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Your search for documents released in 2013-Jun returned 35 record/s.
Small Scale alluvial mining
The Government’s Six Month Action Plan January-June 2013 includes a commitment to “reduce red tape for small scale alluvial mining”. This commitment builds on the progress that has already been made in supporting the resources industry, including the small scale alluvial sector. To meet the six month action plan commitment, a package of proposed reforms has been developed and included in a discu

Reappointment of Public Service Commissioner
The Public Service Act 2008 (the Act) establishes the Commission as an amalgamation of the Office of the Public Service Commissioner and the Service Delivery and Performance Commission. The Commission is responsible for providing vision and strategic advice on the priorities and directions for the Queensland Public Service to ensure that Queensland is proactively addressing current public sector r

Appointments to the Qld Studies Authority
The Queensland Studies Authority is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland Studies Authority) Act 2002 (the Act). Part 2, division 2 of the Act outlines the functions of the Queensland Studies Authority which includes to: develop, revise, approve and accredit years 1-12 syllabuses, preparatory guidelines and kindergarten guidelines; and develop and revise documents, resources

Appointments Darling Downs Moreton Rabbit Board
The Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board (the Board) is a statutory body under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. The Board’s major function is to manage rabbits in the part of the State shown as the Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board District on a map held by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. This is to ensure that the land situated in the rabbit d

Reappointment to the Brisbane Housing Company
The Brisbane Housing Company Limited (BHCL) was established as a not-for-profit charitable company in 2002 under a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council (the Council). BHCL is an independent public company limited by shares. BHCL has two types of shareholding, ordinary shares and community shares. The ordinary shareholders are the State, acting through the Dep

Appointment to the Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: (a) strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician

Appointment to the James Cook University Council
The James Cook University Council is the governing body of the University established by the James Cook University Act 1997 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at a university standard and courses of study or instruction (at levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community. Cabine

Appointment to the Mental Health Review Tribunal
The Mental Health Review Tribunal is established under the Mental Health Act 2000. Its primary role is to provide independent review of persons subject to involuntary detention and treatment under the Act. The Tribunal conducts hearings for involuntary, including forensic, patients throughout Queensland. Sections 440(2) and 441(1) of the Act provide that members are appointed by the Governor in

Appointment to the Qld Institute of Medical Research
The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) is established under the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 and its main objective is to conduct research into any branch or branches of medicine. The QIMR Council consists of at least seven, but no more than 11, members appointed by the Governor in Council. In recommending persons to be appointed as members of the Council, the M

Appointments to Building and Construction Industry QLeave Board
The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (QLeave), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. Section 11 of the Act provides that QLeave i

Appointments to the Board of Stadiums Qld
Stadiums Queensland is established under the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001 (the Act) as an independent authority to manage, operate and promote Queensland’s world class major sports facilities. Stadiums Queensland is also empowered, under the Act, to develop major sports facilities for declaration under the Act and other infrastructure associated with the State’s major sports facilities. The S

Appointment of one member to the University of Qld Senate
The University of Queensland Senate is the governing body of the University established by the University of Queensland Act 1998 (the Act). The functions of the University are set out in section 5 of the Act and include to: disseminate knowledge and promote scholarship; provide education at university standard; provide facilities for, and encourage, study and research; encourage the advancement a

Appointments to the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Qld
The Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland (the Board) is a statutory authority established under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936 to oversee the system of registration and supervision of veterinary surgeons, and the approval of veterinary premises in Queensland. The Board consists of six members appointed by the Governor in Council. All members other than the chairperson may be appointed for a t

Appointments to medical assessment Tribunals
Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Medical assessment tribunals are an integral part of Queensland’s workers’ compensation system for the assessment of medical issues. Decisions of the tribunals are final and binding

Qld Building Services Authority Bill 2013
On 30 November 2012, the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee tabled its Report No. 14 entitled ‘Inquiry into the Operation and Performance of the Queensland Building Services Authority’. The Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee made a total of 41 recommendations which covered a range of key issues affecting home builders, building contractors and industry participants. I

2013-14 State Budget
The 2013-14 Budget is the second LNP Budget. The restoration of the State’s finances remains a key priority for the Government. The 2013-14 Budget was framed in the context of a difficult external environment and the need to fund the costs of natural disasters. The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 included measures to give effect to the 2013-14 Budget. The Bill also inclu

Repeal of Clean Coal Technology Special Agreement Act
In 2007, the State entered into the Queensland Clean Coal Agreement (the Clean Coal Agreement) with the Australian Coal Association Low Emission Technologies Limited (ACALET). This agreement was put into legislation in the form of a schedule to the Clean Coal Technology Special Agreement Act 2007 (the Clean Coal Act). The primary purpose of the Clean Coal Agreement was to give effect to the arr

Education and Care Services Bill 2013
The Education and Care Services Bill 2013 repeals the Child Care Act 2002 and establishes a new regulatory framework for education and care services in Queensland currently regulated under the Child Care Act 2002. On 1 January 2012 the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011 commenced. This Act applied a nationally consistent regulatory framework for education and care servi

Energy and Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
The Energy and Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 formalises the Queensland Government’s decisions to: cease the Queensland Gas Scheme’s (the Gas Scheme) operation on 31 December 2013; cease the Smart Energy Savings Program (SESP) at the earliest opportunity; and facilitate the transfer of water and sewerage services for the new Noosa Council on 1 January 2014. The Gas Scheme commenced in 2005

