scheme under the Prostitution Act 1999 (the Act) for the operation of legal brothels in Queensland. The PLA consists of eight members including the chairperson, all of whom are appointed by the Governor in Council under section 102(2) of the Act. The current appointments of the chairperson and three other members of

    Appointment and remuneration of members to panel of doctors for designation to General Medical Assessment Tribunal
    Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide for an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Cabinet endorsed the following nominees to be recommended to the Governor in Council for appointment to the panel of the General Medical Assessment Tribunal and composite medica

    Appointment one full time member Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 establishes the Queensland Civil Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and provides for the appointment of members and adjudicators. QCAT commenced on 1 December 2009 and amalgamated 18 of the State’s tribunals and other bodies into one, providing a single gateway through which the community can access civil and administrative justice. The functio

    Appointment and remuneration of a member to the Board of the Queensland College of Teachers
    The Queensland College of Teachers is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005. The functions of the Queensland College of Teachers, as prescribed by chapter 10, part 1 of the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, include: testing applicants for teacher registration; granting registration or permission to teach; initial and ongoing elig

    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

    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

    Appointment of a Commissioner for Police Service Reviews
    Commissioners for Police Service Reviews are appointed by the Governor in Council under section 9.2A of the Police Service Administration Act 1990 (the Act). They perform a review function in relation to police appointment, transfer and disciplinary decisions made under the Act. Under section 9.2A(2)(c) of the Act, the Chairperson of the Crime and Misconduct Commission has nominated Mr Patrick Ja

    Appt Deputy Chair Qld Competition Authority
    The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) is the State’s independent economic regulator consisting of members appointed by the Governor in Council. It is established under the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997 (the QCA Act) as Queensland’s economic regulator to facilitate amongst other things, monopoly prices oversight and third party access regulation across a number of industries. It

    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

    Appointment to the Non State Schools Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (Funding Committee). The Funding Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. The functions of the Funding Committee are set out in section 134 of the Act and in

    Appointment to the Public Trust Office Investment Board
    The common fund (which is invested by the Public Trustee) is established under section 19 of the Public Trustee Act 1978 (the Act). All investments of the common fund are controlled and managed by the Public Trust Office Investment Board (the Board). Generally, the Public Trustee, under section 21(5) of the Act, has the following obligations: to not invest funds without the Board’s approval; to sa

    Appointment to the Qld Performing Arts Trust
    The Queensland Performing Arts Trust is established under the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977. The Trust’s functions are: to produce, present and manage the performing arts in the building occupied by the Trust at the Queensland Cultural Centre or any other building; to establish and conduct schools, lectures, courses, seminars and other forms of education in the performing arts; to te

    Appointments Cairns Mackay Childrens Health Hospital and Health Boards
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician

    Appointments to the Parole Boards
    The Queensland Parole Board, the Southern Queensland Regional Parole Board and the Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board are independent statutory bodies established under the Corrective Services Act 2006. The parole boards determine parole applications from prisoners who are serving sentences in excess of three years, all sex offenders and offenders determined to be serious violen

    Appointment Qld Berghofer Medical Research Institute
    Established under section 3 of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 Act (‘the Act’) for the purpose of research into any branch or branches of medical science, the Director of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (more commonly known as the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute) is responsible for the control and management of research work into any branch or branches

    Appointment Health Ombudsman
    The statutory office of Health Ombudsman is established under the Health Ombudsman Act 2013. The Health Ombudsman’s roles include undertaking investigations, inquiries and other relevant action and reporting on systemic issues relating to health service complaints. The Health Ombudsman will also report to the Minister for Health and the parliamentary committee on the administration of the hea

    Appointment to the Council of the Queensland Law Society
    Section 685 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) provides that there must be a Council of the Queensland Law Society (the Council) and that the Council is to consist of not less than seven and not more than 12 members, namely: an Australian legal practitioner appointed by the Minister (Minister’s nominee); and the president, any deputy president and the vice-president of the law society as m

    Appointments Ministerial Health Infrastructure Advisory Council
    The establishment of the Ministerial Health Infrastructure Advisory Council (MHIAC) is a commitment of the Blueprint for better care in Queensland which outlines structural and cultural improvements to establish Queensland as the leader in Australian healthcare. The Blueprint, jointly issued by the Premier and Minister for Health in February 2013, recognises Queensland Health has previously had a

    Appointments to Boards of Government Owned Corporations and Qld Rail
    Energex Limited (Energex); Ergon Energy Corporation Limited (Ergon); Stanwell Corporation Limited (Stanwell); Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited (Ports North); Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited (GPC); Port of Townsville Limited (POTL); QIC Limited (QIC); and SunWater Limited (SunWater) are Government owned corporations (GOCs). The Boards of GOCs are established under the Government

    Appointments Qld Board of Medical Board of Australia
    The Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia (QBMBA) is established under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (‘the Act’). Its functions include making individual registration and notification decisions, based on national policies and standards on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia. Sections 36(5) and (6) of the Act stipulates that at least half, but no mo

    Appointments to the University of Queensland Senate
    The University of Queensland Senate is the governing body of the University established by the University of Queensland Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the senate considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community.

    Appointment to Council of Central Qld University
    The Council of the Central Queensland University is the governing body of the University established by the Central Queensland University Act 1998 (the Act). The functions of the Council, as prescribed by section 5 of the Act, include: to provide education at university standard; to provide facilities for, and encourage, study and research; to encourage the advancement and development of knowledge

    Reappointment to Local Government Change Commission
    The Local Government Act 2009 provides for the Local Government Change Commission to assess proposed local government changes including changes to a local government’s area, name or representation. The Commission is constituted by the Electoral Commissioner of Queensland or any combination of the Electoral Commissioner, deputy electoral commissioner or casual commissioner, as required and as nomi

    Extension of appointment of Trustees of Parklands Gold Coast
    The Parklands Gold Coast venue is located at Southport and is managed by the Trustees of Parklands Gold Coast (the Trust). The venue is used as a harness racing venue and for a number of community, entertainment and recreational purposes, including the annual Gold Coast Show and the ‘Big Day Out’ event. Mr John (Jim) Callaghan (chairperson), Mr John Howe and Ms Susan Forrester were appointed as t

    Appointment to Council of University of Sunshine Coast
    The University of the Sunshine Coast Council (the Council) is the governing body of the University established by the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998 (the Act). The functions of the Council as prescribed by section 5 of the Act include: to provide education at university standard; to provide facilities for, and encourage, study and research; to encourage the advancement and development

    Appointment to the Surveyors Board of Queensland
    The Surveyors Board of Queensland (the Board) is an independent statutory body whose purpose is to maintain public confidence in the surveying profession by ensuring surveys are carried out by registrants in a professional and competent way. The Board’s major functions include prescribing competency frameworks for surveyors; assessing applications for all categories of registration and endorsement

    Appointments to Qld Reconstruction Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under section 28 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. As set out in section 29 of the Act, the functions of the Board are as follows. to set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority; to make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act about: priorities for community infrastructure, other p

    Appointments to Queensland Treasury Corporation Capital Markets Board
    The QTC Capital Markets Board is established under section 10 of the Queensland Treasury Corporation Act 1988 (the Act) and is responsible for managing all of QTC’s affairs, except those relating to certain superannuation and other long-term assets. Board responsibilities include: overseeing QTC’s operations, including its control and accountability systems; developing and monitoring QTC’s strat

    Appointment to the Queensland Parole Board and the Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board
    The Queensland Parole Board and the Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board are independent statutory bodies established under the Corrective Services Act 2006. The parole boards determine parole applications from prisoners who are serving sentences in excess of three years, all sex offenders and offenders determined to be serious violent offenders. The parole boards also consider a

    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

    Appointments to the Racing Disciplinary Board
    The government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan, amongst other things, to transfer appropriate racing integrity functions to government, to be paid for by the industry, including the establishment of a Racing Disciplinary Board (the disciplinary board). To address criticisms of there being no independent appeal mechanisms

