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Making Queenslanders Australias healthiest people - Advancing health action
In October 2005, the Queensland Government released the Action Plan – Building a better health service for Queensland (the Health Action Plan), to address issues arising from the Queensland Health Systems Review (Forster Review) and the Queensland Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry (Davies Inquiry). It is now timely to build on these reforms with a stronger focus on new and innovative non-hos

Airport Assets (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill 2008
In April 2008, the Government announced the divestment of its interest in Cairns and Mackay Airports, together with its shareholding in Brisbane Airport. The Government intends to apply the funds realised from the divestment of the Cairns and Mackay Airports towards new health and other regional infrastructure in North Queensland. The Airport Assets (Restructuring and Disposal) Bill will facil

Regulations under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997
Cabinet considered a submission regarding new regulations under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (BCCM Act) to replace those which expire on 1 September 2008. The BCCM Act provides a legal framework for the establishment and management of community titles schemes. To achieve the flexibility required to meet the different needs of schemes, the BCCM Act provides management proc

Amendment to Building and Construction Industry (Portable LSL) Regulation 2002
Cabinet considered a submission regarding an amendment to the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Regulation 2002. The objective of the amendment is to increase the building and construction industry long service leave levy rate from 0.125% to 0.2% of the cost of building work, in order to ensure that adequate funds exist to meet the long-term liability for payment of

Criminal Code and Jury and Another Act Amendment Bill 2008
A number of Australian states and territories, as well as some overseas jurisdictions (including New Zealand), have introduced judge alone criminal trials in higher courts. No Australian jurisdiction allows a trial by judge alone without consent of the accused. Western Australia is currently the only Australian jurisdiction that gives the judge an overriding discretion to decide whether to order

Development of Shale Oil in Queensland
There are a number of companies in Queensland investing in alternative fuels projects that could lead to Queensland becoming a major producer of non-conventional oil to meet national demand and for export. Queensland contains 94 per cent of Australia’s known oil shale resources. There are potential environmental concerns related to development of shale oil, including: very large-scale mining in

Education (General Provisions) Amendment Regulation 2008
Non-State schools whose students use State Schools of Distance Education (SSDEs) do not pay for the service, despite the fact that those non-State schools receive State and Commonwealth Government funding for the students as if they were receiving their full general education program at the non-State school. In March 2008, a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) was released to consult on and explain

Electoral Amendment Bill 2008
In April 2008, the Premier announced that the Queensland Government would make the following amendments to the Electoral Act 1992: reduce the electoral donation disclosure threshold from the current $1,500 to $1,000; increase public scrutiny of donations by reducing disclosure timeframes for donations from 12 months to six months; tie election funding to reported and verified electoral expendit

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2008
The Bill amends the Environmental Protection Act 1994, Dangerous Goods Safety Management Act 2001, Integrated Planning Act 1997, and Nature Conservation Act 1992. The Bill moves into the Environmental Protection Act the current offence provisions in the Environmental Protection Regulation 1998, the Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 1997 and the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 1997 rela

Health Quality and Complaints Commission Report into Mackay Base Hospital
Following concerns raised in the Commonwealth House of Representatives about the employment of Dr Abdalla Khalafalla as a specialist at Mackay Base Hospital from May 2004 to August 2006, the Minister for Health directed the Health Quality and Complaints Commission (HQCC) to investigate the quality of health services at Mackay Base Hospital. All recommendations of the HQCC Report are supported by

The Koala Population in South East Queensland
Cabinet considered a submission regarding the koala population in South East Queensland. The Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2006 and Management Program 2006-2016, known as the ‘Koala Plan’, commenced on 2 October 2006 to protect the koala throughout its range in Queensland and to stop the decline and recover the South East Queensland population. However, recent studies indicate that

Liquor Amendment Bill 2008
The Government committed to review the Liquor Act 1992 (the Liquor Act) as part of the Queensland Alcohol Action Plan 2003/2004 to 2006/2007 and the 17-Point Brisbane City Safety Action Plan. In April 2006, a discussion paper was released to inform the Liquor Act review. Subsequently, the Liquor Reform in Queensland information paper outlining the outcomes of the review was released to the pub

Port of Mackay - Proposed Coal Transport Corridor and Coal Terminal
Cabinet considered a submission from the Treasurer and the Minister for Transport, Trade, Employment and Industrial Relations regarding the proposed coal transport corridor and coal terminal at the Port of Mackay. Cabinet noted that the proposed coal terminal was inconsistent with the Government’s current plan to address coal supply chain requirements. Cabinet approved that the shareholding Minist

