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COAG Review Hazardous Materials Chemicals of security concern
In the aftermath of the October 2002 terrorist bombing in Bali, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) commissioned a national review of the regulation, reporting and security surrounding the storage, sale and handling of hazardous materials hazardous materials in late 2002.
The fourth and final component of the national review focussed on chemicals of security concern and examined the threa
Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)
Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) includes all care and education arrangements for children under compulsory school age and includes playgroups, child care centres, kindergartens and family day care schemes. A reform agenda that targets access, affordability and quality of ECEC is an effective pathway to improved productivity, participation and social inclusion.
The Queensland Government
Quarterly report key indicators Qld discrete Indigenous communities Jun08
The first quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities for January – March 2008 was tabled by the Premier in Parliament on 6 June 2008. The second quarterly report for the period April to June 2008 provides a summary of progress to ‘close the gap’ on Indigenous disadvantage and improve the quality of life for Indigenous Queenslanders living in discrete Aborig
Police Powers and Responsibilities (Gold Coast Nikon Indy 300) Regulation 2008
The 2008 Indy 300 will be held from 23 to 26 October 2008 on the Gold Coast. The policing commitment for the event will commence on Sunday, 19 October 2008 and conclude on Monday, 27 October 2008.
The Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 contains a legislative scheme which enables the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to be provided with special powers to address safety and security issues
Issues Paper for the Review of the Qld Govt climate change strategy
The Queensland Government is reviewing, updating and consolidating its ClimateSmart 2050: Queensland climate change strategy 2007 - a low carbon future (ClimateSmart 2050) and Queensland’s ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12: An action plan for managing the impacts of climate change (ClimateSmart Adaptation 2007-12).
The Issues Paper includes questions which will focus community and stakeholder feedba
Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Premier in Western Queensland is responsible for the administration of approximately 190 Acts. Periodically, these Acts are examined to identify minor amendments which can be made to ensure that the Acts continue to operate in the manner intended.
The Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 includes such minor ame
Mater Public Health Bill 2008
Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane Ltd (the Mater) currently operates three public hospitals and three private hospitals at the Mater’s South Brisbane campus. Queensland Health provides funding to the Mater for the delivery of health services to public patients (public patient services) by the Mater public hospitals. Since 2002, the funding has been governed by a 20 year agreement and
State recurrent grant to non-state schools
The State Government provides annual recurrent funding to state and non-state schools in Queensland. The current model for allocating funds to non-state schools does not appropriately reflect the higher costs that are incurred by those non-state schools that deliver quality education to cohorts with more complex educational needs (e.g. geographically isolated; Indigenous students, students with di
Oil vulnerability mitigation strategy and action plan update
In February 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency commissioned preparation of a background report to inform the development of an oil vulnerability mitigation strategy and action plan (the Oil Strategy) on the challenges and opportunities for Queensland in relation to increased oil prices and possible supply shocks. The interim report is entitled Oil Vulnerability Mitigation Strategy/Action P
Prisoner Employment Policy and Action Plan 2008-2011
In November 2006, the Innovative Prison Industries Project was established by Queensland Corrective Services to carry out a review of its existing prison industries program.
The Prisoner Employment Policy and Action Plan 2008-2011 was developed as part of the Innovative Prison Industries Project.
The Prisoner Employment Policy outlines how Queensland Corrective Services will adhere to Natio
The Queensland Compact
In Queensland the total funding expended on service provision, through non-government organisations, across all service types, increased from $660 million in 2003-2004 to $924 million in 2007-2008 (not including capital grants). Many organisations receive funding from multiple government agencies.
Compacts are non-legally binding, future-focussed agreements which commit participating organisatio
Queensland Drug Strategy 2006-2010
The goal of the Queensland Drug Strategy 2006-2010, Queensland’s whole-of-Government policy for addressing drug issues, is to improve health, social and economic outcomes by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drugs in Queensland.
The Strategy outlines and assists with the coordination of Queensland Government programs and initiatives, a
Qld Govt response to report of Qld 2020 Ideas to Action forum
Following the national Australia 2020 Summit in April, the Premier hosted a discussion of Queensland summit delegates on 15 May 2008. The aim of the forum was to identify which ideas from the national summit could be adopted in Queensland to meet our strategic challenges.
The report of the forum listed some 72 ideas for review, of which:
40 are already being implemented as Government policy;
Qld Govt response - Aust Govt Carbon Pollution Reduction Green Paper
On 16 July 2008, the Australian Government released its Green Paper canvassing its preferred positions for the design of an emissions trading scheme.
The Green Paper outlines the Australian Government’s preferred Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme design features.
The proposed Queensland Government response is generally supportive of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme as described in the Gre
Review of the Criminal and Civil Justice System in Queensland - Terms of Reference
Criminal offences are divided into two main classes: indictable offences, which are more serious crimes, and summary offences of a more minor nature.
An indictable offence is ordinarily prosecuted before a judge and jury. In some circumstances, offences declared to be indictable may be dealt with summarily in a Magistrates Court, generally at the election of the accused.
Former Senior Judge Ad
Significant Appointments September 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
Queensland Community Housing Standards and Accreditation Council
Ms Wynn Hopkins, Chairperson
Ms Jennifer Clark
Ms Toni Malamoo
Ms Rebecca Fitzgerald
Ms Kate Cowmeadow
Ms Elvene Whitbr
Toward Q2 - Tomorrows Queensland
This submission seeks Cabinet approval of 10 strategic targets and the public release of Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland as the primary vehicle for communicating the targets and facilitating public consultation on what the Queensland Government, local and Australian governments, industry and community can do to achieve them.
Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland is designed to:
communicate to communit
Status of the Tramp Ant Programs in Queensland
Queensland is currently implementing three eradication programs for tramp ants. These are for the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), the electric ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) and the yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes).
The National Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) Program commenced in 2001 with operations completed on approximately 60 000 hectares. In 2007-08, RIFA were detected on on
Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008
The Transport Legislation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 amends several acts. The more significant amendments are outlined below.
The Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 is to be amended to enforce temporary restrictions on the use of state-controlled roads to prevent damage by vehicular traffic; provide for registered interests over commercial corridor land sites to survive the land bec
Transport Legislation (Dangerous Goods) Amendment Bill 2008
Dangerous goods are substances or articles which due to their physical, chemical and toxicological properties, may present an acute risk to life, health, property and the environment, especially when being transported. They may be corrosive, flammable, explosive, toxic, radioactive, harmful to the environment, oxidizing or react adversely when brought into contact with other substances.
Unit Pricing Fair Trading Regulation
Unit pricing enables consumers to make comparisons across the range and assess value for money. It provides the price per standard unit of measure on shelf labels irrespective of brand or package size, in addition to the total price of the product.
Consultation has been undertaken on a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) on the introduction of a mandatory scheme. The proposal will not capture smal
Management of associated water produced from coal seam gas production
Coal seam gas (CSG) production is booming in Queensland. Significant quantities of water are produced in CSG production - in 2007, 12.5 gigalitres (GL) were produced in Queensland. The production of gas for domestic consumption in the Surat Basin will produce an estimated annual average of 25GL of CSG water for the next 25 years, with the additional water equivalent to between one-third and three-