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Coroners and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2008
The Bill implements amendments identified in an operational review of the Coroners Act which, when it came into force in 2003, established a new coronial regime focussed on finding the truth of what occurred in order to prevent deaths from similar causes happening in the future. The review was conducted by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
The proposed amendments are primarily proced
Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
The Bill will amend the Ambulance Service Act 1991 to:
give effect to recommendations from the Queensland Ambulance Service Audit Report by providing legislative support for the expanded scope of role for paramedics to provide treatment or alternative referral paths where an ambulance transport to a medical facility is not necessary (Recommendation 2.1 – dot points 2 and 3);
clearly articulate the
Environmental Protection Regulation 2008
The Environmental Protection Regulation 1998 is a mechanism for achieving the object of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, which is to protect the environment while providing for ecologically sustainable development. The 1998 Regulation was due to expire on 31 August 2008 but has been extended to allow the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 to commence on 1 January 2009.
The new Regulat
Amendments to regulated water and periods for Qld saucer scallops
The Fisheries (East Coast Trawl) Management Plan 1999 (the Plan) is subordinate legislation and complements the Fisheries Regulation 2008 in achieving the objectives of the Fisheries Act 1994. The Fisheries Act provides for the use, conservation and enhancement of the community’s fisheries resources and fish habitats in a way that seeks to promote ecologically sustainable development.
It is propo
Great Barrier Reef Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA)
The Emerald Agreement provides the current basis for arrangements between the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments concerning the management of the Great Barrier Reef and was signed on 14 June 1979.
The proposed IGA will incorporate or replace all current Emerald Agreement documents. The Ministerial Council may add, remove and amend schedules to the proposed agreement, with the exception of Sc
Guide Hearing and Assistance Dogs Bill 2008
Assistance dogs have been trained to assist people with physical, neurological or sensory disabilities to do everyday tasks. These include activities such as opening and shutting doors for a person in a wheelchair, turning light switches on and off, pressing pedestrian crossing buttons, retrieving items that have fallen on the ground and alerting people if their handler is in difficulty, for examp
Health Practitioner Regulation (Admin Arrangements) National Law Bill 2008
The Health Practitioner Regulation (Administrative Arrangements) National Law Bill 2008 (‘the Bill’) is to provide a national law, hosted by Queensland, that will facilitate the first stage development and implementation of the national registration and accreditation scheme for health practitioners (‘the national scheme’).
The Bill is consistent with, and builds on, the Intergovernmental Agreeme
Liquor Amendment Regulation (No. 3) 2008
Between 2002 and 2006, in response to Justice Fitzgerald’s Cape York Justice study, alcohol restrictions were regulated in 18 of the 19 discrete Indigenous communities.
In late 2007, it was identified that despite existing restrictions, alcohol-related harm and violence in many communities remained significantly higher than, and school attendance below, average Queensland standards. In February
Local Government Bill 2008
The Local Government Reform Program was initiated in April 2007 to build stronger local governments of a size and critical mass to be better able to deliver on their long term plans for sustainability, viability and community service obligations as needed by their respective communities.
The Local Government Act 1993, the Local Government (Community Government Areas) Act 2004 and associated regula
Community consultation on reform of low security custody in Qld
In 2006, Queensland Corrective Services conducted a review to examine the roles and functions of correctional facilities in Queensland. The review resulted in the public release of the report entitled, A Review of the Roles and Functions of Correctional Centres in Queensland – 2006-2015, which was designed to provide a guide for planning, the effective distribution of resources and the implementat
Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
The Bill contains legislative amendments to the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, the Petroleum Act 1923, the Mineral Resources Act 1989, the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999, the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999, the Electricity Act 1994 and the Energy Ombudsman Act 2006.
The amendments propose to:
amend the legislative framework to implement the Queensland
Review of the Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan 2008
The current Moreton Bay Marine Park zoning plan, which has been reviewed prior to expiry, protects 0.5 percent of the marine park in marine national parks or no take “green zones”.