Making Tracks to Close the Gap - Indigenous Primary Health Care in Cape York
Under the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the Queensland Government has committed to closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation, and to halving the Indigenous mortality gap for children under five within a decade. A “Statement of Intent” on closing the gap was signed between the Australian Government and Indigenous Australian

2008 Next Step survey
The Next Step survey is in its fourth year and shows the initial study and work destinations of young people after leaving school, approximately six months after they completed their Year 12 studies. The survey covered students who completed Year 12 in 2007, whether they attended a Government, Catholic or independent school, or a TAFE secondary college. The Next Step survey was conducted in orde

Police Service Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
The Queensland Police Service (QPS) currently operates a number of different databases to store its policing information. These databases are progressively being amalgamated into a single database known as QPRIME. QPRIME is due to be fully operational before the end of 2008 at which time the majority of other databases will be decommissioned or no longer updated. There are a number of organisat

Proposed RNA masterplan
Dr Vivian Edwards OAM, President of the RNA (National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland), spoke to Cabinet about the proposed RNA Masterplan for the redevelopment of the RNA Showgrounds at Bowen Hills. Cabinet noted the presentation by Dr Vivian Edwards OAM and Mr Jonathan Tunney in relation to the proposed RNA Masterplan. Attachments Nil.

Public Hospitals Performance Report - June 2008
Cabinet considered the Public Hospitals Performance Report for the June 2008 quarter. Hospital Activity The June 2008 quarter is a record quarter with a total of 219,295 admitted patient episodes of care, up by 10,438 or 5.0% from the same period last year. Over the last 3 years admitted patient episodes of care for the June quarter have increased by 13%. For the 2007-08 year, 865,534 patients

Queenslands 150th Celebrations
Cabinet considered a submission regarding Queensland’s 150th Celebrations. The Premier will be officially launching the Q150 program and announcing key components that will form part of a year-long schedule of celebratory activities and events across the State in 2009. The Premier will also be launching the Q150 website which enables communities and organisations to find out how they can be invo

Queensland Fuel Subsidy Scheme
In August 2007, the Queensland Government established a Commission of Inquiry (the Commission) to consider and report on certain matters associated with the Queensland Fuel Subsidy Scheme (QFSS). The Commission found that Queensland motorists are better off but the subsidy is not being fully passed on because the governing provision of the Fuel Subsidy Act 1997 is unclear and that the current syst

Qld Govt Strategy to Target Domestic and Family Violence
Domestic and family violence is a serious and complex issue. Women and children are most often the victims of violence in the home and within their relationships. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can be up to 45 times more likely to experience domestic and family violence than non-Indigenous people. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people from rural and r

Government Response to the Review of the Freedom of Information Act 1992
Cabinet considered its response to the report of the review by an Independent Review Panel of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (the Solomon report). The report puts forward 141 recommendations. It proposes new legislation and addresses issues such as information policy, records management, privacy, publications and agency culture. The Report recommends the development of a whole-of-Governme

Significant Appointments August 2008
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

Structural Reform of the Department of Health
Following the Forster report (September 2005), the Minister for Health devolved significant accountability and decision-making from Corporate Office to three Area Health Services. In September 2006, the then 37 Health Service Districts were consolidated into 20 larger districts with greater independence from the Area Health Services, although Area Health Services functions remained unchanged. The

Protection of Milton Brewery from urban encroachment through legislation
Under the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2005-2026, infill and redevelopment in existing urban areas and residential development in existing rural areas is encouraged as efficient land use planning to manage this population growth. This development is leading to increased population densities, at times in areas where existing industry operations are located. The environmental impacts of man

The Urban Land Authority and the Bowen Hills Urban Development Area
Cabinet considered a submission from the Premier and the Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning regarding the Urban Land Development Authority and the Bowen Hills Urban Development Area. Cabinet noted the draft Master Plan for the Bowen Hills Urban Development Area. Attachments Draft Master Plan for the Bowen Hills Urban Development Area

Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008
The objective of the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 (the Act) is to prevent a person’s death, injury or illness being caused by a workplace, a relevant workplace area, work activities or plant or substances for use at a workplace. The Act establishes a framework for preventing or minimising exposure to risk, including setting benchmarks for industry by making supporting regulations. The Work