    Appointments to the TAFE Queensland Board
    The TAFE Queensland Board (the Board) is established as the governing body of TAFE Queensland under the TAFE Queensland Act 2013. Part 2, division 3 of the Act outlines the functions of the Board which includes to: ensure it operates in accordance with its operational plan and, as far as possible, achieves the performance targets and objectives stated in the plan; account to the Minister for its p

    Appointment to the Non State Schools Accreditation Board
    The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board is established under section 105 of the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act). Section 106 of the Act details the functions of the Board which includes considering applications for accreditation of non-state schools, assessing the suitability of their governing bodies, and accrediting schools complying with the accreditation cri

    Establishment of Qld Independent Remuneration Tribunal and appointment of members
    On 11 July 2013, the Premier announced the establishment of the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal (the Tribunal) to determine the future remuneration and allowances for State Members of Parliament (MPs) under a plan to reform the Queensland Parliament’s entitlements system. The Tribunal has been tasked with conducting a review of the Queensland Parliament’s entitlements system. By 15 Oc

    Reappointment of Public Service Commissioner
    The Public Service Act 2008 (the Act) establishes the Commission as an amalgamation of the Office of the Public Service Commissioner and the Service Delivery and Performance Commission. The Commission is responsible for providing vision and strategic advice on the priorities and directions for the Queensland Public Service to ensure that Queensland is proactively addressing current public sector r

    Appointments to the Qld Studies Authority
    The Queensland Studies Authority is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002 (the Act). Part 2, division 2 of the Act outlines the functions of the Queensland Studies Authority which includes to: develop, revise, approve and accredit years 1-12 syllabuses, preparatory guidelines and kindergarten guidelines; and develop and revise documents, resources

    Appointments Darling Downs Moreton Rabbit Board
    The Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board (the Board) is a statutory body under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. The Board’s major function is to manage rabbits in the part of the State shown as the Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board District on a map held by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. This is to ensure that the land situated in the rabbit d

    Reappointment to the Brisbane Housing Company
    The Brisbane Housing Company Limited (BHCL) was established as a not-for-profit charitable company in 2002 under a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council (the Council). BHCL is an independent public company limited by shares. BHCL has two types of shareholding, ordinary shares and community shares. The ordinary shareholders are the State, acting through the Dep

    Appointment to the Hospital and Health Boards
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician

    Appointment to the James Cook University Council
    The James Cook University Council is the governing body of the University established by the James Cook University Act 1997 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at a university standard and courses of study or instruction (at levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community. Cabine

    Appointment to the Mental Health Review Tribunal
    The Mental Health Review Tribunal is established under the Mental Health Act 2000. Its primary role is to provide independent review of persons subject to involuntary detention and treatment under the Act. The Tribunal conducts hearings for involuntary, including forensic, patients throughout Queensland. Sections 440(2) and 441(1) of the Act provide that members are appointed by the Governor in

    Appointment to the Qld Institute of Medical Research
    The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is established under the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 and its main objective is to conduct research into any branch or branches of medicine. The QIMR Council consists of at least seven, but no more than 11, members appointed by the Governor in Council. In recommending persons to be appointed as members of the Council, the M

    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

    Appointments to the Board of Stadiums Qld
    Stadiums Queensland is established under the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001 (the Act) as an independent authority to manage, operate and promote Queensland’s world class major sports facilities. Stadiums Queensland is also empowered, under the Act, to develop major sports facilities for declaration under the Act and other infrastructure associated with the State’s major sports facilities. The S

    Appointment of one member to the University of Qld Senate
    The University of Queensland Senate is the governing body of the University established by the University of Queensland Act 1998 (the Act). The functions of the University are set out in section 5 of the Act and include to: disseminate knowledge and promote scholarship; provide education at university standard; provide facilities for, and encourage, study and research; encourage the advancement a

    Appointments to the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Qld
    The Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland (the Board) is a statutory authority established under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936 to oversee the system of registration and supervision of veterinary surgeons, and the approval of veterinary premises in Queensland. The Board consists of six members appointed by the Governor in Council. All members other than the chairperson may be appointed for a t

    Appointments to medical assessment Tribunals
    Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Medical assessment tribunals are an integral part of Queensland’s workers’ compensation system for the assessment of medical issues. Decisions of the tribunals are final and binding

    Appointments to Qld Racing Industry Boards Thoroughbred Harness Greyhound All Codes
    The Government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan to remove Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) as the control body for racing and establish an overarching Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (all-codes board), as well as establishing separate control boards for each code of racing. The primary function of the all-codes b

    Appointment to Racing Disciplinary Board
    The Government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan to, amongst other things, transfer appropriate racing integrity functions to Government, to be paid for by the industry, including the establishment of a Racing Disciplinary Board (the disciplinary board). To address criticisms of there being no independent appeal mechanisms

    Appointment Racing Integrity Commissioner
    The Government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan to, amongst other things, transfer appropriate racing integrity functions to Government, to be paid for by the industry, including the establishment of the new position of Racing Integrity Commissioner. The Commissioner will provide independent oversight of integrity issues a

    Appointment of Chairperson to the Appeal Costs Board
    The Appeal Costs Fund 1973, in conjunction with the Appeal Costs Fund Regulation 2010, allows for the reimbursement to eligible applicants of certain costs associated with particular litigation and establishes the Appeals Cost Fund to meet those costs. The purpose of the Act is to ensure that participants in the legal system are not financially inconvenienced by the illness of a judge or magistr

    Appointments to the Board of Architects Qld
    The Board of Architects of Queensland is established under the Architects Act 2002 to maintain a register of registered architects; protect the public interest by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered architects; ensure registered architects maintain appropriate technical and professional standards; investigate complaints against architects and take legal proceedings fo

    Appointment of Information Commissioner
    Section 123 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) establishes the Information Commissioner and Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC). Under the RTI Act and Information Privacy Act 2009 (the IP Act), the Information Commissioner is an independent statutory office holder appointed by the Governor-in-Council to exercise functions under the RTI Act and IP Act. Such functions includ

    Appointments of Justices of the Peace for Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    As part of the election commitments, the Government committed $3.5 million over four years to the justice of the peace (JP) program to enhance and refocus the role of JPs in the community. As part of this commitment, a trial is to be undertaken to expand the role of JPs to hear minor civil disputes (MCD) with a value of $5,000 or less and non-urgent residential tenancy matters in the Queensland C

    Appointment of Commissioner to Queensland Mental Health Commission
    The Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) will be established as an independent statutory body by the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 . The QMHC will provide strategic leadership for systemic reform and development to improve the services for Queenslander’s living with, or vulnerable to mental illness or substance misuse issues. This will be achieved through actions aimed at

    Appointments to Queensland Heritage Council
    The Queensland Heritage Council (QHC) is a twelve-person statutory authority established under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 (the Act) to help conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage. QHC provides strategic advice to the Minister about Queensland’s non-Indigenous cultural heritage and makes decisions about what places are entered in the Queensland Heritage Register. It also makes recommendatio

    Appointments to the Valuers Registration Board
    The Valuers Registration Board of Queensland was established in February 1966 under the Valuers Registration Act 1965 and continues under section 5 of the Valuers Registration Act 1992 (the Act). The primary functions of the Board are: to protect the public by registering valuers of land and maintaining a roll of registered valuers; to authorise the investigation of complaints in relation to the c

    Appointment of members to the Hospital and Health Boards
    The Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) objects are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician engage

    Appointment to the Plumbing Industry Council
    The Plumbing Industry Council (PIC) is a statutory body established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002. The Plumbing Industry Council administers the licensing system for plumbers and drainers, including the issuing of licences, investigation of complaints, disciplinary matters and promotes the acceptable standards of competence for the trade. Cabinet noted the intention of the Minister for

    Appointment to the Board of Professional Engineers of Qld
    The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland is established under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered professional engineers; protect the public interest by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered professional engineers; ensure registered professional engineers maintain appropriate technical and professional standards; i

    Appointments to the Queensland Theatre Company
    The Queensland Theatre Company is established under the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970. Under section 12 of the Act the Queensland Theatre Company functions are: to promote and encourage the development and presentation, public interest, participation, understanding and appreciation of the arts of the theatre; to produce, present and manage plays and other forms of theatre and entertainment;

    Appointment Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
    The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Education, Training and Employment. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model

