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2nd Closing the Gap report
In 2007, the Council of Australian Governments identified Indigenous reform as a key priority and made a commitment to closing the gap in life outcomes and opportunities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island and non-Indigenous Australians. The second ‘Queensland Closing the Gap Report 2008–09: Indicators and Initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’, provides a state-w

Agency Regulatory Simplification Plans
The Queensland Government requires agencies to develop agency regulatory simplification plans as part of the Government’s Queensland Regulatory Simplification Plan. The aim is to reduce the regulatory compliance burden to business and the administrative burden to government by $150 million per annum by the end of 2012-2013. Agency regulatory simplification plans are a way to identify opportunitie

Agricultural College Bill
The Agricultural College and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (the Bill) will broaden the range of matters that an appropriately skilled board may advise on in relation to the Australian Agricultural College Corporation. The Bill contains provisions to enhance the corporate governance provisions in relation to the Board. Cabinet approved the introduction of the Agricultural College and Other

Aust Uniform Cooperative Laws Agreement
Each state and territory legislates to give cooperatives corporate body status distinct from companies. With the exception of Western Australia, each jurisdiction’s legislation contains core consistent provisions which cover fundamental matters such as the cooperative principles, membership, and rules. In Queensland, the governing legislation is the Cooperatives Act 1997. True consistency unde

Bldg and Constr Long Service Leave Amend Reg 2009
The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority, trading as “QLeave”, was established under the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (the Act) to administer a Portable Long Service Leave Scheme (the Scheme) for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. The Scheme is entirely self-funded through a le

Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Bill 2009
In 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 report on the r

Credit (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2009
Under the Uniform Credit Laws Agreement 1993, the Governments of each state and territory agreed to establish and implement a uniform scheme regulating the provision of consumer credit. On 1 November 1996, the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (Credit Code), an appendix to the Consumer Credit (Queensland) Act 1994, commenced operation throughout Australia. Queensland holds the template legislation f

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

Draft State Planning Policy - Air Noise and Hazardous Materials
The Queensland Government is considering introducing a State Planning Policy (SPP) under the Integrated Planning Act 1997 (replaced by the Sustainable Planning Act 2009). The draft State Planning Policy (SPP): Air, Noise and Hazardous Materials would apply throughout the State of Queensland. If the draft SPP were to become a State Planning Policy, it would influence those land use planning and d

Environmental Protection and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2009
The Queensland Government Environmental Offsets Policy (QGEOP) establishes a framework for using environmental offsets in Queensland. It provides principles and guidelines for applying and developing more detailed specific-issue offsets policies for important environmental values such as vegetation and fish habitat. Under QGEOP, environmental impacts from development must first be avoided and

Expiry of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Agreement
The Justice Agreement was signed by the Queensland Government and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Board on behalf of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Queensland in 2000. The Justice Agreement has the long term aim of reducing the rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people coming into contact with the Queensland criminal justice system to at least th

Graffiti Removal Powers
In August 2008, new laws were introduced to enable authorised government and council officers to remove graffiti which is in a public place, or readily visible from a public place. Cabinet considered a report on the implementation of these graffiti removal powers. Cabinet noted a range of activities which have been undertaken to implement the graffiti removal powers including support for local gov

Indemnities and Legal Assistance
The Guideline for the Grant of Indemnities and Legal Assistance to State Employees (the Guideline) states the principles and practices for determining the grant of legal assistance and/or indemnities to State of Queensland employees in relation to civil proceedings, inquiries and investigations. The Guideline provides the general principles for when indemnities will be granted and sets an applica

Integrity and accountability bill
On 6 August 2009, the Government released the discussion paper, Integrity and Accountability in Queensland (the Discussion Paper) to prompt public discussion on topical integrity and accountability issues. An independent round table of experts was appointed to consider public submissions and provide advice to government on proposals for reform. The recommendations of the round table have been c

Government Response to LJSC Report No 71
On 23 April 2009, the Parliament of Queensland referred to the Law, Justice and Safety Committee (formerly the Legal, Constitutional and Administrative Review Committee) the task of providing options for modernising the oaths and affirmations contained within the Constitution of Queensland 2001. On 3 September 2009, the Law, Justice and Safety Committee tabled its report providing a recommendati

National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care
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 chil

Queensland Fisheries Strategy 2009-14
The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation is responsible for the management of Queensland’s aquatic habitats and resources that support commercial fishing, aquaculture and recreational fishing. Concern and growing awareness within stakeholder groups about environmental issues has dramatically increased scrutiny and pressure on fisheries management. While Queensland has an

