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Adoption Legislation
Cabinet considered a policy paper about reforming adoption laws. The policy paper covers the following matters: the consents required for a child's adoption to proceed how a birth parent's consent to a child's adoption is provided provisions for open adoption, where birth parents and adoptive parents agree eligibility criteria for prospective adoptive parents the operation of the adoption exp

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.

Overview of CMC report Policing Public Order- review of public nuisance offence
The Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) report, tabled in Parliament on 23 May 2008, makes five recommendations in response to two questions: “What was the impact of the introduction of the new public nuisance offence?” and “Are Queensland’s public nuisance offences being used properly, fairly and effectively?”. In general the CMC found that historical trends continued after the introduction o

Combined Fisheries Management Regulatory Impact Statement and draft Public Benefit Test
Cabinet considered a submission regarding the release of the Combined Fisheries Management Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) and draft Public Benefit Test (DPBT) containing a number of proposed amendments to subordinate legislation governing the management of Queensland’s Fisheries under the Fisheries Act 1994. The proposals contained in the RIS and DPBT are as follows: Significant changes to

Garnaut Review releases draft report on Climate Change
Cabinet considered a submission from the Premier regarding the draft Garnaut report on Climate Change. Cabinet noted the update on the public release of Professor Garnaut’s draft report and that Professor Garnaut had indicated that he did not intend to conduct a public submission process on this draft report in the lead up to the release of the Final Report on 30 September 2008. Attachments Nil.

Appointment of the Governor of Queensland
Cabinet considered a submission from the Premier regarding the appointment of the Governor of Queensland. Cabinet noted that Her Majesty the Queen had accepted the resignation of Her Excellency the Governor, Quentin Bryce AC on and from 29 July 2008. Cabinet noted that Penelope Anne Wensley AO would be appointed as the 25th Governor of Queensland on and from 29 July 2008. Attachments Nil

Government Office Accommodation Decentralisation Strategy
Decentralisation is an opportunity for benefits including cost reductions, stimulation of urban and economic growth, reductions in traffic congestion and carbon emissions, workforce attraction and retention, and greater capability for disaster recovery. A decentralisation initiative is proposed to be undertaken through a managed release of approximately 85,000m2 from the Brisbane Central Business

Indigenous Wages and Savings Reparations Scheme
In March 2008, the Government announced a second round of payments to eligible Indigenous claimants in the Indigenous Wages and Savings Reparations Scheme (IWSR) process. About $19.5 million has already been paid to 5553 eligible claimants as part of the first reparation payment, and a second payment to those already found eligible is now underway, with priority given to elderly or seriously ill

Neighbourly Relations Review
The aim of the Review of Neighbourly Relations is to find more efficient ways of assisting neighbours to resolve their disputes. This might be through improving processes for the resolution of common neighbourhood disputes, better access to information and ensuring a more efficient alignment of the roles of relevant agencies. The Review examines the common causes of disputes between neighbours su

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health
At the Premier’s request, paediatrician Dr Richard Heazlewood and Dr Lara Weiland, a Cape York General Practitioner, addressed Cabinet regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child health. Drs Heazlewood and Weiland also presented Cabinet with a copy of their paper on Indigenous disadvantage in Cape York entitled “Fight for Life”, which had been submitted to the Senate Select Committee on

Queensland Skills Plan 2008 and Positive Dreaming, Solid Futures
Through consultations with industry, students, schools, training providers and communities, the Department of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA) and the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations (DEIR) updated the Queensland Skills Plan to ensure that the State retains a comprehensive response to the labour market. In response to Action 19 of the Queensland Skills Plan, DETA and DEI

Achievements Qld Police and Dept Emergency Services Vehicle Fleet Emissions
Cabinet considered a submission regarding the initiatives and achievements by the Queensland Police Service and the Department of Emergency Services to reduce vehicle fleet emissions. The Action Plan 2007-2010 applies to all vehicles leased from, or procured by, QFleet. Under the Plan, QFleet aims to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by 15 percent by 2011, 25 percent by 2012, and 50 percent by 2017,

Recording of Evidence Regulation 2008
The Recording of Evidence Regulation 1992 (the Regulation) is due to expire and be repealed on 31 August 2008. The Recording of Evidence Act 1962 (the Act) allows the recording of legal proceedings in or before any court, justices, tribunal or judicial person, and for the subsequent transcription of a record. The Regulation prescribes various matters for the Act. The recording of evidence and

Regulation of Exhibited Animals
The current regulation of exhibited animals in Zoological Parks and Aquaria crosses over several acts of Parliament, including the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 and Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, administered by the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, and the Nature Conservation Act 1992, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency. The main r

Govt Response to Qld Fire and Rescue Service Efficiency Review June 2008
In June 2008, the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Efficiency Review was developed in conjunction with Queensland Treasury. The scope of the Review encompassed an analysis of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) business model, a workforce analysis, and a financial analysis. Six efficiencies for redirection to frontline services were proposed, including: Efficiency one: Road Crash Rescu

Response to Coroner Recommendation into Police Shooting Deaths
In March 2008, the State Coroner handed down his findings from the inquest into four police shooting deaths. The deceased all had a history of mental illness, the symptoms of which brought them into contact with police, and were shot and killed in separate incidents between 2003 and 2006. The Coroner found that each of the four deaths was legally justifiable and the police acted in a reasonable

Review of Section 61(5) of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986
In 2002, commercial production of industrial hemp was made possible by amendments to insert Part 5B into the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 (the Act). Industry participants must apply for a licence to research and/or grow industrial hemp. As part of the licensing process, the Queensland Police Service performs a criminal history check to assist in establishing the bona fides of licence applicants. Secti

Revocation of certain areas of the Protected Area Estate
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the largest day-to-day land manager in Queensland, with over 1,000 protected areas and State forests covering more than 11 million hectares under its control. The areas that are the subject of this submission are currently being used, or are proposed to be used, for purposes that are inconsistent with the management principles set out in the Nature Con

Significant Appointments July 2008
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

Sustainable Resource Communities
Rapid expansion of the mining industry in the Bowen Basin and associated population growth has had significant impact on local communities in the area as well as the coastal communities of Mackay, Rockhampton and Gladstone. Key issues emerging from this rapid growth include the need for better communication and coordination between local governments and the State Government and pressure on commun

Remake of the Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Regulation 1995
The Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Regulation 1995 (the Regulation) commenced on 9 November 1995. Part 7 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992 provides that all subordinate legislation expires 10 years after its making unless otherwise exempted. The Regulation was scheduled for automatic expiry on 1 September 2006. An exemption expiry was approved to allow time for thorough consultation

Review of Workplace Health and Safety Enforcement Framework
Cabinet considered a submission regarding the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Enforcement Framework. In 2007, the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations (DEIR) commissioned an independent review into the WHS Enforcement Framework. The independent review was supported by a tripartite reference group comprising selected members from both the Electrical Safety and WHS Boards, unions, emp