    Appointment to the Board of Brisbane Housing Company Ltd
    The Brisbane Housing Company Limited (BHCL) was established as a not-for-profit charitable company in 2002 under a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council (the Council). BHCL is an independent public company limited by shares. BHCL has two types of shareholding, ordinary shares and community shares. The ordinary shareholders are the State, acting through the Dep

    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

    Appointments Board of Aviation Australia Pty Ltd
    Aviation Australia Pty Ltd provides aviation training to support the development of Queensland as an aviation and aerospace hub for the Asia-Pacific region, and is a centre of excellence in education and training for the aviation industry. The constitution of Aviation Australia Pty Ltd defines the objectives for which the Company is established as to: facilitate the setup and establishment of a

    Appointments of Family Responsibilities Commissioners and Board members
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) is a central feature of Cape York Welfare Reform (CYWR) that operates in the communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge. The FRC comprises the Commissioner, the Deputy-Commissioner (where appointed) and 19 Local Commissioners drawn from the CYWR communities. The FRC Commissioner and Local Commissioners hold conferences with community m

    Appointments HIV Foundation Queensland
    On 31 October 2013, the Governor in Council approved the establishment of the HIV Foundation Queensland (HIVFQ) via regulation as an independent body corporate under the Hospitals Foundations Act 1982, commencing 1 December 2013. The HIVFQ will assume the advisory role of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (MAC), which was established on 1 July 2012, and will also undertake additional

    Appointments Island Industries Board
    The Island Industries Board (the Board) is a Queensland Government statutory body that trades as the Islanders Board of Industry and Service (commonly known as IBIS). The Board is constituted and operates under Part 7A of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984. IBIS is the major food and grocery retailer in the Torres Strait. With a head-of

    Appointments Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and Eligibility for Government Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the Board) and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (Funding Committee). The Board is an independent statutory body established under section 105 of the Act. Section 106 of the Act details the functions of th

    Appointments to the Queensland Building and Construction Board
    The Queensland Building and Construction Board (the Board) is established under Section 5 of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (the Act). The role of the Board is to ensure the Authority is performing its functions and exercises its powers in an appropriate, effective and efficient way. Cabinet endorsed that the following members to the Board be recommended to the Go

    Appointments Queensland Studies Authority
    The Queensland Studies Authority is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002. Part 2, division 2 of the Act outlines the functions of the Queensland Studies Authority which includes to: develop, revise, approve and accredit years 1-12 syllabuses, preparatory guidelines and kindergarten guidelines; and develop and revise documents, resources and servic

    Appointments to the Board of Stadiums Queensland
    Stadiums Queensland is established under the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001 (the Act) as an independent authority to manage, operate and promote Queensland’s world class major sports facilities. Stadiums Queensland is also empowered, under the Act, to develop major sports facilities for declaration under the Act and other infrastructure associated with the State’s major sports facilities. The S

    Appointments University of the Sunshine Coast Council
    The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Council is the governing body of the University established by the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction, at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate, to meet the

    Appointments Child Death Case Review Committee
    The Child Death Case Review Committee was established under Chapter 6, Part 1 of the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000. The Committee is required to review all “original reviews” carried out by the Chief Executive under Part 7A of the Child Protection Act 1999 and make recommendations to the Chief Executive about: improving Child Safety Services policies relati

    Appointment of Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
    Section 4A of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1984 (the Act) establishes the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Section 17 of the Act provides for the appointment of a Deputy DPP. Section 10 of the Act provides that the DPP’s functions are to: prepare, institute and conduct criminal proceedings on behalf of the Crown; prepare and conduct appeals against convictions or pen

    Appointment Trade and Investment Qld Board
    In November 2012, Geoffrey Thomas and John Mickel was appointed to undertake a comprehensive review of TIQ. The Report was presented in January 2013. The Report made 86 recommendations across the organisation, with key recommendations on TIQ's role and operations domestically and overseas, alignment of resources in current and emerging markets, and corporate structure and governance. Governme

    Appointments to the Griffith University Council
    The Griffith University Council is the governing body of the University established by the Griffith University Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provide for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community generally,

    Appointments to Residential Tenancies Authority
    The Residential Tenancies Authority’s Board of Directors (the Board) is established under Chapter 10, Part 3 of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008. The role of the Board is to ensure the Authority is performing its functions and exercises its powers in an appropriate, effective and efficient way. The Board is required to include representatives of industry and consumer or

    Appointment of Chair of Screen Queensland
    Screen Queensland is a Proprietary Company Limited by Shares, with the State of Queensland as the sole shareholder. The company’s constitution sets out the objects of the company: to increase the level of film and television production in Queensland; to develop and maintain a creative infrastructure in Queensland for the film and television production industry; to develop and maintain an active

    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

    Appointment Chairperson Trade and Investment Qld Board
    In November 2012, Geoffrey Thomas and John Mickel were appointed to undertake a comprehensive review of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). The Report was presented in January 2013. The Report made 86 recommendations across the organisation, with key recommendations on TIQ's role and operations domestically and overseas, alignment of resources in current and emerging markets, and corporate s

    Appointment Criminal Organisation Public Interest Monitor
    The Criminal Organisation Act 2009 (the Act) seeks to disrupt and restrict the activities of organisations involved in serious criminal activity and to disrupt and restrict the activities of the members and associates of such organisations who are involved in serious criminal activity. Section 83 of the Act provides for the appointment of the Criminal Organisation Public Interest Monitor (COPIM)

    Appointment of Deputy Chairperson Trade and Investment Qld Board
    In November 2012, Geoffrey Thomas and John Mickel were appointed to undertake a comprehensive review of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). The Report was presented in January 2013. The Report made 86 recommendations across the organisation, with key recommendations on TIQ's role and operations domestically and overseas, alignment of resources in current and emerging markets, and corporate s

    Appointment Chairperson Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council
    Established under section 37 of the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (‘the Act), the functions of the Queensland Mental Health Advisory Council (the Council) are to provide advice to the Queensland Mental Health Commission on mental health or substance misuse issues and to make recommendations to the Commission in relation to its functions. The Council will also act as champion for con

    appointment five members university of southern queensland council
    The University of Southern Queensland Council is the governing body of the University established by the University of Southern Queensland Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at a university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the ne

    Appointment Justices of the Peace Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    As part of the election commitments, the Government committed $3.5 million over four years to the justice of the peace (JP) program to enhance and refocus the role of JPs in the community. As part of this commitment, a trial commenced in June 2013 to expand the role of JPs to hear minor civil disputes (MCD) with a value of $5,000 or less and non-urgent residential tenancy matters in the Queenslan

    Appointment to the Qld Rail Board
    Queensland Rail is a statutory authority providing essential passenger service functions. The Chair and Queensland Rail Board (the Board) are essential to the effective operation of Queensland Rail (the Authority). The Board’s role are set out in section 15 of the Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013 (the Act) to: decide the strategies and the operational, administrative and financial polic

    Appointment Right to Information Commissioners
    Section 147 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) establishes the role of Right to Information (RTI) Commissioner and provides that the RTI Commissioner is a member of the staff of the Office of the Information Commissioner. The RTI Commissioner is a deputy to the Information Commissioner, particularly as it relates to the Information Commissioner’s functions under the RTI Act, as delega

    Appointment to Central Qld University Council
    The Central Queensland University Council (the Council) is the governing body of the University established by the Central Queensland University Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the Council considers appropriate) to meet th

    Appointments to James Cook University Council
    The James Cook University Council is the governing body of the University established by the James Cook University Act 1997 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community. Cabi

    Appointment of Local Commissioners to Family Responsibilities Commission
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC), a central feature of welfare reform, is a statutory body established under the Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008. The FRC operates to restore local Indigenous authority and build stronger and more resilient communities by attaching behavioural obligations to the receipt of welfare payments. The FRC has comprised the Commissioner, the Deputy-

    Appointments Racing Boards
    The government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan to remove Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) as the control body for racing and establish an overarching Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (all-codes board), as well as establishing separate control boards for each code of racing. The primary function of the all-codes b

