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Productivity Commission's draft report - Disability Care and Support
In 2009, the Australian Government commissioned the Productivity Commission to examine the feasibility, costs and benefits of replacing the current system of disability services with a new national long-term disability care and support scheme. The Productivity Commission released its draft report ‘Disability Care and Support’ in February 2011, and welcomed written submissions on the report. The

Domestic and Family Violence Protection Amendment Bill 2011
Domestic violence is a serious and complex issue which has significant human and economic costs. In 2009–10, the Queensland Police Service recorded 49,372 domestic and family violence occurrences, an increase of 11.5 percent on the previous year, and the courts received 22,754 applications for domestic violence orders, an increase of eight percent on the previous year. The human cost of domestic

Establishment of the Queensland Business Commissioner
The Queensland Government is committed to a competitive regulatory environment that supports Queensland business in driving innovation, productivity and economic growth for the benefit of all Queenslanders. The Queensland Government is establishing a Queensland Business Commissioner (the Commissioner) to assist Queensland businesses by identifying and making recommendations to the Government about

Fairer Water Prices for South East Queensland Amendment Bill 2011
In April 2011, the Premier and Minister for Reconstruction announced proposed amendments to the South East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 to address community concerns about the responsibility for setting water and sewerage prices in South East Queensland (SEQ). The proposal included the imposition of a price cap on customers’ water and wastewater bills and ena

Govt Response to Parl Committee Report No 5 on Grey Nomad Tourism
On 17 February 2011, the Queensland Parliamentary Economic Development Committee tabled its Report No. 5: Inquiry into developing Queensland’s rural and regional communities through grey nomad tourism. Generally, the recommendations relate to the need for better statistics and analysis of the economic impact of grey nomads; ways of leveraging grey nomads to meet skills/employment needs; and offer

Learning Earning Active Places strategy
Around 78 percent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Queensland live in cities and towns. ‘LEAP: Learning Earning Active Places—a strategy for improving access to education, employment, health and housing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders in urban and regional areas’ has been developed as part of the Government’s commitment to close the g

Structure of the new parliamentary committees
In August 2009, the Government released the Integrity and Accountability in Queensland discussion paper to promote public discussion on improving Queensland’s integrity and accountability framework. The consultation on the paper highlighted the importance of the Legislative Assembly possessing and maintaining a high standard of scrutiny over the legislative process. In response to this feedback, a

Report Independent Review Qld Police Complaints Discipline Misconduct System
In November 2009, the then Attorney-General, the Honourable Cameron Dick requested the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) to conduct an independent review of current processes for management of police discipline and misconduct matters and to deliver a report. In December 2010, the CMC tabled its report in Parliament, Setting the Standard: A review of current processes for the management of poli

Queensland Energy Management Plan
A key challenge for the Queensland Government is to reduce the growth rate of both the consumption of electricity and peak demand. Demand management, energy efficiency and energy conservation represents the most cost-effective methods to achieve this. The Queensland Energy Management Plan (QEMP) outlines a coordinated program of work to reduce the growth rate of electricity consumption in Queensl

Queensland Strategy for Reducing Homelessness
The Queensland Strategy for Reducing Homelessness sets out the Queensland Government’s vision and priorities for reducing homelessness and continued progress towards realignment, improvement and innovation in the service system to address homelessness. Homelessness in Queensland affects around 26,000 people on any given night. Young people aged 12 to 25 years old and Indigenous people are parti

Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme
The Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme has exceeded expectations and achieved its policy objectives to make solar photovoltaic (PV) systems more affordable for Queenslanders, stimulate the solar industry and drive energy efficiency outcomes. In July 2008, the Queensland Government established the Scheme with the aim to: make solar power more affordable for Queenslanders; stimulate the solar power indus

Significant Appointments - May 2011
Cabinet considered and supported the following significant appointments. Name of Body Names of Appointees Term of Appointment  Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services  Commissioner for Police Service Reviews Mrs Dina Browne From 15 May 2011 to 14 May 2014  Minister for Energy and Water Utilities  Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland Mr Forbes Smith From 4

Surat Basin Future Directions Statement Final Report
In March 2010 the Surat Basin Future Directions Statement was launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Economies in Dalby. With the release of the Statement, the Queensland Government committed to work with local government, industry and the local community to deliver a series of headline initiatives to manage future growth in the region. The vast majority of this work has been

Surat Basin Regional Planning Framework
The Surat Basin Regional Planning Framework is a non-statutory planning instrument that will be used to inform the review and preparation of existing and future statutory regional plans and planning policy within the Surat Basin. It will also be used in the assessment of Local Government planning schemes, provide advice on community plans, and inform State agency assessment of Environmental Impac

Sustainable Planning Amendment Bill 2011
Amendments to the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 will facilitate the introduction of an adopted infrastructure charging regime across Queensland. The introduction of an adopted infrastructure charging regime for a three year period, while further infrastructure charging reform is underway, is a key recommendation of the Infrastructure Charges Taskforce. The amendments to Sustainable Planning Act

Weapons Amendment Bill 2011
In 2006, the then Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Sport announced a review of the Weapons Act 1990 and subordinate legislation and established the Weapons Review Committee that considered submissions from the public, the weapons industry and the Queensland Police Service. The Committee identified over 440 proposals for legislative change to the Act, the Weapons Categories Regulation 1

Work Health and Safety and Safety in Recreational Water Bills 2011
The harmonisation of work health and safety (WHS) laws is part of the Council of Australian Governments’ National Reform Agenda aimed at reducing the regulatory burden and creating a seamless national economy. The objects of harmonising WHS laws through a model framework are to protect the health and safety of workers, improve safety outcomes, reduce compliance costs for business, and improve eff