Queensland Forest and timber industry plan
The Queensland Government, along with the forest and timber industry, have recognised that there is a need to collaborate to develop practical strategies to address industry challenges to enable the sector to realise its full potential. Accordingly, the Queensland Government included the development of the Queensland Forest and Timber Industry Plan (the Plan) in its first Six Month Action Plan (J

Health Ombudsman Bill 2013
The Health Ombudsman Bill 2013 aims to: protect the health and safety of the public; promote high standards of practice and service delivery by health service providers; and maintain public confidence in the State’s health service complaints management system. To achieve these aims, the Health Ombudsman Bill 2013 will provide for the statutory appointment of a Health Ombudsman to: receive health s

Homelessness to Housing Strategy
The Queensland Government Six Month Action Plan January–June 2013 commits to the preparation of a homelessness strategy by June 2013. The proposed Homelessness-to-Housing Strategy will expand or enhance homelessness initiatives and models known to be producing results, along with some new initiatives associated with service system reform. All recommended actions will strongly link to better hous

Housing 2020
Housing 2020: Delivering a flexible, efficient and responsive housing assistance system for Queensland’s future sets out Government’s vision of developing a stronger service delivery role for community housing providers, and providing Queensland low-income households in need with appropriate housing assistance, including opportunities to secure affordable housing in the private housing market. Thr

Public Housing Rent Reforms
Existing rent policy determines that rents in public housing are calculated at 25 percent of assessable income, with some exceptions, and are capped at a maximum of the market rent for the property. Assessable incomes currently include those that have a “housing component”. However, under this arrangement, there are more than one hundred allowances that are deemed non-assessable or have different

Interdepartmental Committee Electricity Sector Reform further advice
The Government established the Interdepartmental Committee on Electricity Sector Reform (IDC) in May 2012 to investigate cost drivers in the electricity sector and make recommendations that will ensure: Electricity in Queensland is delivered in a cost-effective manner; Queensland has a viable, sustainable and competitive electricity industry; and Electricity is delivered in a financially sustaina

IGA Framework for agricultural and veterinary chemicals
An Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), which was signed by Agriculture/Primary Industries Ministers for each jurisdiction in 1995, provides the current basis for the operation of the National Registration Scheme for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals. In 2010, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) approved A National Policy Framework for the Assessment, Registration and Control of Use o

Justice and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
The Attorney-General is responsible for the administration of over 200 statutes. Periodically, these Acts are reviewed to identify amendments which are desirable for ensuring that the Acts continue to operate in the manner intended. Other amendments to legislation may be identified as a result of court or tribunal decisions or representations by administering agencies and stakeholders. The Jus

RIS for the Mine Safety National Framework
The National Mine Safety Framework (NMSF) started as an initiative of the Conference of Chief Inspectors of Mines but became one of 27 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) reforms. One of the strategies under the NMSF is to develop a nationally consistent legislative and regulatory framework. Queensland has participated in the NMSF based on the position that existing safety and health standar

Transitioning the Government’s contract payment terms
The Government is committed to transitioning government contract payment terms to ensure all bills from suppliers to Government involving contracts up to $1 million are paid within 30 days from 1 July 2013 and to introduce a daily rate of interest payable to suppliers on any monies owed. This commitment was stated in the Queensland Small Business Strategy and Action Plan 2013-15 published in May 2

Review of the State Procurement Policy
Procurement transformation is a principal area of focus for the Queensland Government’s renewal program. The Queensland Government is strengthening its centre-led procurement model, and adopting a whole-of-Government approach to procurement based on collaboration, rather than the current agency-centric approach. The Queensland Procurement Policy is principles-based, and provides the framework to

Queensland Agriculture Strategy
Agriculture is a pillar of the Queensland economy. It creates jobs, is worth over $14.7 billion per annum to the Queensland economy, earns vital export revenue and remains the lifeblood of many rural and regional communities across the state. To rebuild Queensland, the Government must rebuild agriculture. The Queensland Government’s 2040 vision for agriculture, fisheries and forestry is for an e

Qld Eco and Sustainable Tourism Policy
Queensland’s protected areas are key tourism attractions and recognised as an important part of the tourism economic pillar. The quality of these areas is increasingly recognised as providing a strong and unique competitive advantage in both domestic and international markets. Queensland’s five World Heritage Areas, more than any State in Australia, are key attractors particularly in the interna

Reef Water Plan
The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan (Reef Plan), first established in 2003, seeks to ensure runoff of from broadscale agriculture has no detrimental impact on the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef by 2020. Reef Plan 2013 has been developed in close consultation with industry, regional natural resource management organisations, water quality scientists and conservations groups to

Trade and Investment Qld Bill 2013
In November 2012, the Treasurer and Minister for Trade commissioned Mr John Mickel and Mr Geoffrey Thomas to undertake a comprehensive review of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). The terms of reference encompassed all aspects of TIQ’s functions, structure and operations, ranging from resourcing and organisational capacity to the effectiveness of TIQ’s current service delivery priorities and

Treasury and Trade Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
The Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013: repeals unused Acts, removes redundant provisions, corrects typographical errors and omissions and clarifies and streamlines Acts as administered by Queensland Treasury and Trade; makes technical amendments to the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 including an amendment to ensure that the Queensland Police Service and other governme