    Appointments to Board of Qld Museum
    The Board of the Queensland Museum is established under the Queensland Museum Act 1970 (the Act). Under section 12 of the Act, the Board’s functions are, in summary: the control and management of the museum and its natural history, historical and technological collections; the museum’s maintenance and administration so as to meet the needs and demands of the community; the storage of suitable i

    Appointments to the Library Board of Qld
    The Library Board of Queensland is established under the Libraries Act 1988 (the Act). The Board has the functions conferred on it under section 20 of the Act. In summary, the Board’s functions are: to promote the advancement and effective operation and co-ordination of public libraries of all descriptions throughout the State; to encourage and facilitate the use of public libraries; to contro

    Appointments to the Qld Art Gallery Board
    The Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees is established under the Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987 (the Act). Under section 19 of the Act, the Board’s functions are, in summary: to control, manage and maintain the Queensland Art Gallery; to develop the Gallery’s collection of works of art; to minister to the needs of the community in the visual arts by displaying works of art, promoting arti

    Appointments to Legal Aid Board
    Section 48 of the Legal Aid Queensland Act 1997 establishes the Legal Aid Board. The function of the Board is to responsibly manage Legal Aid Queensland and ensure that Legal Aid Queensland achieves its objects under the Act. Under section 49 of the Act, the Board consists of five persons (including one as the Board Chairperson) appointed by the Governor in Council. Cabinet endorsed that Mr Bri

    Appointments to Mental Health Review Tribunal
    The Mental Health Review Tribunal is established under the Mental Health Act 2000. Its primary role is to provide independent review of persons subject to involuntary detention and treatment under the Act. The Tribunal conducts hearings for involuntary, including forensic, patients throughout Queensland. Hearing Panels are composed of three categories of members: legal; psychiatrist; and other p

    Appointments of JPs to Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    As part of its election commitments, the Government committed $3.5 million over four years to the Justice of the Peace (JP) program to enhance and refocus the role of JPs in the community. As part of this commitment, a trial commenced in June 2013 to expand the role of JPs to hear minor civil disputes with a value of $5,000 or less and non-urgent residential tenancy matters in the Queensland Civi

    Mental Health Court - Appointment of Assisting Psychiatrists
    The primary function of the Mental Health Court (the Court) is to determine soundness of mind and fitness for trial of persons referred to the Court whom are facing criminal proceedings. This ensures mentally ill and intellectually disabled offenders are moved from the criminal justice system into the mental health system. The Court determines the mental condition of persons charged with indictabl

    Appointments to Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council
    Established under section 37 of the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (‘the Act’), the functions of the Queensland Mental Health Advisory Council (the Council) are to provide advice to the Queensland Mental Health Commission on mental health or substance misuse issues and to make recommendations to the Commission in relation to its functions. The Council will also act as champion for co

    Appointments Veterans Advisory Council
    The Veterans’ Advisory Council (VAC) is a non-statutory advisory body that will provide a forum for the Queensland veterans’ community to communicate directly with the Queensland Government regarding matters relating to veterans. The purposes of the VAC are to: provide a forum for the Queensland veterans’ community to communicate directly with the highest levels of the Queensland Government; moni

    Remuneration Procedures for part-time chairs and members of Government bodies
    Queensland Government bodies range in scale and character from advisory committees providing policy advice on discrete areas of government policy to governing boards overseeing multi-million dollar government trading enterprises. Where appropriate, remuneration for membership of government boards and committees is a way to acknowledge the contribution of community members of the boards and committ

    Appointments to the Qld Academy of Sport Board
    The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) officially opened in 1991 as an initiative of the Queensland Government to assist talented athletes and coaches within the State to achieve excellence in their chosen sport and to foster their professional development. The QAS Board is an advisory committee established to advise and make recommendations to the Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and

    Appointments to the Plumbing Industry Council
    The Plumbing Industry Council (PIC) is a statutory body established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002. The PIC administers the licensing system for plumbers and drainers, including the issuing of licences, investigation of complaints, disciplinary matters and promotes the acceptable standards of competence for the trade. The membership of the PIC expires on 28 February 2014 and the followi

    Appointment of directors to Category 2 Water Authorities - Babinda Swamp East Deeral Matthews Road South Maroochy
    Category 2 water authorities vary in size from those serving only a few landholders - where landholders share the cost and workload of maintaining the water infrastructure - to those that support several hundred properties, run a multi-million dollar budget and employ full-time staff. A water authority’s main function is to carry out the water activities decided by the authority for its authority

    Appointment of members to the Child Death Case Review Panel
    On 1 July 2012, the Queensland Government established the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (the Commission), led by the Honourable Tim Carmody QC. The Commission was tasked with reviewing the entire child protection system and to chart a new roadmap for child protection for the next decade. On 1 July 2013, the Commission released its final report, ‘Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap

    Appointment Veterinary Surgeons Board of Qld
    The Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland is a statutory authority established under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936 to oversee the system of registration and supervision of veterinary surgeons, and the approval of veterinary premises in Queensland. The Board consists of six members appointed by the Governor in Council. All members other than the chairperson may be appointed for a term of up to

    The Queensland Plan
    The Queensland Plan: a 30-year vision for Queensland has been developed as the result of an extensive community consultation process held in 2013 and early 2014. The Queensland Plan is intended to provide the strategic direction for the future of Queensland, addressing Queenslanders’ desire, expressed during the consultation process, for a long-term focus beyond electoral cycles. The Queensland

    Appointments to Major Brisbane Festivals
    Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd is a proprietary company limited by shares jointly owned by the State of Queensland and the Brisbane City Council, with both parties signatories to a Shareholders Agreement. The company’s constitution sets out the objects of the company: to create, produce and promote cultural festivals that showcase diverse artistic work and demonstrate artistic integrity to pr

    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

    Appointment of the Integrity Commissioner
    Chapter 2 of the Integrity Act 2009 establishes the Integrity Commissioner as an officer of the Parliament. The Integrity Commissioner’s functions include: giving written advice to a designated person on ethics or integrity issues; meeting with, and giving written or oral advice to, members of the Legislative Assembly; keeping the lobbyists register and having responsibility for the registration o

    Appointments to Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal
    The Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal (the Tribunal) is created under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act) and replaced the former Local Government Remuneration Tribunal established in 2007. The Tribunal became operational on 1 July 2010. Section 176 of the Act provides that the Tribunal is responsible for hearing and determining the most serious complaints of misconduct aga

    Appointment to Qld Curriculum and Assessment Authority
    The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Act 2014. Part 2, Division 2 of the Act outlines the functions of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, which includes to: develop and revise syllabuses for P-10 and senior subjects develop and revise kindergarten guidelines purchase and

    Appointments Queensland Reconstruction Authority Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under section 28 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. As set out in section 29 of the Act, the functions of the Board are as follows: to set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority to make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act about priorities for community infrastructure, other proper

    Appointment Board of Stadiums Queensland
    Stadiums Queensland is established under the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001 (the Act) as an independent authority to manage, operate and promote Queensland’s world class major sports facilities. Stadiums Queensland is also empowered, under the Act, to develop major sports facilities for declaration under the Act and other infrastructure associated with the State’s major sports facilities. The

    Appointments to WorkCover Queensland Board
    The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 provides for the establishment of a board of directors for WorkCover Queensland. The board’s role includes the following: ensuring that, as far as possible, WorkCover achieves, and acts in accordance with, its statement of corporate intent and carries out the objectives outlined in its statement of corporate intent; accounting to the Minister f

    Appointments Qld Training Assets Management Authority Board
    The Government is reforming the provision of vocational education and training (VET) services in the State. That reform process follows recommendations made by the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce and the Independent Commission of Audit. The Queensland Training Assets Management Authority Act 2014 established the Queensland Training Assets Management Authority (QTAMA) as the specialist m

    Appointment Electoral Commissioner
    Section 20 of the Electoral Act 1992 provides that there is to be an Electoral Commissioner. The role of the Electoral Commissioner is to administer the electoral laws of Queensland, conduct free and democratic parliamentary and industrial elections and review local government boundaries. The Electoral Commissioner is also responsible for the management of the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

