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Body Corporate and Community Management Bill 2009
The objective of the Bill is to amend the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 to clarify the intent of the legislation as a result of recent decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. These decisions have highlighted the potential for many pending off-the-plan contracts to be at risk of cancellation due to a strict interpretation of section 212 of the Body Corporate and Com

Building Standards for Temporary Buildings used for Accommodation Purposes
The draft code on “Temporary Accommodation Buildings and Structures” will detail the minimum standards for structural stability, safety, health, amenity and sustainability that must be incorporated in any temporary accommodation building. The Regulatory Impact Statement addresses the costs and benefits associated with the introduction the code. Cabinet noted the draft code on Temporary Accommodat

Disability Service Plan whole of government annaul progress report
Disability Service Plans (DSPs) implemented across the Queensland Government from July 2007 are a vehicle for improving the lives of one in five Queenslanders with a disability. A requirement of the Disability Services Act 2006, DSPs aim to increase the responsiveness of government services to address the needs of people with a disability. DSPs have received strong support from all government dep

Government Response to the Report of the Queensland Education Performance Review
In December 2008, the Premier commissioned Professor Geoff Masters, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Education Research, to conduct a review of primary schooling in Queensland, with a specific focus on literacy, numeracy and science. On 1 May 2008, Professor Masters presented his final report, A Shared Challenge: Improving Literacy, Numeracy and Science Learning in Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Protection Amendment Bill 2009
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is an outstanding World Heritage site contributing 63,000 jobs and nearly $6 billion annually to the State economy, mainly from tourism. Agriculture in the GBR catchment, primarily cattle grazing and cane farming, is the major source of nutrients, sediment and pesticide run off to the Reef lagoon; the primary drivers of long term decline in Reef health. In October 200

ILO convention
Cabinet’s approval was sought for Queensland Government’s agreement to Australia’s ratification of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 175, Part-Time Work (C175). The purpose of C175 is to provide protection to part-time workers so that their working conditions are the same as comparable full-time workers. The ratification of ILO conventions by Australia follows a process of consul

Infrastructure Investment (Asset Restructuring and Disposal) Bill 2009
Queensland’s fiscal position has been adversely impacted by the Global Financial Crisis, resulting in a substantial deficit. Given the present economic climate, the Queensland Government has committed to protecting jobs and continuing with a strong infrastructure program in an effort to maintain employment opportunities and to provide the basis for future growth and job creation. The Government

Liquor Regulation
The Liquor Act 1992 (Liquor Act) regulates the sale and supply of liquor in Queensland. A major review of the Liquor Act was completed as part of the 17 Point City Safety Action Plan 2005. The majority of reforms to the Liquor Act, including the introduction of an annual licence fee regime, came into effect on 1 January 2009. Liquor licence fees were comprised of a base fee for the type of li

National Early Childhood Development Reform Agenda
In December 2007, the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) agreed to a partnership between the Australian Government and States and Territories to pursue substantial reform in early childhood development, including reforms to the early childhood education and care quality system. COAG endorsed Australia’s first comprehensive set of aspirations, outcomes, progress measures and future early ch

Review of Neighbourly Relations
The Review of Neighbourly Relations (the Review) was established to gather information about the more common causes of disputes between neighbours and develop practical remedies to avoid, reduce and resolve them. The Review focused on dividing fences (Stage 1) and dangerous and intrusive trees and remedies available for resolution of disputes (Stage 2). The Review involved the distribution of di

New Direction and Projects for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
The Queensland Government will establish the Remote Indigenous Land and Infrastructure Program Office which facilitates the social and economic development in Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities by ensuring better use of existing government land and assets; sequencing all land and infrastructure development to efficiently deliver capital works; removing impediments to development associ

Northshore Hamilton and Bowen Hills Development Schemes
The submission for the Northshore Hamilton and Bowen Hills Development Schemes outlines the vision and intent for each Urban Development Area (UDA) and the outcomes of consultation undertaken by the Urban Land Development Authority during the preparation of the development schemes. The development schemes will be available online at the Urban Land Development Authority’s website. Cabinet noted

Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting (QCAR) Framework
The purpose of the QCAR framework is to increase the quality and consistency of teaching and learning. This is done by aligning the curriculum with assessment of student learning and the way student achievement is reported. The framework was developed in collaboration with the state, catholic and independent schooling sectors. Implementation of the framework and development of its key products co

Queensland Counter-Terrorism Committee Annual Report 2008
Cabinet noted the Queensland Counter-Terrorism Committee’s Annual Report 2008 which reported on activities undertaken by Queensland Government agencies to implement the Queensland Counter-Terrorism Strategy 2008-10 to strengthen counter-terrorism capabilities and arrangements. During 2008 Queensland Government agencies have continued to work closely with the Commonwealth and other states and terri

