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Liquor Amendment Regulation (No. 4)
Between 2002 and 2006, alcohol management strategies were implemented in 19 discrete Indigenous communities. Eighteen of the communities were declared alcohol restricted areas under the Liquor Act 1992, with a prescribed alcohol carriage limit. In December 2004, the Indigenous community of Cherbourg declared ‘dry places’ under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land

Policy for Biodiversity Offsets
The Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy (QGEOP) commenced on 1 July 2008. It provides a consistent framework for the use of environmental offsets (i.e. positive actions to compensate for unavoidable negative environmental impacts resulting from an activity or a development) where the Queensland Government is a decision-maker or leads the assessment of impacts on environmental values

Queensland Biosecurity Strategy
Queensland faces greater biosecurity risks than most other parts of Australia due to factors such as climate change, geographic proximity to our Asia-Pacific neighbours, population growth and expanding trade and business. Pests and diseases pose a real risk to Queensland’s $13 billion primary industries sector, our tourism industry and our unique environment and way of life. Biosecurity is the mi

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

Condamine and Balonne Resource Operations Plan (ROP)
The Water Resource (Condamine and Balonne) Plan 2004 (WRP) provides a framework for advancing sustainable management and efficient use of water by creating an effective cap on diversions from watercourses, lakes, springs and overland flows. The final draft Condamine and Balonne Resource Operations Plan (ROP) implements the WRP. The ROP provides rules for surface water management in most of the

Criminal Proceeds Confiscation and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2008
The Criminal Proceeds Confiscation and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2008 contains amendments to the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002, the Security Providers Act 1993, the Fair Trading Act 1989 and the Trusts Act 1973. The amendments to the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act aim to improve the Act’s ability to achieve its objectives, which are primarily aimed at removing financial gain and incr

Fire safety in residential care buildings
In response to the Childers backpacker accommodation fire tragedy in June 2000, the Childers Taskforce (the Taskforce) recommended investigation of fire risks in a range of high occupancy buildings and a staged program to reduce risks of multiple death fires. A staged fire safety improvement program targeting high occupancy buildings across Queensland began in 2001 with the first phase targeting f

Amendments to Fisheries Regulation 2008 - East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery
The East Coast Inshore Fin Fish Fishery is one of Queensland’s largest fisheries, both in terms of the amount of product caught and the number of participants involved. The Fishery covers some of Queensland’s most iconic species such as barramundi, bream, whiting and flathead. The commercial component of the fishery has an annual gross value of production of approximately $24 million and it is est

Greenhouse Gas Storage Bill 2008
The main purpose of the Greenhouse Gas Storage Bill 2008 is to provide the tenure framework to administer the process called greenhouse gas geological storage, also called greenhouse gas storage (GHG storage) or geosequestration. The tenure framework will be the cornerstone for all greenhouse gas storage projects planned for Queensland. It provides for the granting of authorities to explore for

Quarterly report key indicators Qld discrete Indigenous communities Jul-Sep08
This submission relates to the third quarterly report for the period July-September 2008 for the 19 discrete Indigenous communities with the inclusion this time of the two additional welfare reform communities of Coen and Mossman Gorge. The third quarterly report provides a summary of progress to ‘close the gap’ on Indigenous disadvantage. The report also discusses progress with the Cape York We

Government Response to Koala Taskforce Report
The Premier and the Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation announced in August 2008 that there was a crisis in koala numbers in South-east Queensland (SEQ), primarily in the urban footprint of the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2005 - 2026 (SEQ Regional Plan). The Premier also announced the formation of a specialised Koala Taskforce to investigate and report on this issue

Combined marine fisheries amendments
Eleven proposals are being progressed that will amend subordinate legislation under the Fisheries Act 1994 to address ongoing or emerging fisheries management needs. The amendments will help provide for the sustainable use, conservation and enhancement of the community’s fisheries resources and fish habitats in a way that seeks to promote ecologically sustainable development. The proposed changes

Mortgagee Fire Sales
In Queensland, the power of a mortgagee to sell a property where a mortgagor is in default is set out in the Land Title Act 1994 and the Property Law Act 1974. Section 85 of the Property Law Act requires a mortgagee to take reasonable care to ensure that the property is sold at the market value. While the title of a purchaser is protected, a person affected by breach of this duty has a civil rem

Annual Consumer Price Index variation of allowances to Members of Parliament
Cabinet considered a submission from the Premier on the application of the annual CPI to allowances for Members of Parliament. Cabinet approved that allowances to Members of Parliament provided by the Members’ Entitlements Handbook not be increased by the Consumer Price Index for Brisbane from July 2008. Cabinet noted that the Premier would seek Governor in Council approval that an increase in a

Preamble to the Queensland Constitution
A preamble is a descriptive component of an Act of Parliament or other legislation, generally placed after the long title and before the enacting words and the substantive sections. It may explain the reason, purpose, object or scope of the Act and/or discuss facts or values which are relevant to the Act. Queensland’s Constitution does not currently contain a preamble. A lengthy preamble was cont

Recycling Policy for Buildings and Civil Infrastructure
The Recycling Policy for Buildings and Civil Infrastructure promotes the adoption of best practice with respect to the recycling of waste construction materials for Queensland Government construction, refurbishment and demolition projects for buildings and civil infrastructure. The Policy seeks to introduce or stimulate behavioural and cultural change with respect to the management of project wast

Resorts and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
The Bill gives effect to interim measures to address pressing equity and procedural issues as part of broader reforms to modernise the governance and development of the six resorts in Queensland governed by the Sanctuary Cove Resort Development Act 1985 (SCRA) and the Integrated Resort Development Act 1987 (IRDA). The SCRA and the IRDA have layered body corporate arrangements. Each commercial or

Right to Information Bill and Information Privacy Bill release of exposure drafts
On 10 June 2008, the Independent Review Panel (the Panel), chaired by Dr David Solomon released The Right to Information: Reviewing Queensland’s Freedom of Information Act (the Report). On 20 August 2008, the Government released its response to each of the 141 recommendations contained in the Report. In its response the Government gave a commitment to provide exposure drafts of the Right to Infor

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

Transitioning from DECKAS to universal access funding arrangements
In 2007, in response to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Reform Agenda, the Government committed to a review of the Department of Education Community Kindergarten Assistance Scheme (DECKAS). The review, undertaken by external consultants, incorporated research and analysis, thorough consultation and the development of future options. The review identified that Government inves