    Appointments to Work Health and Safety Board
    The Work Health and Safety Board (the Board) is established under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHS Act). The primary function of the Board is to give advice and make recommendations to the Minister about policies, strategies, allocation of resources, and legislative arrangements for work health and safety in Queensland. In appointing persons to the Board, Schedule 2 Section 6 of the WH

    Appointments to Australian Agricultural College Advisory Board and Local College Boards
    The Australian Agricultural College Corporation (AACC), established under the Agricultural College Act 2005, is to be restructured from a corporation sole to a statutory body. It will also be renamed as the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC). The QATC is to have a governing board responsible for the strategic direction and financial management of the corporation. It will also have bo

    Appointment of Commissioner for Police Service Reviews
    Commissioners for Police Service Reviews are appointed under section 9.2A of the Police Service Administration Act 1990 (the Act). They perform a review function in relation to police appointment, transfer and disciplinary decisions made under the Act. In accordance with section 9.2A of the Act, the Chairperson of the Crime and Misconduct Commission has nominated Mrs Dina Lynne Browne for reappoi

    Appointment of Energy and Water Ombudsman Qld
    The Office of the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland (EWOQ) is an independent statutory authority which receives, investigates and facilitates the resolution of complaints made by small energy customers in Queensland and water customers in South East Queensland in relation to the connection, supply or sale of electricity, gas or water by a member of the Scheme. The EWOQ has offices in Brisbane,

    Appointments of Information Commissioner and Right to Information Commissioners
    Section 123 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) establishes the Information Commissioner and Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC). Under the RTI Act and Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), the Information Commissioner is an independent statutory office holder appointed by the Governor in Council to exercise functions under the RTI Act and IP Act. Such functions include, b

    Appointment to Non-Eligibility for Government Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (the Funding Committee). The Funding Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. The functions of the Funding Committee are set out in section 134 of the Act an

    Appointments to Qld Hospital and Health Boards
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician engagemen

    Appointment of the QRAA Board
    QRAA is a statutory authority established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994. Its main function is to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. This includes assistance schemes under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (for example cyclone and flood recovery schemes) and

    Appointments for Valuation Objection Conferences
    The Land Valuation Act 2010 (LVA) requires the Valuer-General to provide annual and maintenance valuations for land in local governments in Queensland. If an owner is dissatisfied with their valuation they may lodge an objection to the valuation within 60 days of its issue. Section 123 of the LVA requires the Valuer-General to offer an objection conference to an objector where the valuation objec

    Appointments to Gladstone Area and Mount Isa Water Boards
    The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) and the Mount Isa Water Board (MIWB) are Category 1 Water Authorities under the Water Act 2000 (Water Act). The GAWB and MIWB are required to act commercially with appropriate management and performance systems, capital structure and dividend policies. Both must meet taxation obligations, performance targets and specific quarterly and annual reporting requirem

    Appointments to Qld College of Teachers Board
    The Queensland College of Teachers is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005. The functions of the Queensland College of Teachers, as prescribed by chapter 10, part 1 of the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, include: deciding applications for registration or permission to teach and applications for renewal of registration or permi

    Appointments 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

    Appointment of chairpersons for Valuation Objection Conferences
    The Land Valuation Act 2010 (LVA) requires the Valuer-General to provide annual and maintenance valuations for land in local governments in Queensland. If an owner is dissatisfied with their valuation they may lodge an objection to the valuation within 60 days of its issue. Section 123 of the LVA requires the Valuer-General to offer an objection conference to an objector where the valuation object

    Appointments to health panels of assessors
    In accordance with the Health Ombudsman Act 2013, panels of assessors contribute to upholding professional standards by providing expert advice in response to questions of fact from judicial members who constitute the independent Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). QCAT deals with serious disciplinary matters which, if substantiated, may result in the cancellation or suspension of

    Appointment Prostitution Licensing Authority
    The Prostitution Act 1999 (the Act) prescribes a licensing and regulatory scheme for the operation of legal brothels in Queensland. As part of this scheme, the Act establishes the Prostitution Licensing Authority (the Authority). Section 102(1)(b) of the Act states that the Authority consists of the following members: the chairperson who is to be an independent, respected member of the community

    Appointments to Screen Queensland
    Screen Queensland is a Proprietary Company Limited by Shares, with the State of Queensland as the sole shareholder. The company’s constitution sets out the objects of the company: to increase the level of film and television production in Queensland; to develop and maintain a creative infrastructure in Queensland for the film and television production industry; to develop and maintain an active

    Appointment Wet Tropics Management Authority
    The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area is managed under the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (the Queensland Act) and the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area Conservation Act 1994. These Acts implement Australia’s international duty for the protection, conservation, presentation, rehabilitation and transmission to future generations of the World He

    Appointments to Surveyors Board of Queensland
    The Surveyors Board of Queensland is an independent statutory body whose purpose is to maintain public confidence in the surveying profession by ensuring surveys are carried out by registrants in a professional and competent way. The board’s major functions include: prescribing competency frameworks for surveyors; assessing applications for all categories of registration and endorsements in surv

    Establishment of Stolen Wages Reparations Taskforce
    From 1897, previous governments controlled the lives, earnings and savings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders under a range of ‘Protection Acts’. This control included the underpayment of wages and mismanagement of savings accounts. The appointment of the Stolen Wages Reparations Taskforce meets a key election commitment for the Palaszczuk Government. The commitment includes th

    Appointments to Queensland Reconstruction Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under section 28 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. As set out in section 29 of the Act, the functions of the Board are as follows. to set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority; to make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act about: priorities for community infrastructure, other pro

    Appointments to Trade and Investment Queensland Board
    The Trade and Investment Queensland Board (TIQ Board) was established in 2013 under section 16 of the Trade and Investment Queensland Act 2013 (the Act). Section 17 of the Act provides the TIQ Board is responsible for the way Trade and Investment Queensland performs its functions, including ensuring Trade and Investment Queensland performs its functions in a proper, effective and efficient way. Tr

    Appointment to Board of Aviation Australia Pty Ltd
    Aviation Australia Pty Ltd provides aviation training to support the development of Queensland as an aviation and aerospace hub for the Asia-Pacific region, and is a centre of excellence in education and training for the aviation industry. The constitution of Aviation Australia Pty Ltd defines the objectives for which the Company is established as to: facilitate the setup and establishment of a

    Appointments to Business Development Fund Investment Panel
    The Business Development Fund (BDF) is the Queensland Government’s $40 million early stage and follow-on venture capital fund investing in growing innovative Queensland businesses. It is a key element of the Business Investment Attraction package, which is part of the Advance Queensland program. Advance Queensland will facilitate growth of Queensland’s knowledge-based economy, creating jobs and i

    Appointment of members to Hospital and Health Boards
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

    Appointment to Island Industries Board
    The Island Industries Board is a Statutory Body established under Part 7A of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984 with a range of powers intended to enable it to operate as a business enterprise for the general convenience and benefit of the residents of the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Region. The Board consists of a maximum of

    Appointments to Queensland College of Teachers Board
    The Queensland College of Teachers is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005. The functions of the Queensland College of Teachers, as prescribed by chapter 10, part 1 of the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, include: initial and ongoing eligibility requirements for registration and permission to teach; deciding applications for re

    Appointments to South Bank Corporation Board
    South Bank Corporation is a statutory corporation established under the South Bank Corporation Act 1989 (the Act). Its principal function is to promote, facilitate, carry out and control development within the South Bank Corporation area, and includes providing for a diverse range of recreational, cultural and educational pursuits for visitors. The Act provides that the corporation must have a Bo

    Appointment of members to the Child Death Case Review Panel
    On 1 July 2012, the Queensland Government established the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (the Commission), which was tasked with reviewing the entire child protection system and to chart a new roadmap for child protection for the next decade. On 1 July 2013, the Commission released its final report, ‘Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection’. The Commissi

    Appointment Non-State Schools Accreditation Board
    The Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the Board) is an independent statutory body established under section 105 of the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act). Section 106 of the Act details the functions of the Board, which include assessing applications for accreditation of non-state schools, assessing suitability of schools’ governing bodies, accrediting schools c

    Appointment of the Public Advocate
    Section 208 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (the Act) provides that there must be a Public Advocate. Section 209 of the Act outlines that the Public Advocate has the following functions: 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 progra