Qld Renewable Energy Plan
The Queensland Renewable Energy Plan (the Plan) is an economic and industry development strategy aimed at accelerating the growth of the renewable energy sector in Queensland. The Plan is broad in scope and includes initiatives aimed at addressing areas of market failure, driving regulatory reform, streamlining planning processes, removing non-economic barriers, and facilitating technological

Evaluation of Queensland Police Service Taser Trial
On 1 July 2007 a 12-month trial of the use of Tasers by senior officers in Metropolitan South, Metropolitan North and South Eastern Regions commenced. On 1 April 2008 the trial was expanded to include all frontline operational officers in Dutton Park Division. An evaluation of the trial was undertaken by the Queensland Police Service in consultation with the Crime and Misconduct Commission. Cabi

Quarterly reports to Indigenous communities and Family Responsibilities Commission
Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities – January – March 2009 The Reports provide individual profiles and statistical summaries for each of the discrete Aboriginal and mainland Torres Strait Islander communities. The statistical summaries relate to six key indicators for health and wellbeing namely: reported violence against people; hospital admissions d

Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009
The Bill amends the: Land Tax Act 1915 to remove the prohibition on landlords passing on land tax directly to tenants; Land Tax Act 1915 and Land Tax Regulation 1999, the Pay-roll Tax Act 1971 and the Pay-roll Tax Regulation 1999, the Duties Act 2001, the First Home Owner Grant Act 2000 and the Taxation Administration Act 2001 and the Taxation Administration Regulation 2001 to support improved re

Release of the Regulatory Impact Statement to amend the Recreation Areas Management Regulation 2007
In July 2008 the Minister released the Strategic Directions for Cooloola Paper which outlined the Government's long-term vision to protect the Cooloola coast region’s unique ecosystem while maintaining public access to one of Queensland’s most popular recreation areas. Among other things, the Strategic Directions Paper proposed an amendment to the Recreation Areas Management Regulation 2007 to cre

School Disciplinary Absence Data for 2007-2008
The disciplinary absence data was drawn from School Disciplinary Absence Collection (SDAC) System since the start of Term 4 2002. SDAC was suitable for reporting broad trends at the State and regional level. Cabinet noted the School Disciplinary Absence (SDA) data for 2007-08 by region and reason. Cabinet endorsed the release of SDA data. Attachments Summary of State School Disciplinary Absenc

South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program 2009-26
The South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program (SEQIPP) was first launched in April 2005. Updated annually, SEQIPP outlines the Government’s program of infrastructure and major projects to support the South East Queensland Regional Plan (SEQRP) 2005-2026 and represents an unprecedented, long-term commitment to capital infrastructure works in South East Queensland (SEQ). Four years into

Significant Appointments - June 2009
Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Queensland Government Public Art Fund Ministerial Advisory Committee (art+place Curatorial Panel) Mr Brian Robinson Dr Leah King-Smith 8 July 2009 until 5 December 2010  Board of the Pacific Film and Television Commission Pty

Smart Regulation Annual Report 2007-08
The Smart Regulation Annual Report 2007-08 replaces the previous annual Red Tape Reduction Stocktake report. The Annual Report expands the Stocktake report by extending the focus from red tape reduction initiatives to regulatory reform more generally, and by including benefits to community and government as well as business. The Annual Report includes details on the Queensland Government’s partic

Surrogacy - proposed Queensland model
On 23 April 2009, the Premier and Minister for the Arts made a statement in Parliament announcing that the Queensland Government would decriminalise altruistic surrogacy and would move to develop a legal framework to allow the transfer of legal parentage from the birth mother in a surrogacy arrangement to a child’s intending parents in that arrangement. The proposed Queensland Model for the decri

Sustainable Planning Bill 2009
The Integrated Planning Act 1997 (IPA) introduced a consistent and integrated planning framework for Queensland, replacing more than 30 separate statutes and 60 approval processes for development. While still considered to be best practice by national standards, IPA had not been comprehensively reviewed to ensure it continued to keep pace with the complex demands facing State and Local Government

Toward Q2 - Tomorrow's Queensland next steps
In September 2008, Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland (Q2) was released as the Government’s blueprint for the future. The policy outlines five ambitions and 10 targets for a strong, green, smart, healthy and fair Queensland by 2020. The major phase of community consultation was completed in December 2008. All ideas generated by the community have been posted on the Q2 website. A Toward Q2 Communit

Youth Violence Taskforce Report 2007
In October 2006, following the tragic death of teenager Matthew Stanley, the Queensland Government announced the formation of the Youth Violence Taskforce (Taskforce). The Taskforce was made up of Government representatives, community members and young people. Over 12 months the Youth Violence Taskforce examined ways to reduce incidents of violent behaviour involving young people with a view t