A consultation draft zoning plan was released in December 2007, proposing protection of 15% of Moreton Bay in marine national park “green zones”. The EPA held six public information sessions in communities adjacent to
Crime and Misconduct Commission report on regulating outcall prostitution
In December 2004, the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) released its report on the regulation of the prostitution industry in Queensland, Regulating prostitution: an evaluation of the Prostitution Act 1999 (Qld) (the 2004 report).
The 2004 report concluded that Queensland has a safe and effective legal brothel industry, that there is no evidence of corruption or organised crime within the leg
Private Member's Bill - Carers (Recognition) Bill 2008
The Member for Burdekin, Mrs Menkens MP, introduced the Carers (Recognition) Bill 2008 as a Private Member’s Bill on 4 June 2008. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill stated that the objective of the legislation was to provide for the recognition of carers and the important contribution they make to the community.
Proposed amendments to the Bill include:
Inserting an objects clause that will recogn
Private Members Bill - Truth in Parliament Bill 2008
The Member for Southern Downs and Leader of the Opposition, Mr Lawrence Springborg MP, introduced the Bill as a Private Member’s Bill on 27 August 2008.
The Explanatory Notes to the Bill state the purpose of the Bill is to amend the Criminal Code to introduce the offence of giving false evidence to Parliament. The Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 is also to be amended to ensure that acts of cont
Q-Tropics - Tropical Expertise - innovations for Queenslands future
For the industry sectors of health, environmental management, primary industries and tropical living, the Q-Tropics – Tropical Expertise – innovations for Queensland’s future: Queensland Tropical Expertise Strategy 2008-2012 (the Q-Tropics Strategy) focuses on growing, commercialising and exporting Queensland’s tropical expertise through:
establishing northern Queensland as a global region for tro
Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Regulation (No. 2) 2008
Under the Queensland Building Services Authority Act 1991, if a company or individual carries out building work, they must hold an appropriate contractor’s licence issued under the Act.
In October 2007, the Queensland Parliament passed amendments to expand the licensing system in the Building Services Act to include the occupational licensing of fire protection workers.
The amendments to the Act
Queensland Valuations and Sales (QVAS) data
Electronic bulk data updates from QVAS including personal information (names and service addresses) are currently provided by the Department of Natural Resources and Water to seven data brokers who provide products for use by the real estate and property related industries.
The submission proposes that QVAS only provide personal details to data broker licensees who have signed up to a self funded,
Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Bill 2008
This submission proposes the introduction of a Bill which addresses issues identified during extensive reviews of Queensland’s two rental laws – the Residential Tenancies Act 1994 (Tenancies Act) and the Residential Services (Accommodation) Act 2002 (Accommodation Act). The Tenancies Act regulates accommodation such as rented houses, flats and moveable dwellings which are self-contained and where
Govt Responses to LCARC Reports Nos 64 and 66
The Legal, Constitutional and Administrative Review Committee of Parliament (LCARC) released Report No. 64 on 15 April 2008.
An interim response was tabled on 15 July 2008 (as required by section 107 of the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001), with a final response required by no later than 15 October 2008.
LCARC released Report No. 66 on 18 July 2008. A response under section 107 of the Parliame
Significant Appointments October 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 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
Water Commonwealth Powers Bill 2008
The Intergovernmental Agreement on Murray-Darling Basin Reform of July 2008 commits the Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory Governments (the Basin States) to use best endeavours to pass legislation to provide for a limited text referral of State powers to the Commonwealth. This will enable the Commonwealth, to amend its Water Act 2007 (C’th Wate
Workplace Health and Safety and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2008
In September 2007, Mr Robin Stewart-Crompton was commissioned by the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations to conduct an independent review into the current Workplace Health and Safety Enforcement Framework.
The review recommendations relating to the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 that are being progressed in this Bill are:
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