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Business Names (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2011
The Australian Business Number / Business Names Registration Project is a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) initiative to reduce business regulation. In April 2007, the COAG requested the Small Business Ministerial Council, in consultation with the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs, to develop a business model for a national business names system. A business case was subsequently dev

Issues Paper - Climate Change Adaptation for Queensland public consultation
Queensland is regarded as the state most at risk from the impacts of unmitigated climate change. Where ‘mitigation’ policy focuses on minimising the risk of dangerous climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, ‘adaptation’ policy involves preparing human and natural systems for the impacts of climate change which cannot be avoided. In 2007, the Government released the ClimateSmart Adapt

Establishment of core principles to assess housing impacts
The Queensland Government has put in place stronger social impact assessment for significant resource projects. The Coordinator-General now requires proponents with resource projects subject to Environmental Impact Assessment to conduct a Social Impact Assessment and to prepare a Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP). The Coordinator-General also routinely sets conditions where needed on social i

Measures to alleviate the cost of food and improve nutrition in the Torres Strait
The relatively high cost of food (and the cost of living generally) combined with limited food choices and reduced affordability due to relatively low incomes, are major contributing factors to the incidence of chronic disease in the Torres Strait, particularly Type 2 diabetes mellitus. There is a range of interconnected supply and demand factors that adversely impact on the cost of food (and the

Family responsibilities Commission Amendment Bill 2011
The Cape York Welfare Reform (CYWR) Trial commenced in July 2008 and aims to build stronger and more resilient communities; re-establish local Indigenous authority; enable children to achieve their full potential; support engagement in the real economy; and move individuals and families from welfare housing to home ownership. The Trial operates in Aurukun, Hope Vale, Coen and Mossman Gorge with t

2011 Gas Market Review and Government Response
The first commercial production of coal seam gas (CSG) in Queensland occurred at Moura in 1996. Since then the industry has experienced remarkable growth, with considerable investment in the development of the State’s extensive CSG resources leading to the emergence of the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export industry to be based in Gladstone. Partly as a result of the emerging LNG indu

Govt response Ctte Report No 4 Growing Qlds Renewable Energy Electricity
The former Environment and Resources Committee launched an inquiry titled Growing Queensland’s Renewable Energy Electricity Sector in May 2010. In May 2011, the Committee tabled their Report No. 4 presenting the findings from the Committee’s inquiry into growing Queensland's renewable energy electricity sector. A number of the recommendations relate to Queensland’s renewable energy policies and pr

Govt response CMC report management police discipline and misconduct matters
In November 2009, the then Attorney-General requested the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) review the current police discipline process as part of the public sector-wide integrity and accountability reforms. In December 2010 the CMC report, Setting the Standard: A review of current processes for the management of police discipline and misconduct matters, was tabled in Parliament. The CMC re

Qld Government response to the Qld Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report
On 1 August 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry released its Interim Report. The Commission undertook a comprehensive review of Queensland’s disaster management arrangements and the emergency response to the floods. The Report focused on flood preparedness to enable early recommendations to be implemented before the next wet season. The Report made 175 recommendations, 104 of which a

govt Response to PAPWC report no 10
Two Auditor General reports to Parliament in 2008 (Reports No. 1 and No. 9) covered the issue of annual reporting, and the former Public Accounts Committee had agreed to further investigate the issues identified in these reports. The Public Accounts and Public Works Committee (PAPWC) resolved to continue with this inquiry and released a discussion paper in November 2009 outlining details of the i

Govt response review police discipline etc
In November 2009, the then Attorney-General requested the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) review the current police discipline process as part of the public sector-wide integrity and accountability reforms. In December 2010, the CMC tabled in Parliament its report, Setting the Standard: A review of current processes for the management of police discipline and misconduct matters. In March 2

Major Sports Facilities Amendment Bill 2011
The Major Sports Facility Act 2001 governs the use of major stadiums in Queensland including Suncorp Stadium. Condition 42 of the Suncorp Stadium Development Approval limits the number of sporting events at the stadium with crowds exceeding 25,000 to 24 per annum. There have been 20 major sporting events (that is, with crowds exceeding 25,000) at Suncorp Stadium as at August 2011. Unprecedented su

Mineral exploration in close proximity to urban areas
In recent years the resources sector in Queensland has experienced exponential growth. For example, the total area covered by granted exploration permits (EPs) in Queensland is now 21.2 per cent, compared with 2.2 per cent in 2005. A number of State Government policies have recently been introduced to minimise growing concerns about land use conflict (e.g. the Land Access Code and the Strategic

Inquiry into the Management of Rural Fire Services in Queensland
The Public Accounts and Public Works Committee (PAPWC) conducted an Inquiry into ‘Management of Rural Fire Services in Queensland’. The purpose of the PAPWC inquiry was to examine the efficiency and effectiveness of the management of rural fire services in Queensland and in particular the funding and resource allocations that are available to Rural Fire Brigades. The final report of the PAPWC wit

Facilitation of Private Railway Infrastructure
Key legislation governing railway construction and operation in Queensland was largely enacted in the era of government owned corporation (GOC) railway operations, with the state owning both land and rail infrastructure and Queensland Transport regulating Queensland Rail’s (QR’s) operations. A feature which underpins this regulatory environment is that railways were designed, built and operated

Toward Q2 2011-2012 Target Delivery Plans
Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland was released in September 2008 as the government’s vision for Queensland. It outlines five ambitions and 10 long-term measurable targets for a strong, green, smart, healthy and fair Queensland by 2020. The targets are in the areas of: Strong economy Business innovation  Carbon footprint Greenspace  Early childhood education Qualifications  Preventable dise

Update on Key Indicators for Qld Discrete Indigenous Communities
In 2008 and 2009, the Queensland Government agreed to new reporting arrangements on Indigenous service delivery and outcomes, including a series of quarterly reports in relation to the well-being of people living in discrete Aboriginal and mainland Torres Strait Islander communities. In accordance with these arrangements, nine individual Quarterly reports on key indicators in Queensland’s discre

Qld Reconstruction Authority Amendment Regulation 2011
The purpose of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Amendment Regulation 2011 is to enable the Development Scheme for the Grantham Reconstruction Area to take effect. On 8 April 2011, to support the request of the Council and to fast-track the rebuilding efforts at Grantham, Grantham was declared a Reconstruction Area by the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Regulation 2011. The declaratio

Rural and Regional Adjustment Regulation 2011
The Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994 (the Act) establishes QRAA primarily to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. Section 11 of the Act requires that all approved assistance schemes be set out in detail in regulation. The Rural and Regional Adjustment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation) is the

Tannum Sands Urban Development Area
The Urban Land Development Authority 2007 Act (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, coordinate and control the development of land in those areas. The proposed UDA in Tannum Sands falls under the regional housing diversity and resource towns hou