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Crime and Misconduct Commission and Queensland Police Service Taser Review
On 15 June 2009 the Minister for Police, Corrective Service and Emergency Services announced a review of Taser training and operational policy, to be conducted jointly by the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Queensland Police Service. Cabinet noted the review and endorsed a public release of the QPS-CMC Taser Review report and the revised QPS Taser policy once approved by the Commissioner o

Criminal Code (Medical Treatment) Amendment Bill 2009
The purpose of the Criminal Code (Medical Treatment) Amendment Bill 2009 (the “Bill”) is to ensure the Criminal Code provides an excuse from criminal responsibility, in appropriate circumstances, to a person who provides medical or surgical treatment for a patient’s benefit or who provides surgical or medical treatment affecting an unborn child for the preservation of the mother’s life or for the

Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2009
On 1 October 2008, the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) Report, The Excuse of Accident and the Defence of Provocation (the QLRC Report) was tabled in Parliament. The QLRC’s report made a number of recommendations regarding accident and provocation, but also made note of the difficulties sometimes encountered by battered spouses who kill their abusers to rely on existing defences. In this r

Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
The Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 (the Bill) amends the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 and the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992. The Bill is the product of a review of Queensland’s public protection legislation. A review report entitled “A New Public Protection Model for the Management of High Risk Sexual and Violent Offenders

Education and Training Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
The proposed Education and Training Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 makes a number of amendments to the following legislation administered by the Department of Education and Training: Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993 to provide that the ‘approved authority’ for a non-State school which applies for, and may be granted capital, is the school’s governing body, rather than requiring the Ministe

Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
The proposed Education Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 would amend legislation administered by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to provide for the following matters: Provision of Queensland Senior School qualifications overseas The intention of the proposal is to give eligible students at overseas schools the opportunity to receive Queensland senior school qualifications. Currently,

Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
The Electrical Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 (the Bill) introduces amendments to the Electrical Safety Act 2002, the Electrical Safety Regulation 2002, the Industrial Relations Act 1999 and the Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 2005. The Bill provides a Ministerial power under the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to make a recall order to compel the recall

Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009
The Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 is Queensland’s primary legislative instrument for managing water quality, and is subordinate legislation under the Environmental Protection Act 1994. The Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 delivers the object of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 in relation to Queensland waters. The Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009 (EPP (W

Gambling and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
One of the Government’s Towards Q2 commitments is to support safe and caring communities. In line with this commitment, the Government announced significant gambling reforms during 2008 to reduce the potential harm of gambling in the community. These reforms included a cap on club gaming machines to limit the proliferation of gaming machines in the state, a reallocation scheme for gaming mach

Public consultation on the proposed State Planning Policy Healthy Waters
The Queensland Government is considering introducing and updating waterway health management provisions including a draft State Planning Policy (SPP) under the Integrated Planning Act 1997. The proposed SPP would apply throughout the State of Queensland. If the draft SPP were to become a State Planning Policy it will influence those land use planning and development decisions that may individual

Qld Government submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Energy Efficiency Improvements
On 5 June 2009, the Environment and Resources Committee issued its Issues Paper No. 1 entitled “Inquiry into Energy Efficiency Improvements”. This paper provides background information about the committee and its inquiry into energy efficiency improvements. It also flags the issues that the committee would like people to comment on. Cabinet approved a whole of Government response to the Parliame

Queensland Government submission in relation to the inquiry into homelessness legislation
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth is conducting an Inquiry into the principles and service standards for new homelessness legislation. Submissions were due by Friday 14 August 2009 and will be made public. The Department of Communities has led a consultation process within government, including the Department of Justice and Attorney-General an

Jobs First Delivering Jobs for Queensland
In recognition of the impact of the global financial crisis on economic growth and employment in Queensland, the Queensland Government committed to the creation of 100,000 new jobs by March 2012. In recognising that meeting this commitment would require a joint effort by government, industry, organisations and individuals, a four point plan was developed to outline key activity by government to s

