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2009 Victorian Bushfires update
On 31 July 2010 the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission (VBRC) handed down its Final Report (Final Report). The Report makes 67 recommendations in the areas of Bushfire Safety Policy; Emergency and Incident Management; Fireground Response; Electricity caused fires; Deliberately lit fires; Planning and Building; Land and fuel management; Organisational Structure; Research and evaluation, monitorin

Aboriginal Land and Torres Strait Islander Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
The Aboriginal Land and Torres Strait Islander Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (Bill) amends the Aboriginal Land Act 1991, the Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991, the Local Government (Aboriginal Lands) Act 1978, the Nature Conservation Act 1992, the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 and the Petroleum Act 1923. Proposed amendments in relation to the Aboriginal Lan

Andergrove and Clinton Development Schemes
The Urban Land Development Authority 2007 (ULDA Act) provides for particular parts of Queensland to be declared as Urban Development Areas (UDAs) and establishes the Urban Land Development Authority (ULDA) to plan, carry out, promote or coordinate and control the development of land in those areas. The two proposed UDAs of Andergrove and Clinton fall under the regional housing diversity program.

Consultation Paper on Associations Incorporations Act
The Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (the Act) provides a framework for the incorporation and governance of not-for-profit associations which make an important contribution to the community and to Queensland’s economy. The Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 (the Regulation) prescribes matters in relation to record-keeping and accounting requirements, and contains a set of model rules

Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill
The primary objectives of the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 are to: amend the excuse of accident (section 23(1)(b), Criminal Code) to omit the term ‘accident’ and substitute the term with a phrase which better reflects the ‘reasonably foreseeable consequence’ test; recast the partial defence of provocation (section 304, Criminal Code) to address its bias and flaws, as r

Draft SPP Protecting Wetlands of High Ecological Significance in Great Barrier Reef Catchments
The draft State Planning Policy: Protection Wetlands of High Ecological Significance in Great Barrier Reef Catchments (SPP) seeks to ensure that development in or adjacent to wetlands of high ecological significance in Great Barrier Reef catchments is planned, designed, constructed and operated to prevent the loss or degradation of wetlands and their values; or enhances these values, in particular

Draft Whitsunday Hinterland and Mackay Regional Plans and SPP provisions
In March 2010, the State Government announced the preparation of a statutory regional plan for the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region (also called the Whitsunday, Hinterland and Mackay region) and associated Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday State Planning Regulatory Provisions. The statutory draft Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday Regional Plan will be an essential mechanism for managing change, shaping a

Draft Yeerongpilly Transit Oriented Development State Planning Regulatory Provision
1. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) has been a primary land-use planning strategy of successive South East Queensland (SEQ) regional plans including the most recent South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009 - 2031. 2. TOD is characterised by rapid and frequent transit services, high accessibility to the station, mixed-uses, good quality public spaces, pedestrian and cyclist-friendly streets, medi

Environmental Protection Amendment Bill 2010
The Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 amends a range of legislation administered by the Department of Environment and Resource Management. This Bill introduces amendments that are consistent with the whole-of-government Regulatory Simplification Plan including amendments to the: Environmental Protection Act 1994 which will ensure industry does not pay fees for a r

Govt Response to CMC Recommendations 2009-2010
In the Response to Integrity and Accountability in Queensland, the Government committed to releasing a public report in response to the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) recommendations. The Government’s intended actions for recommendations made by the CMC from 2009-2010 have been undertaken. The report covers the following CMC reports: Queensland Police Service – CMC Review of Taser Policy,

Government Response to Report No. 5 of the Public Accounts and Public Works Committee
On 2 September 2010, the Public Accounts and Public Works Committee tabled its Report No. 5 entitled Inquiry into an Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Performance Management Systems (PMS) audit mandate. The report details the Committee’s findings during its inquiry into the value and effectiveness of the Queensland Audit Office’s PMS audit mandate, and includes consideration of the findings o

Annual Highlight Report for Discrete Indigenous Communities
The first Quarterly report on key indicators in Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities for the period January – March 2008 was tabled by the Premier in Parliament on 6 June 2008. Nine Quarterly Reports on key indicators in Queensland’s discrete Indigenous communities (Quarterly Reports) have since been released. The first Annual Highlights Report for Queensland’s Discrete Indigenous Commun

Personal Watercraft Safety Consultation Paper
In March 2010 Coroner John Hutton, Southport Magistrates Court, delivered his findings into the death of a hire and drive personal watercraft rider on 29 April 2008. Coroner Hutton concluded the rider’s inexperience in personal water craft operations was the primary cause of the incident. In his findings, Coroner Hutton made four marine safety recommendations relating to: Licensing of hire an

Review of Iconic Places Act 2008
The Iconic Queensland Places Act 2008 requires the Minister to conduct a review of the operation and effectiveness of the Iconic Queensland Places Act 2008 within three years of the Iconic Queensland Places Act commencement. A review of the Iconic Queensland Places Act commenced in March 2010. The review considered the effectiveness of mechanisms and processes provided for the protection of icon

Implementation of Govt Response to Brokering Balance Public Interest Map for Govt Bodies
The Government Response to Brokering Balance: A Public Interest Map for Queensland Government Boards, Committees and Statutory Authorities approved that the Public Interest Map be the public sector governance model for improving the relevance, economy, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability for non-departmental Government bodies in Queensland. The Public Interest Map (PIM) policy consists of