    Appointment Qld Treasury Corporation Capital Markets Board
    The Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) Capital Markets Board is established under section 10 of the Queensland Treasury Corporation Act 1988 and is responsible for managing all of QTC’s affairs, except those relating to certain superannuation and other long-term assets. Board responsibilities include: overseeing QTC’s operations, including its control and accountability systems; developing an

    Tourism and Events Queensland Board Appointment
    Tourism and Events Queensland Board (TEQ) is a statutory authority established under the Tourism and Events Queensland Act 2012. TEQ seeks to achieve economic and social benefits for the state through: marketing and promoting tourism in Queensland; tourism experience and destination development; and securing major events to be held in Queensland. TEQ also works in partnership with the Departmen

    Appointment to Griffith University Council
    The Griffith University Council is the governing body of the University established by the Griffith University Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which include providing education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community generally, and

    Appointment to Valuers Registration Board of Qld
    The Valuers Registration Board of Queensland (the Board) was established under the Valuers Registration Act 1965 and continues under section 5 of the Valuers Registration Act 1992. The Board’s main functions are to: protect the public through the registration of valuers; authorise the investigation of complaints about the conduct of registered valuers; take disciplinary action and commence proceed

    Appointment Aboriginal Land Tribunal
    Section 204 of the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (the Act) establishes the Aboriginal Land Tribunal (the Tribunal). The Tribunal is independent and receives and hears claims made by groups of Aboriginal people to areas of claimable land and reports to the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines in relation to each claim. Section 204(2) of the Act provides for the appointment of a Chairperson and such

    Appointments Information and Right to Information Commissioners
    Section 123 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) establishes the Information Commissioner and Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC). Under the RTI Act and Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP Act), the Information Commissioner is an independent statutory office holder appointed by the Governor in Council to exercise functions under the RTI Act and IP Act. Such functions include, b

    Appointments to Queensland Reconstruction Authority Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under section 28 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. As set out in section 29 of the Act, the functions of the Board are as follows: to set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority; to make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act about: priorities for community infrastructure, other pro

    Appointments to South Bank Corporation
    South Bank Corporation is a statutory corporation established under the South Bank Corporation Act 1989 (the Act). Its principal function is to promote, facilitate, carry out and control development with in the South Bank Corporation area, and includes providing for a diverse range of recreational, cultural and educational pursuits for visitors. The Act provides that the corporation must have a B

    Appointment of Hospital and Health Board members
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician en

    Appointments Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    Section 161 of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (the QCAT Act) establishes QCAT and provides for appointment of members and adjudicators. Sections 183 and 198 of the QCAT Act provide that: as many senior members, ordinary members and adjudicators as are required for the proper functioning of the tribunal must be appointed; a senior member, ordinary member or adjudicator mu

    Appointments to Family Responsibilities Commission
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) is a statutory body established under the Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008 (the Act) and is the central feature of welfare reform. The FRC operates to restore local Indigenous authority and build stronger and more resilient communities by attaching behavioural obligations to the receipt of welfare payments. The FRC currently comprises the Co

    Appointments to Queensland Heritage Council
    The Queensland Heritage Council (QHC) is a twelve-person statutory authority established under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 (the Act) to help conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage. It does not deal with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage. The QHC provides strategic advice to the Minister about Queensland’s non-Indigenous cultural heritage and makes decisions about what pl

    Appointments to Wet Tropics Management Authority
    The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area is managed under the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (the Queensland Act) and the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area Conservation Act 1994. These Acts implement Australia’s international duty for the protection, conservation, presentation, rehabilitation and transmission to future generations of the World He

    Reappointment of Anti-Discrimination Commissioner
    Section 234 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Act) establishes the Anti-Discrimination Commission (the Commission) and provides that there is to be a Commissioner. Apart from specific powers given by the Act, the Commissioner has power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done in connection with the performance of the Commission’s functions, namely: inquiring into complaints and,

    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

    Appointments of General Referees to Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees
    The Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees are established under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Committees provide an affordable, timely and accessible non-court based dispute resolution service for deciding appeals against decisions of Local Governments and private building certifiers about a range of decisions made under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009; the Building Act 197

    Appointments to Building Queensland Board
    The Building Queensland Board is responsible for Building Queensland. The functions of Building Queensland include: provision of independent expert advice to the State and government agencies about infrastructure; development of a framework for assessing the costs and benefits of infrastructure projects; assistance in preliminary preparation of infrastructure proposals; evaluation of proposal

    Establishment and appointments Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council
    In August 2015, the Government decided to implement the Report Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland (the Not Now, Not Ever Report) including the establishment of the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council. The Council will monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the Not Now, Not Ever Report and the Domestic and Family Violence Pr

    Appointment of Director of Public Prosecutions
    Section 4A of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1984 (the Act) establishes the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Section 5 of the Act provides for the appointment of a DPP. Section 10 of the Act provides the DPP’s functions are to: prepare, institute and conduct criminal proceedings on behalf of the Crown; prepare and conduct appeals against convictions or penalties, on be

    Appointment of Gold Coast Waterways Authority Board
    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 (the Act) establishes the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (the Authority) and Board (the Board). The Board controls the Authority. The GCWA is responsible for delivering the best possible management of the Gold Coast waterways. The Board is a decision making board which reports to the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports. It decides on navigat

    Appointments to Government Owned Corporations
    The Boards of Government owned corporations (GOCs) are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (GOC Act) and are responsible for overseeing the activities of GOCs to optimise their value by exercising sound commercial judgement. Under section 89(1) of the GOC Act, directors of GOCs are appointed by the Governor in Council. There are currently two vacancies on each of the Port

    Appointment Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group
    The government committed to the establishment of a voluntary Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group (IMAG), as outlined in the Working Queensland: Labor’s jobs plan. The IMAG would provide high-level industry advice on strategic matters in relation to building and promoting industry and manufacturing in Queensland to help drive economic, regional and employment growth throughout the state. T

    Appointment to the Mental Health Review Tribunal
    The Mental Health Review Tribunal (the Tribunal) is established under the Mental Health Act 2000 for the purposes of reviewing the involuntary status of persons with mental illnesses. The Tribunal consists of a full time President and other members, including psychiatrists, community members, psychosurgeons, lawyers and other persons with relevant qualifications and/or experience. Under section 44

    Reappointment of the Ombudsman
    The statutory office of Ombudsman is established under the Ombudsman Act 2001 (the Act) and is responsible to investigate administrative actions taken by, in or for certain agencies and recommending to government departments, local government and public authorities on ways of improving administrative processes. Section 58 of the Act provides that the Ombudsman is appointed by the Governor in Counc

    Appointment of Privacy Commissioner
    Section 141 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Act) states there is to be a Privacy Commissioner. The term of appointment of the former Privacy Commissioner, Ms Linda Matthews, ended in 2011. Section 142(1) of the Act provides that the Privacy Commissioner’s role is that of a deputy to the Information Commissioner, with particular responsibility for matters relating to the Information Commis

    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 the Queensland Carers Advisory Council
    The Queensland Carers Advisory Council was established in 2009 under the Carer (Recognition) Act 2008 (the Act) to provide advice to the Minister on improving recognition and support for carers. The Act specifies that the Council has 12 members: four carers (one of whom must be a grandparent carer), four representatives of carer organisations (one of whom must represent a grandparent organisation)

    Appointment Childrens Health Queensland Hospital and Health Board
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

    Appointments to QRAA Board
    QRAA is a statutory body established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994. QRAA’s main function is to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. This includes assistance schemes under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (for example cyclone and flood recovery schemes) and the

    Appointment Townsville Hospital and Health Board
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

    Appointment Medical assessment tribunals
    Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. In addition, a composite medical assessment tribunal may be convened in circumstances where there are multiple interrelated injuries that require several specialist assessments. The

    Appointments to Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (QCAT Act) establishes Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal as an independent tribunal and provides for the appointment of members. QCAT commenced operation on 1 December 2009 and amalgamated 18 of the State’s tribunals and other bodies into one, providing a single gateway through which the community can access civil and administrat