Land Tax Bill 2010
Cabinet approved the rewrite of the Land Tax Act 1915 (LTA) using plain English and contemporary drafting practices. There will be no policy changes in the rewrite. The LTA imposes land tax on the value of a taxpayer’s total landholdings at 30 June each financial year. Land values are determined by the chief executive of the Department of Environment and Resource Management under the Valuation

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Impacts Review
In August 2009, Cabinet considered a submission on the impacts of the potential coal seam gas (CSG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries. The submission provided an update on the nine (9) key policy objectives that were established by Cabinet in September 2008. These key policy objectives include: the security of domestic gas supply; electricity and domestic gas market impacts to be moni

Mooloolaba Spit Futures Plan
The Mooloolaba Spit Futures Study Master Plan (the Plan) provides a vision to guide development on the Mooloolaba Spit (the Spit) over the next 20 years having regard for the opportunities in the area and the diverse range of community inputs. The Plan includes: a number of guiding principles, contiguous with the vision, for future use and development on the Spit were prepared. A number of thes

Personal Property Securities Bill 2009
Following initiation by the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG), the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to proceed with the reform of Australian personal property securities law. An intergovernmental agreement has been signed to this effect by all Australian jurisdictions. Under the intergovernmental agreement, states and territories have agreed to refer power to the Com

Prostitution and Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2009
In October 2006, the Crime and Misconduct Commission released a report titled Regulating outcall prostitution: should legal outcall prostitution services be extended to licensed brothels and independent escort agencies? That report made 23 recommendations aimed at ensuring the legal industry’s continued viability and reducing incentives for an illegal industry. The Government has previously agreed

Queensland Government Submission to the Economic Development Committee - July 2009
August 2009 Queensland Government Submission to the Economic Development Committee Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development Cabinet approved the whole-of-government submission to the Queensland Parliament Economic Development Committee Issues Paper No. 1: Inquiry into identifying world’s best practice by governments to effectively stimulate employment opportunities in Qu

Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report - June 09
The Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report provides an overview of Queensland public hospitals including: inpatient activity, elective surgery waiting times, emergency department presentations and staffing. Hospital Activity Admitted patient episodes of care have increased by 5.3% from the same quarter last year and 2008-09 totals show an increase of 6.0% from the previous year, resulti

Significant Appointments - August 2009
Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Deputy Premier and Minister for Health  Mental Health Review Tribunal Ms Joanne Mary Collins Ms Alison Kate Christou Dr Angela Voita 3 September 2010 to 27 February 2011  Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Trade  Advisory Council to the Ener

Queensland Government response to the Smart State Council's sixth set of reports
The Smart State Council was established in 2005 as a high-level advisory body to the Queensland Government on Smart State issues and trends. The Council is chaired by the Premier and includes Ministerial representation along with a Standing Committee comprising high level representatives from industry, academia and community sectors. Since the release of Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland in Septem

Stock Route Policy Reform
Cabinet considered a suite of proposed reforms to policy governing the management and use of the stock route network in Queensland. The proposed reforms are based on recommendations developed by a panel of stock route network managers and users, with further input from the public, including conservation groups. The proposed reforms are aimed at ensuring the stock route network continues to provi

Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Road Rules) Regulation 2009
The Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 1999 (also known as the Queensland Road Rules) was made on 28 October 1999. These rules regulate the operation of vehicles on Queensland roads and road-related areas. Under the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, section 54, the regulation will expire on 1 September 2010. The regulation has been remade to provide for the continued s

Victims of Crime Assistance Bill
The Victims of Crime Assistance Bill 2009 repeals the Criminal Offence Victims Act 1995. The Bill provides for a new victims financial assistance scheme. The new scheme will focus on victim recovery by paying for, or reimbursing the costs of goods and services that the victim requires to help them recover from the physical and psychological effects of an act of violence. It aims to provide a tailo