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Development and launch of the Queensland Government COVID-19 Check In Qld app
A critical control in responding to community transmission of COVID-19 is rapid and comprehensive contact tracing. On 23 December 2020, requirements for certain restricted businesses to collect customer contact details during the COVID-19 pandemic were strengthened in line with the Public Health Direction Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 12). This Direction re

COVID 19 Response for residential tenancies
The COVID-19 public health emergency is having unprecedented health and economic impacts on many sectors of the economy, including residential tenancies. Activity restrictions to support social distancing measures have resulted in reduced or lost income for many Queenslanders. More renting households are in or at risk of housing stress due to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 and may fa

Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025
In 2017, the Queensland Government launched the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027, the state’s first housing strategy to address the entire housing continuum from homelessness services and social housing to affordable housing and private rental; and home ownership through to retirement living. Since 2017, much progress has been made towards achieving the vision of the Housing Strategy, however

Personalised Transport Ombudsman Repeal Bill 2021
The appointment of the Personalised Transport Ombudsman (PTO) under the Personalised Transport Ombudsman Act 2019 (PTO Act) was deferred due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the personalised transport industry. The Department of Transport and Main Roads undertook a review and looked at whether a newly created PTO would provide the stated benefits to industry, particularly as operators re

COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill – Non-residential Tenancies & Small Business Commissioner
The economic impacts of COVID-19 are continuing to evolve and it is likely that there will be long-term effects on the Queensland economy and for the business community. On 7 April 2020, the Prime Minister announced the National Cabinet agreement on the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles, to be legislated by the State-Territory Governments to aid commer

COVID-19 Emergency Response and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
Queensland’s public health response to COVID-19 has been swift and decisive throughout 2020. The management of outbreaks in the community has proven to be rapid and effective and the low rates of community transmission has enabled restrictions on the movement and gathering of people to be significantly eased. However, there is still the potential for further outbreaks and restrictions, in some fo

COVID-19 Emergency Response and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
On 29 January 2020, a public health emergency was declared for all of Queensland under the Public Health Act 2005 (PH Act) in relation to the outbreak of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 and the Justice and Other Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Amendment Act 2020 were introduced to protect the health, safety and welfare of Queenslanders, mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Public Health and Other Legislation (Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2020
In 2020, amendments were made to the Public Health Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 2016 to support the Queensland Government’s health response to COVID-19. Given the urgency of the amendments, sunset and expiry clauses were inserted into the amending legislation which are due to expire in early 2021. To ensure the Queensland Government can continue to respond to any potential outbreaks of COVID

Economic conditions and job-creating initiatives in Cairns region
Cairns is in the Cairns Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4), which covers a total land area of 21,338km2, and includes the Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) regions of: Cairns North, Cairns South, Innisfail – Cassowary Coast, Port Douglas – Daintree, and Tablelands (East) – Kuranda. The Cairns regional economy is dominated by its agriculture and tourism industries, with the region more heavily concentrat

Health Service Investigation into The Prince Charles Hospital
On 5 July 2021, a Health Service Investigation was commissioned to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Metro North Hospital and Health Service's (MNHHS) operation of its COVID-19 ward at The Prince Charles Hospital (the Investigation). The Investigation comprised a review of compliance with relevant COVID-19 public health directions, guidelines and requirements, arising from the events t

Amendments during consideration in detail Public Health and Other Legislation (Further Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2021
Proactive and effective contact tracing has been critical to preventing widespread community transmission of COVID-19 when positive cases have been detected in the community. The ‘Check In Qld’ app (App) has significantly enhanced Queensland’s contact tracing system and is widely used across the State. Amendments will be moved during consideration in detail to the Public Health and Other Legislat

Public Health and Other Legislation (Further Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2021
In 2020, amendments were made to the Public Health Act 2005 and other legislation to support the Queensland Government’s response to COVID-19 and the Queensland economy and businesses affected by the pandemic. Given the urgency of the amendments, sunset and expiry clauses were inserted into the amending legislation, which are due to expire in September 2021. The public health emergency for COVID-1

Three month deferral of gaming machine taxes
From 23 March 2020, many businesses were forced to close to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus within the community (COVID-19). These businesses included licensed clubs, hotels and casinos. The Queensland Government has been delivering a wide range of measures to support businesses, including by providing payroll tax deferrals and refunds, low interest loans and energy rebates. The Quee

Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response — Permanency) Amendment Bill 2021
The Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Permanency) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) permanently implements certain aspects of temporary laws that were made in the Justice portfolio in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The Bill amends the following pieces of legislation: the Oaths Act 1867 to allow affidavits and statutory declarations to be signed electronically and witnessed over au

Establishment of and appointments to Innovation Advisory Council
The Innovation Advisory Council (IAC) is established to accelerate innovation in Queensland, help the Queensland economy and community to recover from COVID-19, become more resilient and create Queensland based globally competitive industries, businesses and jobs. Members of the IAC are required to have relevant experience in the innovation ecosystem, strong relationships and demonstrated alignme

Tourism Recovery Action Plan
Queensland’s visitor economy plays a key role in the state’s overall economic outlook and the livelihoods of more than 234,000 Queenslanders who are employed by the tourism industry. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state welcomed a record number of visitors with more than 28.6 million spending more than $25.5 billion in 2019. As countries around the world continue to manage the COVID-19 respo

Amendments to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020
On 29 January 2020, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services declared a public health emergency under section 319 of the Public Health Act 2005 (PH Act). As a first response, the Public Health and Other Legislation (Public Health Emergency) Amendment Act 2020 (Public Health Emergency Act) was urgently passed by Parliament on 18 March 2020. As a second response on 22 April 2020,