Qld Gas Security of Supply
The Queensland Government is aware of the importance of natural gas to Queensland's ongoing energy security and is also aware of the significance of the emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to the State's future economic development. In September 2009, the Queensland Government released a consultation paper for public comment. The consultation paper set out two options: Option 1 - appl

Revised Queensland Health Indemnity Policies
Queensland Health has revised and updated its existing indemnity policies for medical practitioners and employees and other persons. All Queensland Health Human Resources policies are available to be accessed via the internet. Cabinet approved the release of the Indemnity for Queensland Health Medical Practitioners HR Policy. Cabinet approved the release of the Indemnity for Queensland Health E

Qld Timber Plantations Strategy
The Queensland Timber Plantations Strategy (QTPS) is a commitment under the Queensland Government’s 2007 ClimateSmart 2050 Strategy and the 2009 ClimateQ: Toward a Greener Queensland document. The QTSP is a whole-of-government strategy designed to articulate and deliver on the Queensland Government’s policy objective of encouraging new private investment in commercial (large scale) timber plantati

Quarterly Public Hospitals Performance Report - September 2009
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 There were 230,790 admitted patient episodes of care, a record quarter for the number of hospital admissions, and a 3.9% increase from the same quarter last year.

Radiation Safety Amendment Bill 2009
In December 2002, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a national review of the regulation, reporting and security surrounding the storage, sale and handling of hazardous materials. The review was initiated to assist counter-terrorism efforts by limiting opportunities for, and enhancing detection of, the illegal/unauthorised use of hazardous materials, including ammonium nitrat

Wide Bay Burnett Provision
The draft Wide Bay Burnett (WBB) State Planning Regulatory Provisions 2009 are based on the existing preferred urban form delineated in current Local Government planning schemes and by the settlement pattern strategy and urban footprint developed by the Department of Infrastructure and Planning for the WBB region. It is proposed that the State Planning Regulatory Provisions be used as a temporary

Regulatory Assessment System
The Queensland Government has significant commitments under the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Partnership Agreement to Deliver a Seamless National Economy, and at the state level to reform Queensland’s regulatory development processes and arrangements. The Queensland Office for Regulatory Efficiency has developed the Regulatory Assessment Statement (RAS) system to satisfy t

Response to PMB Commissions of Inquiry Amendment Bill
The Member for Surfers Paradise and Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for the Arts, Mr John-Paul Langbroek, introduced the Commissions of Inquiry (Corruption, Cronyism and Unethical Behaviour) Amendment Bill 2009 (the Bill) as a Private Member’s Bill on 29 October 2009. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill state the objective of the Bill is to amend the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1950 to e

Qld Govt Submission to Senate Inquiry into Suicide in Australia
On 10 September 2009, the Senate requested that the Community Affairs References Committee to conduct an inquiry into matters relating to the impact of suicide on the Australian community, including high risk groups such as Indigenous youth and rural communities. The Premier of Queensland was invited by the Chair of the Senate Committee to provide a written submission addressing issues relevant to

Senate FADTR Committee Inquiry - Torres Strait
In 2009, the Senate made a referral to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee for an inquiry and report on the ‘administration and management of matters relating to Australia’s northern air, sea and land approaches in the region of the Torres Strait’ (the Inquiry). Information for the Inquiry was sought primarily from those agencies which are part of the Queensland Torres Strait

Significant Appointments - November 2009
Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  Library Board of Queensland Professor Roland Sussex 5 November 2009 to 7 February 2011  Deputy Premier and Minister for Health  Mental Health Review Tribunal Dr Robert Ah-Hoon Dr Ivor Williams Ms Denise Zell Ms Louise Whit

Surrogacy Bill 2009
The Surrogacy Bill 2009 (the Bill) decriminalises altruistic surrogacy; allows parties to enter into an altruistic surrogacy arrangement where a woman agrees to conceive and carry a child for another person or another person and that person’s spouse; and provides for a court to make an order for the transfer of the parentage of the child born as a result of the surrogacy arrangement. This is ac

Sustainable Planning Reg
The purpose of the Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 (the Regulation) as subordinate legislation to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 is to provide a framework to integrate planning and development assessment so that development assessment and its effects are managed in a way that is ecologically sustainable, and for related purposes. The Regulation will support the implementation of the Sustai

Land in South East Queensland for Trail Bike Riding
An inter-departmental working group on issues relating to trail bike riding has undertaken a range of initiatives to facilitate opportunities for safe and appropriately managed trail bike riding. These included consideration of strategies used in other jurisdictions, assessments of State-owned land to determine if sites were suitable for trail bike riding, and collaboration with local government,