    Appointment Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
    The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Training and Skills. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model between industr

    Appointment Central Queensland Hospital and Health Board
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland, having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician en

    Appointment of Director of Forensic Disability
    The Director of Forensic Disability has an independent statutory oversight role to ensure the protection of the rights of forensic disability clients, and that the detention, assessment, care and support, and protection of the clients comply with the Forensic Disability Act 2011 (the Act). As outlined under section 87 of the Act, the Director has the following functions— ensuring the protection o

    Appointment of assisting psychiatrists to Mental Health Court
    Established under section 381 of the Mental Health Act 2000, the Mental Health Court: determines the mental condition of persons charged with indictable offences decides on appeals against decisions made by the Mental Health Review Tribunal considers other matters relating to the detention of patients and applications for changing forensic orders. It also has special powers of inquiry into the

    Appointment Principal Commissioner Queensland Family and Child Commission
    The Family and Child Commission Act 2014 provides that there is to be a Principal Commissioner of the Queensland Family and Child Commission. The role of the Principal Commissioner includes ensuring that the Commission performs its functions under the Act effectively and efficiently. The functions of the Principal Commissioner are also to control the Commission and to record, analyse, research

    Appointment to Council of Queensland Institute of Medical Research
    The Queensland Institute of Medical Research is established under section 3 of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 Act (‘the Act’) for the purpose of research into any branch or branches of medical science. Section 4 of the Act provides that Membership of the Council consists of at least seven, but not more than 11, members appointed by the Governor in Council. Section 5B of the

    Appointments to Queensland Competition Authority Board
    The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) is an independent statutory authority consisting of members appointed by the Governor in Council. It is established under the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997 (QCA Act). As the State’s independent economic regulator, the QCA’s primary role is to ensure monopoly businesses operating in Queensland, particularly in the provision of key infrastruct

    Appointment of the South Bank Corporation Board
    South Bank Corporation is a statutory corporation established under the South Bank Corporation Act 1989 (the Act). Its principal functions are to promote, facilitate, carry out and control development with in the South Bank Corporation area, and includes providing for a diverse range of recreational, cultural and educational pursuits for visitors. The Act provides that the South Bank Corporation

    Appointments to Board of Brisbane Housing Company Limited
    The Brisbane Housing Company (BHC) was established as a not-for-profit charitable company in 2002 under a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council (the Council). BHC is an independent public company limited by shares. BHC has two types of shareholding, ordinary shares and community shares. The ordinary shareholders are the State, acting through the Department of

    Appointments to Board of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
    Sections 6(1) and 12 of the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (the Act) establish the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and the GOLDOC Board, respectively. The functions of the Corporation, as set out in section 8 of the Act, includes undertaking and facilitating the organisation, conduct, promotion and commercial and financial management of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonw

    Appointment of Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal
    The Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal Act 2013 provides for the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal. The functions of the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal include to review and make determinations about remuneration in connection with members and former members of the Legislative Assembly in Queensland, Cabinet approved that Anne Tiernan be recommended to the Gove

    Appointments to Board of Architects of Queensland
    The Board of Architects of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Architects Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered architects; protect the public interest by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered architects; ensure registered architects maintain appropriate technical and professional standards; investigate complaints against architects and ins

    Appointments to Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland
    The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered professional engineers; protect the public interest by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered professional engineers; ensure registered professional engineers maintain appropriate technical and professional

    Appointments to Surveyors Board of Queensland
    The Surveyors Board of Queensland is an independent statutory body whose purpose is to maintain public confidence in the surveying profession by ensuring surveys are carried out by registrants in a professional and competent way. The major functions of the Surveyors Board of Queensland include prescribing competency frameworks for surveyors; assessing applications for all categories of registratio

    Appointments to Valuers Registration Board of Queensland
    The Valuers Registration Board of Queensland (the Board) was established under the Valuers Registration Act 1965 and continues under section 5 of the Valuers Registration Act 1992. The Board’s main functions are to: protect the public through the registration of valuers; authorise the investigation of complaints about the conduct of registered valuers; take disciplinary action and commence proceed

    Appointment of a Member of the Queensland Reconstruction Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under section 28 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. As set out in section 29 of the Act, the functions of the Board are as follows. to set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority; to make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act about: priorities for community infrastructure, other pro

    Appointments to 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, egg and horticulture (seed sprouts) sectors have been implemented. Safe Food has a board

    Appointments to Service Trades Council
    The Service Trades Council (STC) is established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (PDA) to confer on national policy development and implementation for the plumbing and drainage trade; report to the Minister on any issue relating to plumbing and drainage referred to it by the Minister, or any issue relating to plumbing and drainage the STC considers the Minister should know about; and perfo

    Appointments to the Queensland Local Government Grants Commission
    The Queensland Local Government Grants Commission (the Commission) is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act), primarily to make recommendations to the Minister for Local Government on the distribution of the Commonwealth financial assistance grants to local governments. The Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 (Cwth) (the LGFAA) provides that a State is not entitled

    Appointment to Non State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (Funding Committee). The Funding Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. The functions of the Funding Committee are set out in section 134 of the Act and i

    Appointments to the Public Records Review Committee
    The Public Records Review Committee (the Committee) is established under the Public Records Act 2002 (the Act) to advise the Minister and the State Archivist about issues affecting the administration and enforcement of the Act. The Committee’s role is to decide any disputes referred to the Committee under section 19(4) of the Act, and to review decisions of the State Archivist, but not to authoris

    Appointment of Commissioner of Queensland Family and Child Commission
    The Family and Child Commission Act 2014 provides for the appointment of Commissioners of the Queensland Family and Child Commission. The functions of a Commissioner includes to ensure the Commission performs its functions under the Act effectively and efficiently and to make recommendations to the Minister about matters relating to the performance or exercise of the functions and powers of the

    Appointments to the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel
    The Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel (the Panel), to be chaired by the Queensland Government Architect, Mr Malcolm Middleton, is a non-statutory advisory body with a State-wide remit. The Panel is intended to champion high quality urban design and help foster a holistic approach to land use and infrastructure planning to create and support economically sustainable, vibrant and adaptable

    Appointments to Animal Welfare Advisory Board
    The treatment of animals on farm, in transport and at the point of slaughter is becoming a significant and growing issue. The Government committed to establishing a new animal welfare advisory board comprising technical, community and industry representatives to advise the Minister on issues associated with the development and promotion of codes of practices for the humane treatment of animals.

    Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Training Advisory Committee
    The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Training Advisory Committee (QATSIETAC) is established under section 412 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006. The QATSIETAC terms of reference enable the committee to provide advice on policy and implementation issues relating to matters such as: early childhood education and care; school attendance and engagement; educa

    Appointment to Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
    The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the Skills Centre of Excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister responsible for the Training portfolio. The Skills Centre of Excellence represents a partnership model

    Appointment to Jobs Queensland
    The Jobs Queensland Act 2015 established Jobs Queensland as an independent statutory entity with key functions to give advice to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills about: the skills it anticipates will be needed for particular industries and regional areas; future workforce development and planning; and the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Qu

    Appointments to the Gasfields Commission
    The Gasfields Commission Act 2013 (the Act) establishes the Gasfields Commission (the Commission) to manage and improve the sustainable coexistence of landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry in Queensland. The Act provides that the Commission is made up of a full-time commissioner, who is the chairperson, and up to six part-time commissioners. It also requires that when reco

    Appointments to Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council
    Established under the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (the Act), the functions of the Council are to provide advice to the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) on mental health or substance misuse issues and to make recommendations to the QMHC in relation to its functions. The Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council consists of the number of persons considered appropr

    Appointments to Radiation Advisory Council
    The functions of the Radiation Advisory Council (RAC) are to examine, and make recommendations to the Minister, about the operation and application of the Radiation Safety Act 1999 (the Act) and other issues relating to radiation safety standards. The RAC may also conduct research into radiation practices, including the transportation of radioactive materials, within Queensland. The RAC consists o

    Appointment to Library Board of Queensland
    The Library Board of Queensland is established under the Libraries Act 1988 (the Act). The Board has the functions conferred on it under section 20 of the Act. In summary, the Board’s functions are: to promote the advancement and effective operation and co-ordination of public libraries of all descriptions throughout the State; to encourage and facilitate the use of public libraries; to control

