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Agriculture and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
The Agriculture and Forestry Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 proposes a number of amendments to portfolio legislation that will ensure the effective administration and operation of the respective Acts, fulfil an election commitment, achieve a reduction in red tape including through the omission of redundant legislation and implement the outcomes of legislative reviews and national proposed arrange
Amendments to the Nature Conservation Act 1992
Severe drought and extensive wildfire across much of western and northern Queensland in early 2013 has resulted in the loss of fodder and extreme hardship for many graziers. Drought declarations are in place for 13 local government areas covering about a third of the state.
In addition to a range of drought relief measures already available to affected graziers, the Queensland Government is lookin
Appointment of Chairperson to the Appeal Costs Board
The Appeal Costs Fund 1973, in conjunction with the Appeal Costs Fund Regulation 2010, allows for the reimbursement to eligible applicants of certain costs associated with particular litigation and establishes the Appeals Cost Fund to meet those costs.
The purpose of the Act is to ensure that participants in the legal system are not financially inconvenienced by the illness of a judge or magistr
Appointments to the Board of Architects Qld
The Board of Architects of Queensland is established under the Architects Act 2002 to maintain a register of registered architects; protect the public interest by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered architects; ensure registered architects maintain appropriate technical and professional standards; investigate complaints against architects and take legal proceedings fo
Appointment of Information Commissioner
Section 123 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) establishes the Information Commissioner and Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC). Under the RTI Act and Information Privacy Act 2009 (the IP Act), the Information Commissioner is an independent statutory office holder appointed by the Governor-in-Council to exercise functions under the RTI Act and IP Act. Such functions includ
Appointments of Justices of the Peace for Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal
As part of the election commitments, the Government committed $3.5 million over four years to the justice of the peace (JP) program to enhance and refocus the role of JPs in the community. As part of this commitment, a trial is to be undertaken to expand the role of JPs to hear minor civil disputes (MCD) with a value of $5,000 or less and non-urgent residential tenancy matters in the Queensland C
Appointment of Commissioner to Queensland Mental Health Commission
The Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) will be established as an independent statutory body by the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 .
The QMHC will provide strategic leadership for systemic reform and development to improve the services for Queenslander’s living with, or vulnerable to mental illness or substance misuse issues. This will be achieved through actions aimed at
Appointments to Queensland Heritage Council
The Queensland Heritage Council (QHC) is a twelve-person statutory authority established under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 (the Act) to help conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage.
QHC provides strategic advice to the Minister about Queensland’s non-Indigenous cultural heritage and makes decisions about what places are entered in the Queensland Heritage Register. It also makes recommendatio
Appointments to the Valuers Registration Board
The Valuers Registration Board of Queensland was established in February 1966 under the Valuers Registration Act 1965 and continues under section 5 of the Valuers Registration Act 1992 (the Act).
The primary functions of the Board are:
to protect the public by registering valuers of land and maintaining a roll of registered valuers;
to authorise the investigation of complaints in relation to the c
Appointment of members to the Hospital and Health Boards
The Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) objects 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 engage
Appointment to the Plumbing Industry Council
The Plumbing Industry Council (PIC) is a statutory body established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002.
The Plumbing Industry Council administers the licensing system for plumbers and drainers, including the issuing of licences, investigation of complaints, disciplinary matters and promotes the acceptable standards of competence for the trade.
Cabinet noted the intention of the Minister for
Appointment to the Board of Professional Engineers of Qld
The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland is established under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered professional engineers; protect the public interest by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered professional engineers; ensure registered professional engineers maintain appropriate technical and professional standards; i
Government response to the Inquiry to the Qld Building Services Authority
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.
Periodic Planning Update on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Planning for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been progressing with the key partners – State Government through the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC), and the City of Gold Coast (CGC) – working closely with other deliv
Transition of Community Police Officers to Government employment
Currently, the Queensland Police Service (QPS) provides policing services to the Torres Strait via a mix of State police and Police Liaison Officers (PLOs) stationed on Thursday and Horn Islands.
In the outer islands of the Torres Strait community safety is supplemented by Community Police Officers (CPOs) who are employed by the Torres Strait Island Regional Council, but funded by the State Gover
Cultural Precinct Strategy
The Cultural Precinct, the centerpiece of Queensland’s arts portfolio, occupies a prime location on Brisbane’s South Bank adjacent to the city’s Central Business District and is home to the State’s leading arts and cultural institutions, including the Queensland Art Gallery (including the Gallery of Modern Art), the Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Sta
2013 Drought Assistance Package
Northern and western Queensland is currently experiencing very dry conditions. These conditions led to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry declaring drought in the council areas of Etheridge, Croydon, Carpentaria, Burke, Doomadgee, Cloncurry, McKinlay, Flinders, Boulia, Diamantina, Murweh and Paroo, effective 1 April 2013. This is equivalent to one third of Queensland’s land area.
Nature Conservation Protected Plants Amendment Bill 2013
The Nature Conservation (Protected Plants) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 amends the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Vegetation Management Act 1999.
The Bill includes provisions to enable a reduction in unnecessary administrative and regulatory burden associated with the protected plants legislative framework and to streamline assessment processes whilst maintaining protection of t
Agency Open Data Strategy Release
In October 2012, the Premier announced an ‘open data revolution’ for the Queensland Government with an aim of releasing as much government data as possible to encourage the private sector to develop innovative new services and solutions for the State.
To build the use of open data in the Queensland community, the Departmental Agency Open Data Strategies would be released publicly and be available
Petroleum and Gas Safety and Health Review and RIS
The Petroleum and Gas (P&G) Safety and Health Fee is a full cost recovery fee system for the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate (the Inspectorate), to undertake its regulatory role under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.
This P&G Safety and Health Fee was introduced in 2010, replacing the previous cost recover fee system, in order to better fund the inspectorate allowing them t
Appointments to the Queensland Theatre Company
The Queensland Theatre Company is established under the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970.
Under section 12 of the Act the Queensland Theatre Company functions are:
to promote and encourage the development and presentation, public interest, participation, understanding and appreciation of the arts of the theatre;
to produce, present and manage plays and other forms of theatre and entertainment;
Trade and Investment Queensland
In November 2012, the Treasurer and Minister for Trade appointed Geoffrey Thomas and John Mickel 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 overall s
Reform action plan for vocational education and training in Qld
The Queensland Government Response to the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce committed to providing a reform action plan for vocational education and training by mid-2013.
The Plan outlines actions that will transform the vocational education and training sector in Queensland into a contestable, vibrant and employment focused training market.
gives industry and employers a central