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Annual Land Valuations 2009
The Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Natural Resources and Water (NRW) has the power to make an annual valuation of a whole local government area (LGA) under section 37 of the Valuation of Land Act 1944 (VOLA) after considering a number of criteria. On 6 October 2008, the Chief Executive Officer approved that 17 local governments would be revalued and issued on 23 February 2009 (val

Arrangements for Judicial Officers
In January 2009, the Premier of Queensland announced the Queensland Government would tighten the guidelines for judicial entitlements Cabinet approved amended entitlements for the Chief Justice, judges and magistrates to align all appointment and transfer arrangements with those that apply to all officers of the public service and specify that the transfer arrangements only apply to compulsory tra

Qld Government endorsement of Australian Employment Covenant
Indigenous people are the most disadvantaged group in Australia. Through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) all states and territories have committed to implement strategies aimed at halving the employment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a decade. The private sector made its own commitment to support closing the indigenous employment gap by announcing the A

Govt response to Crime and Misconduct Commission report Public Duty Private Interests
On 18 December 2008, the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) issued a report on issues in pre-separation conduct and post-separation employment for the Queensland public sector. The CMC made five recommendations to amend elements of the existing policy and legislative framework so as to improve accountability in relation to pre-separation conduct and post-separation employment of public offici

Commonwealth - Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
The Commonwealth Government is in the process of implementing a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) and a voluntary carbon offsets scheme that will provide opportunities for landholders (both freehold and leasehold), with vegetation that is eligible under the rules of the schemes, to enter carbon markets and to generate revenue, offset greenhouse gas emissions, and provide environmental ben

Development Assessment Monitoring Action Plan
In Queensland the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA) established the Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS), which provides a consistent State-wide approach to manage development assessment processes, and established timeframes for each stage of assessment. However, previously there has not been a requirement to report compliance with these timeframes. There is evidence public reporting o

Far North Queensland Infrastructure Plan
The Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 (FNQ regional plan) identifies, at a strategic level, the key infrastructure elements required, or not required, for the future regional land use pattern. The Far North Queensland Infrastructure Plan 2009-2031 (FNQ infrastructure plan) builds on this strategic direction by providing details of specific infrastructure projects, planning activities an

Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031
The Far North Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 (FNQ regional plan) and associated Far North Queensland State Planning Regulatory Provisions (FNQ regulatory provisions) provide a framework for managing growth in the Far North Queensland over the next twenty years. The FNQ regional plan is prepared under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 and is the first statutory regional plan to be prepared outsi

Qld Govt Response to Renewable Energy Target
In 2007 the Commonwealth government committed to increasing the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) to 20 per cent by 2020 (with the target defined as an additional 45,000 gigawatt hours of renewable energy generation over the period 2010 to 2020). This closely aligns with the Queensland Government’s support for utilising renewable energy sources. The Commonwealth Government released a discu

Queensland Government Reconciliation Action Plan 2009-12
The 2009 Queensland Government Reconciliation Action Plan (2009 RAP) contributes to the achievement of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed national ‘Closing the Gap’ targets and national Indigenous reform agenda. The 2009 RAP provides a whole-of-Government strategic and practical approach to progressing reconciliation. The 2009 RAP focuses on 20 key Queensland Government agency ini

Quarterly Public Hospitals Report - Dec 08
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 In the December quarter 2008 there was a total of 218,908 admitted patient episodes of care, up by 12,284 or 5.9% from the same period last year. Emergency Departme

Report of Qld Chief Scientist
The fourth annual report to Cabinet from the Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Andrews, provides an overview of the current status of science in Queensland and discusses the role of research and development (R&D) in responding to the challenges outlined in the Queensland Government’s blueprint for the future, Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland. To maximise the return on the Queensland Go

Government Response to Review of the Organ and Tissue Donation Procedure Report
The Review of the Organ and Tissue Donation Procedures Select Committee (Committee) of the Queensland Parliament was convened to investigate whether presumed consent should be introduced and whether there are other options that should be considered to improve organ and tissue donation rates in Queensland. The Report of the Committee was published on 28 October 2008. It does not support Queenslan

Seafood scheme_April 2009
The Food Production (Safety) Act 2000 provides for food safety schemes to regulate the production of primary produce, to ensure primary produce is safe for human and animal consumption. Food safety schemes are already in place for meat, dairy and egg production and processing activities. The seafood scheme will implement the National Standard for Primary Production and Processing of Seafood deve

Significant Appointments February 2009
Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Minister for Education, Training and the Arts  Queensland Museum's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee Mrs Margaret Iselin Mrs Lynette Shipway Mr Dany Williams From date of appointment until 21 February 2012  Minister for Communities, Di

Underground coal gasification
Underground coal gasification (UCG) converts coal seams, through a process of combustion, into a synthetic gas that can be used for power generation, industrial heating or the production of diesel fuel and ammonia. Two UCG trial projects are in operation near Chinchilla, and a third project near Kingaroy is planned to commence in early 2009. Cabinet approved a policy requiring UCG trial projects t