    Appointments of Racing Integrity Commissioner and Racing Disciplinary Board
    The Racing Integrity Commissioner is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient administration and operation of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission and the performance of its functions. The Racing Disciplinary Board hears and determines appeals by aggrieved persons against appellable decisions of a racing control body and refers appeals to the Queensland Civil and Administrative

    Appointment of Chief Executive Officer Racing Queensland Board
    The Racing Queensland Board is the control body for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in Queensland and acts in the best interests of these codes. The Board identifies and responds to the industry’s strategic issues, identifies priorities for major capital expenditure and works collaboratively with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission to ensure the integrity of racing in Queensland

    Appointments to the Racing Queensland Board
    The Racing Queensland Board is the control body for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in Queensland and acts in the best interests of these codes. The Board identifies and responds to the industry’s strategic issues, identifies priorities for major capital expenditure and works collaboratively with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission to ensure the integrity of racing in Queensland.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and Innovation Reference Group
    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and Innovation Reference Group will provide strategic advice to the Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and the Minister for Small Business on business and innovation matters that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. In particular, the Reference Group will: provide policy and strategic advice on innovat

    Appointments to Trade and Investment Queensland Board
    The Trade and Investment Queensland Board (TIQ Board) was established in 2013 under section 16 of the Trade and Investment Queensland Act 2013. The TIQ Board is responsible for ensuring Trade and Investment Queensland performs its functions in a proper, effective and efficient way. Trade and Investment Queensland is the government’s lead agency responsible for facilitating and promoting trade and

    Appointment to Mount Isa Water Board
    Mount Isa Water Board (MIWB) is a Category 1 Water Authority under the Water Act 2000 and is responsible for the supply of bulk water to industrial users and the Mount Isa City Council. The MIWB is required to act commercially with appropriate management and performance systems, capital structure and dividend policies. MIWB’s board currently consists of five directors, comprising four independent

    Appointment of Director of Forensic Disability
    The Director of Forensic Disability, established under the Forensic Disability Act 2011 (the Act), has an independent statutory oversight role to ensure the protection of the rights of forensic disability clients, and that the detention, assessment, care and support, and protection of clients comply with the Act. As outlined under the Act the Director has the following functions: ensuring that th

    Appointments to Hospital and Health Boards
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

    Appointment of Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland
    The statutory office of the Energy and Water Ombudsman was established under the Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006. The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent statutory authority who receives, investigates and facilitates the resolution of complaints made by small energy and South East Queensland water customers, or by a Scheme member in relation to the connection, supply or sale of electrici

    Appointments Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board and Southern Queensland Regional Parole Board
    The Southern Queensland Regional Parole Board and the Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board (Regional Parole Boards) are independent statutory bodies established under the Corrective Services Act 2006. The Regional Parole Boards make decisions in relation to prisoners serving a term of imprisonment of between three and less than eight years and all sex offenders and offenders deter

    Appointments to Queensland Racing Boards
    The Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (QACRIB) is responsible for the good management of the racing industry in Queensland, including thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhound racing. The Racing Act 2002 provides that the QACRIB includes among its members, the chairpersons of the Queensland Thoroughbred Racing Board, the Queensland Harness Racing Board and the Queensland Greyhound

    Appointments to the Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council
    Queenslanders come from over 220 countries and territories, speaking over 220 languages. A multicultural society provides opportunities for a diversified workforce and business ventures, access to tourism and export markets. The Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council is established under the Multicultural Recognition Act 2016. The Council will provide advice and make recommendations to the Min

    Appointment to Non-State Schools Accreditation Board
    The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the Board). The functions of the Board as set out in the Act include: considering applications for accreditation of non-state schools; assessing and monitoring the suitability of their governing bodies; and accrediting schools complying with the crite

    Appointments to boards of Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges and Emerald and Longreach colleges
    The Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is a corporation established under the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges Act 2005 (the Act). The corporation is comprised of a governing board of up to seven members appointed by the Governor in Council. The governing board for QATC is responsible for the way QATC performs its functions and exercises its powers. The Act also provides for

    Appointment to University of Queensland Senate
    The University of Queensland Senate is the governing body of the University established by the University of Queensland Act 1998. The Act outlines the functions of the University which include providing education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the senate considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community. The Act provides for a 22 me

    Appointments to Queensland Theatre Company
    The Queensland Theatre Company is established under the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970. Under section 12 of the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970, the Queensland Theatre Company functions are in summary: to promote and encourage the development and presentation, public interest, participation, understanding and appreciation of the arts of the theatre; to produce, present and manage plays

    Appointment of Chair and Directors of Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd
    Major Brisbane Festivals Pty Ltd is a proprietary company limited by shares jointly owned by the State of Queensland and the Brisbane City Council, with both parties’ signatories to a Shareholders Agreement. The company’s constitution sets out the objects of the company: to create, produce and promote cultural festivals that showcase diverse artistic work and demonstrate artistic integrity to p

    Appointment of member of Queensland Performing Arts Trust
    The Queensland Performing Arts Trust is established under the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977. Under section 12 of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977, the Queensland Performing Arts Trust functions are: to produce, present and manage the performing arts in the building occupied by the Trust at the Queensland Cultural Centre or any other building; to establish and conduct sch

    Appointment of members of Queensland Theatre Company
    The Queensland Theatre Company is established under the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970 (the Act). Under the Act, the Queensland Theatre Company functions are: to promote and encourage the development and presentation, public interest, participation, understanding and appreciation of the arts of the theatre; to produce, present and manage plays and other forms of theatre and entertainment; t

    Appointments to Queensland Performing Arts Trust
    The Queensland Performing Arts Trust is established under the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977. Under section 12 of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977, the Queensland Performing Arts Trust functions are: to produce, present and manage the performing arts in the building occupied by the Trust at the Queensland Cultural Centre or any other building; to establish and conduct sch

    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

    Appointments to Legal Practice Committee
    The Legal Practice Committee (the Committee) is a disciplinary body, originally established under the Legal Profession Act 2004 and continued under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act), to hear and decide discipline applications lodged by the Legal Services Commission. Section 622 of the Act provides for the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills, as the

    Appointment of sessional members to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
    The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (QCAT Act) establishes QCAT and provides for appointment of members and adjudicators. Sections 183 and 198 of the QCAT Act provide that: as many senior members, ordinary members and adjudicators as are required for the proper functioning of the tribunal must be appointed; a senior member, ordinary member or adjudicator must be recommended f

    Appointment to the Electoral Commission of Queensland
    Section 6 of the Electoral Act 1992 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Electoral Commission of Queensland and for the appointment of commissioners. When performing its functions under Part 3 of the Act, the Electoral Commission of Queensland is to be comprised of a chairperson, the Electoral Commissioner and one other commissioner and the Electoral Commission of Queensland is known a

    Appointments to Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board
    The report of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, released on 28 February 2015, included recommendations for improving the review process for domestic and family violence related deaths in Queensland. In particular, the Taskforce recommended enhancing the existing Domestic and Family V

    Appointment of Director of Child Protection Litigation
    Section 7 of the Director of Child Protection Litigation Act 2016 (the Act) states there is to be a Director of Child Protection Litigation. The Director’s main functions under the Child Protection Act 1999 are to: prepare and apply for child protection orders and conduct protection proceedings; prepare and apply for transfers of a child protection order or child protection to a participating Sta

    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

    Appointments to Board of Residential Tenancies Authority
    The Board of the Residential Tenancies Authority (the Board) is established under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRA Act) and is responsible for the way that the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) performs its functions and exercises its powers, as well as ensuring the RTA performs its functions in an appropriate, effective and efficient way. The membership of

    Appointments to the Queensland and seven Regional Disability Advisory Councils
    The Queensland Disability Advisory Council (QDAC) and seven Regional Disability Advisory Councils (RDACs) are established under section 222 of the Disability Services Act 2006. QDAC and RDACs provide advice and raise important disability issues with the Minister and state government departments. The councils are a key channel for consultation on national disability matters, and contribute to and s

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