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Biosecurity Bill 2011
The Biosecurity Bill 2011 will streamline and enhance Queensland’s capacity to respond to biosecurity challenges of the future. It ensures Queensland has the flexibility to respond to evolving biosecurity risks, and is built on the strategic concept of mitigating the risk and impacts to the economy, the environment, social amenity and human health associated with biosecurity matter. The purpose

Approval of the Development Scheme for Caloundra South Urban Development Area
The Urban Land Development Authority Act 2007 provides for particular parts of Queensland to be declared as Urban Development Areas and establishes the Urban Land Development Authority to plan, carry out, promote or coordinate and control the development of land in those areas. The Urban Development Area of Caloundra South falls under the strategic sites program. The aim of this program is to f

Commonwealth Games Arrangements Bill 2011
In May 2011 the Premier lodged the Candidature File (or Bid Book) for the Gold Coast’s bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games (the Games). The announcement of the successful host city was made in November 2011 at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly at St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. The Commonwealth Games Arrangements Bill 2011 (Bill) establishes the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth

Disaster Readiness Amendment Bill 2011
On 1 August 2011, the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry released its Interim Report, which made 175 recommendations focused on flood preparedness before the next wet season. On 23 August 2011, the Premier and Minister for Reconstruction released the Queensland Government Response to the Floods Commission of Inquiry Interim Report, which supported all recommendations relevant to the State G

Queensland Govt submission - Inquiry into use of fly-in fly-out drive-in drive-out workforce practices in regional Australia
The use of ‘fly-in, fly-out’ (FIFO) and ‘drive-in, drive-out’ (DIDO) workforces associated with employment in the mining industry has recently attracted significant national attention. The Standing Committee on Regional Australia will inquire into and report on the use of FIFO/DIDO workforce practices in regional Australia (FIFO/DIDO Inquiry). The Standing Committee is seeking submissions on a br

Family Responsibilities Commission - Annual Report 2010-2011
The Family Responsibilities Commission Annual Report 2010–2011 provides information on the operation of the Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. In line with the Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008, which established the FRC, the Minister is to be provided with the FRC’s Annual Report for each year by 31 October each year and is then required to table

Review of the GST Distribution
In March 2011, the Australian Government announced a review of the distribution of GST revenue to the states. The Review is being conducted by the Hon Nick Greiner AC, the Hon John Brumby and Mr Bruce Carter (the Review Panel). The Review Panel released an Issues Paper in July 2011 outlining the scope of the Review and matters on which they are seeking comment. The Issues Paper focuses on five k

Review of the Integrity Act 2009
The Integrity Act 2009 commenced on 1 January 2010. As the Act has now been in operation for over 18 months, a review is being undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the operation of the Integrity Act, taking into account the practical experience of key stakeholders. In early 2011, the Queensland Integrity Commissioner wrote to a range of key stakeholders, including registered lobbyists, gover

Multicultural Recognition Bill 2011
The new Queensland Multicultural Policy, A multicultural future for all of us, was launched on 19 July 2011. A key theme of the new policy is Multicultural Recognition legislation. This theme was developed following the strong support for statutory recognition of multicultural principles demonstrated during the community consultations for the review of the multicultural policy. The Multicultural

Annual Progress Report on 2010-11 implementation of Positive Futures Initiative
In 2007, the Queensland Government commenced the implementation of reforms to address all recommendations from the Honourable WJ Carter QC’s report, Challenging Behaviour and Disability – A Targeted Response (the Carter Report). Implementation of the 6-year Positive Futures initiative focuses on the provision of positive behaviour support to clients through the establishment of legislative safegua

Surat Basin Rail (Long-term lease) Bill 2011
The Surat Basin Rail project proposes to construct the 210 kilometre ‘Southern Missing Link’ between Wandoan and Banana to enable the large-scale mining and export of thermal coal from the Surat Basin through the Port of Gladstone. Private sector development of the $1 billion plus railway will deliver significant benefits for Queensland including opening up the estimated four billion tonnes of th

Sustainable Planning and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
The Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 amends a range of legislation as outlined below. The Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 will be amended to enable Local Government officers to access the Queensland Motor Vehicle Registry to investigate an alleged dog attack which caused death, grievous bodily harm or bodily harm to a person or animal. The Local Governmen

2011 Commonwealth Tax Forum
In March 2011, the Commonwealth Government announced a Tax Forum would be held in October 2011. It will bring together around 180 participants to discuss priorities and directions for tax reform. The forum will involve sessions on personal tax, transfer payments, business tax, state taxes, environment and social taxes and tax system governance. The Tax Forum presents the State Government with a

Vocational Education and Training (Commonwealth Powers) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2011
In December 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to national reforms to the regulation of vocational education and training (VET) including the establishment of a national VET regulator. COAG developed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) which required signatories to refer legislative power to the Commonwealth to allow it to regulate VET. All states and territories, includi

SEQ Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation 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 enab