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Combined Bunk Bed Safety RIS and Draft Public Benefit Test
The issue of bunk bed safety gained prominence in 2008, following an inquest that year into the death of a child in 2002. The child died as a result of head injuries sustained when she fell from an upper bunk in a holiday rental unit. The parents of the child raised issues with the Queensland Ombudsman about the coverage of safety regulations for bunk beds. As a result the Ombudsman recommended,

Review of Community Futures Task Force Model
The Community Futures Task Force (CFTF), established to address the impacts of the Government’s 2006 announcement of the Traveston Crossing and Wyaralong Dams, provides an unprecedented model of Government community engagement for Government sponsored infrastructure projects. To ensure that key learnings from the CFTF model remain after this date, the CFTF Unit engaged the University of Queensland

Government Response to Coronial Recommendations - 2008
In December 2006 the Queensland Ombudsman tabled the report ‘The Coronial Recommendations Project: An investigation into the administrative practice of Queensland public sector agencies in assisting coronial inquiries and responding to coronial recommendations’. The Ombudsman stated that ‘the effectiveness of the coronial system is reduced by the fact that public sector agencies to which coronial

Fitzgibbon Development Scheme
The submission for the Fitzgibbon Development Scheme outlines the vision and intent for the Urban Development Area (UDA) and the outcomes of consultation undertaken by the Urban Land Development Authority during the preparation of the development scheme. Cabinet noted the Minister for Infrastructure and Planning will recommend approval of the development scheme for the Fitzgibbon UDA to the Gove

Implementation of the Independent Review of Hendra Virus Cases
Hendra virus is a potentially fatal virus transmitted from bats to horses and rarely to humans; since its discovery in 1994, there have been 41 cases of Hendra virus reported in horses and six cases in humans, three of which have been fatal. Following two incidents of Hendra virus at Redlands and Proserpine in July and August 2008 respectively, the then Minister for Primary Industries and Fisherie

Implementation Plan 2009-13 and Impact Evaluation Report on Homelessness report
The Australian Government’s White Paper: The Road Home: A National Approach to Reducing Homelessness sets an ambitious agenda to halve overall homelessness and offer accommodation to all rough sleepers who need it by 2020. As agreed at the November 2008 Council of Australian Governments meeting, the Australian Government will contribute $99.39 million over four years from 2009–10 to reduce homele

Response to Private Member's Bill - Juvenile Justice (Sentencing Principles) Amendment Bill 2009
The member for Southern Downs, Mr Lawrence Springborg MP, introduced the Juvenile Justice (Sentencing Principles) Amendment Bill 2009 as a Private Member’s Bill on 3 June 2009. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill state the purpose of the Bill is to amend the Juvenile Justice Act 1992 to remove reference to detention as a last resort. Cabinet considered that the removal of the principle of detenti

Logan Beenleigh Young Persons Project
The Logan-Beenleigh Young Persons Project is part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to tackling social exclusion. It is based on evidence that there are pockets of entrenched disadvantage in Queensland where, despite increasing government investment, the demand for intensive and costly interventions rise. An integrated service delivery model was developed, which provides an opportunity for

Requirement for pool filtration systems to be demand response active
In Queensland, peak electricity demand is a key driver of electricity infrastructure expenditure. Approximately 11 per cent of distribution network capacity is built to meet a level of demand which only occurs approximately one per cent of the time. For example, in south-east Queensland, approximately $700 million worth of assets are used only three days per year. One of the most effective ways to

Queensland Coastal Plan
A review of the State Coastal Management Plan (2002) was completed in May 2009 in accordance with the requirements of the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 (Coastal Act). The review of the 2002 plan and associated legislative framework for coastal protection and management found that significant revision of the State Coastal Management Plan was required. The findings of the review are s

Government Response to the Review of the civil and criminal justice system in Qld Report
On 28 July 2008, a review of the civil and criminal justice system in Queensland was launched by the Queensland Government. Former Senior Judge Administrator, the Honourable Martin Moynihan AO QC, was appointed to conduct the review and report on the working of Queensland courts in the civil and criminal jurisdictions with a view to making more effective use of public resources. The Terms of Ref

National Regulation Impact Statement for proposed Electrical Equipment Safety System
The Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) is the peak body of electrical safety regulators in Australia and New Zealand and acts to ensure electrical safety regulatory systems are contemporary and harmonised wherever possible. A number of emerging challenges and inconsistencies with the current electrical equipment safety systems across Australia led ERAC to commission a comprehensive a

South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-31
The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2005-2026 (2005 SEQ Regional Plan) was released in June 2005. It sets out the Queensland Government’s strategy for managing rapid growth and development in South East Queensland. The State Government accelerated the review of the 2005 SEQ Regional Plan in order to more effectively address current regional issues. The Government commenced the review in May

Significant Appointments July 2009
Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development  Queensland Competition Authority Mr Brian Parmenter Mr Mark Christensen Professor Justin Malbon 9 August 2009 to 8 August 2010  State Public Sector Superannuation Scheme Board of Trustees (QSuper Bo

Strategic Response to the State Penalties Enforcement Registry outstanding fine pool
The State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) has been responsible for collecting unpaid fines in Queensland since 2000. It provides debtors with a wide range of flexible payment options to facilitate compliance by debtors. SPER recovers court ordered fines, which are paid into consolidated revenue, and court ordered restitution or compensation which is paid to victims of crime. The effective e

Mandatory Unit Pricing of Grocery Products
In September 2008, the Queensland Government approved and released draft law proposing unit pricing of grocery products in supermarkets. In March 2009, the Australian Government released a draft mandatory national code for unit pricing of grocery products. The national code - the Retail Grocery Industry (Unit Pricing) Code of Conduct, commenced on 1 July 2009 and requires industry compliance acr