Public Release of Land Sales Act 1984 discussion paper
The Land Sales Act 1984 regulates the sale of unregistered flat land (‘proposed allotments’) and land sold off the plan forming part of a community titles scheme (‘proposed lots’) (e.g. building units). In accordance with the Queensland Government’s obligations under the National Competition Policy agreed to in 1995 by the Council of Australian Governments, the Act was reviewed in 2001. A public

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Blueprint
The first “Blueprint for Queensland’s LNG Industry” was released in September 2009. This Blueprint provided a framework for developing an LNG industry in Queensland. The new LNG Blueprint informs the community and industry of progressive Government initiatives to achieve a sustainable LNG Industry and a balance between the new LNG industry and the continuation of the agricultural industry. The

Maritime Labour Convention 2006
1. The submission sought Cabinet approval for the Queensland Government’s agreement to Australia’s ratification of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 (No. 186). 2. The MLC is designed to provide minimum requirements for seafarers to work on ships and contains provisions on conditions of employment, hours of work and rest, accommodation, recreational facil

Mines and Energy Amendment (No.2) Bill 2010
The Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment (No. 2) 2010 (the Bill) amends the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act) to enable the specification and enforcement of nation-wide introduction of minimum energy performance standards for gas appliances. The Bill also includes various amendments to the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and Coal Mining Safety and Healt

Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Bill
In May 2007, the Review of the Neighbourly Relations was launched. A discussion paper and online survey were released on the Dividing Fences Act 1953. The overwhelming community response was that the current Act needs to be modernised in language and many sections clarified (e.g. pool fences, retaining walls, meaning of sufficient fence, and destruction or alteration of a fence by a neighbour).

Government Response to the Report on Police Pursuits
On 1 January 2008, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) introduced a revised Safe Driving Policy incorporating a more restrictive approach to commencing or continuing police pursuits. The policy was developed after a trial of the implementation of recommendations contained in the Crime and Misconduct Commission’s report, Police Pursuits: A law enforcement and public safety issue for Queensland (200

Property Agents, Motor Dealers, Commercial Agents and other Bills
The Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 (PAMD Act) provides for the licensing and regulation of real estate agents, resident letting agents, pastoral houses, property developers, motor dealers, auctioneers and commercial agents. The Property Agents Bill 2010, the Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Bill 2010, the Commercial Agents Bill 2010 and the Agents Financial Administration Bill 2

Queensland Chief Scientist Annual Report 2010
The Queensland Chief Scientist Annual Report 2010 is the final report provided by Professor Peter Andrews as Queensland Chief Scientist. The Report outlines the effectiveness of the Government’s investment in research and development (R&D) to date and makes three recommendations with regard to the future: Make balanced investments in R&D infrastructure. Make focussed investments in R&D projects li

Qld Waste Reduction and Recycling Strategy 2010-2020
Queensland’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Strategy 2010-2020 (the Strategy) provides a long-term strategic direction for waste management and resource recovery over the next 10 years. The goals of the Strategy are to: reduce waste; optimise recovery and recycling; and develop sustainable waste industries and sustainable jobs. To achieve the goals, the Strategy is supported by five key elements

Response to CMC Review of off-road motorcycling
The Crime and Misconduct Commission's report Sound Advice: A review of the effectiveness of police powers in reducing excessive noise from off-road motorbikes (the CMC Report) was tabled in Parliament in April 2010. This report presented Government with recommendations from the CMC review of off-road motorcycle noise provisions within the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (PPRA). The CMC

Govt Response to Report No 109 of Integrity, Ethics and Parl Privileges Ctte
On 2 September 2010, the Integrity, Ethics and Parliamentary Privileges Committee tabled Report No.109 titled Mid-Term Review: Registration of Interests. This Parliamentary Committee is responsible for examining the arrangements for the compiling, keeping and inspection of the Register of Members’ Interests and Register of Related Persons’ Interests. The Committee made seven recommendations to mai

Govt Response to Scrutiny of Leg Report No 42
19 August 2010, the Scrutiny of Legislation Committee tabled its Report No. 42 entitled Review of Part 7 of the Statutory Instruments Act. The report reviewed the practical operation of the expiry and periodic review requirements in part 7 of the Statutory Instruments Act 1992 and related matters, including administrative policies and practices, explanatory notes, regulatory impact analysis and

Drink driving reforms and road toll update
Queensland’s anti drink-driving effort currently involves a range of measures that include random breath testing, legal alcohol limits, licensing penalties and fines, vehicle impoundment, education and advertising campaigns, offender education programs and designated driver programs. While these appear to be widely known and accepted by the community, the high proportion of drink driving related

Significant Appointments - November 2010
Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Premier and Minister for the Arts  art+place Curatorial Panel Professor Virginia Lee (chair) Mr Andrew Prowse (deputy chair) Mr Vernon Ah Kee Ms Suhanya Raffel Mr Kevin O’Brien Ms Virginia Rigney Mr Michael Papageorgiou 6 December 2010 to 5 December 2014 6 D

Women on Boards - Progress and Future Directions
The Women on Boards strategy (the Strategy) establishes that where possible 50 per cent of new appointees to Queensland Government bodies should be women. The Strategy aims to increase the number of female new appointees to Government boards. Key components of the Strategy are: active recruitment of women with skills that match board requirements; increased Ministerial and Executive leadership;