Search results

Your search for documents released in 2014-Feb returned 24 record/s.
Appointments to Legal Aid Board
Section 48 of the Legal Aid Queensland Act 1997 establishes the Legal Aid Board. The function of the Board is to responsibly manage Legal Aid Queensland and ensure that Legal Aid Queensland achieves its objects under the Act. Under section 49 of the Act, the Board consists of five persons (including one as the Board Chairperson) appointed by the Governor in Council. Cabinet endorsed that Mr Bri

Appointments to 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. Hearing Panels are composed of three categories of members: legal; psychiatrist; and other p

Appointments of JPs to Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal
As part of its 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 commenced in June 2013 to expand the role of JPs to hear minor civil disputes with a value of $5,000 or less and non-urgent residential tenancy matters in the Queensland Civi

Appointments to the Qld Art Gallery Board
The Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees is established under the Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987 (the Act). Under section 19 of the Act, the Board’s functions are, in summary: to control, manage and maintain the Queensland Art Gallery; to develop the Gallery’s collection of works of art; to minister to the needs of the community in the visual arts by displaying works of art, promoting arti

Appointments to the Library Board of Qld
The Library Board of Queensland is established under the Libraries Act 1988 (the Act). The Board has the functions conferred on it under section 20 of the Act. In summary, the Board’s functions are: to promote the advancement and effective operation and co-ordination of public libraries of all descriptions throughout the State; to encourage and facilitate the use of public libraries; to contro

Appointments to Board of Qld Museum
The Board of the Queensland Museum is established under the Queensland Museum Act 1970 (the Act). Under section 12 of the Act, the Board’s functions are, in summary: the control and management of the museum and its natural history, historical and technological collections; the museum’s maintenance and administration so as to meet the needs and demands of the community; the storage of suitable i

Mental Health Court - Appointment of Assisting Psychiatrists
The primary function of the Mental Health Court (the Court) is to determine soundness of mind and fitness for trial of persons referred to the Court whom are facing criminal proceedings. This ensures mentally ill and intellectually disabled offenders are moved from the criminal justice system into the mental health system. The Court determines the mental condition of persons charged with indictabl

Appointments to Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council
Established under section 37 of the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (‘the Act’), the functions of the Queensland Mental Health Advisory Council (the Council) are to provide advice to the Queensland Mental Health Commission on mental health or substance misuse issues and to make recommendations to the Commission in relation to its functions. The Council will also act as champion for co

Appointments Veterans Advisory Council
The Veterans’ Advisory Council (VAC) is a non-statutory advisory body that will provide a forum for the Queensland veterans’ community to communicate directly with the Queensland Government regarding matters relating to veterans. The purposes of the VAC are to: provide a forum for the Queensland veterans’ community to communicate directly with the highest levels of the Queensland Government; moni

Chicken Meat Industry Committee Amendment Bill 2014
The Chicken Meat Industry Committee is a statutory committee established under the Chicken Meat Industry Committee Act 1976. The Chicken Meat Industry Committee’s primary functions are to facilitate negotiations of agreements between chicken growers and processors, to facilitate mediation and arbitration of disputes (where required), to represent growers and processors and to provide information o

Crime and Misconduct and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
On 3 July 2013, the Queensland Government tabled its response in the Legislative Assembly to the two recent reviews of the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC): the review by the Independent Advisory Panel of the Crime and Misconduct Act 2001; and the inquiry by the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee (PCMC) into the CMC’s release and destruction of Fitzgerald Commission of Inquiry doc

Communities Legislation (Funding Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014
The Communities Legislation (Funding Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2014 amends the existing laws to remove all unnecessary red tape, yet retain essential safeguards. It does this by repealing the Family Services Act 1987 (FSA), removing parts of the Disability Services Act 2006 (DSA) that duplicate the Community Services Act 2007 (CSA), and reducing and amending the CSA. The Bill will: pro

Reporting on Government Commitments progress as at 31 December 2013
Each Government commitment has a specific Minister responsible for its delivery of the implementation of all Government Election commitments and Ministerial Deliverables in Minister’s Charter letters. The delivery status of the Government Election Commitments will be regularly published online at Cabinet noted the report for the Government Election Commitments progress

Remuneration Procedures for part-time chairs and members of Government bodies
Queensland Government bodies range in scale and character from advisory committees providing policy advice on discrete areas of government policy to governing boards overseeing multi-million dollar government trading enterprises. Where appropriate, remuneration for membership of government boards and committees is a way to acknowledge the contribution of community members of the boards and committ

Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
The Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 seeks to amend the Land Act 1994 to implement the first phase of major reforms to the state land tenure system arising from the Queensland Government's response to the Parliamentary report on the Inquiry into the future and continued relevance of government land tenure across Queensland. The Bill provides for: the introduction of rolling term leas

Environmental Offsets Bill 2014
The Environmental Offsets Bill 2014 sets the foundation for the State’s environmental offset framework, standardising the currently inconsistent offset arrangements in the five existing Queensland Government offset policies. The Bill provides the foundation for what an offset is and how it is to be provided; complementing assessment provisions in existing legislation, which govern if and when an

Private Members Bill Classification of Publications Billboard Advertising Bill
The Member for Dalrymple, Mr Shane Knuth MP, introduced the Classification of Publications (Billboard Advertising) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 as a Private Members Bill on 23 May 2013. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill indicate that the primary objective of the Bill is to regulate billboard advertising and mobile billboard advertising throughout Queensland and change the behaviour of

Response to Private Members Bill Public Health (Exclusion of Unvaccinated Children from Child Care) Amendment Bill
On 23 May 2013, Mrs Jo-Ann Miller MP, Member for Bundamba, introduced the Private Member’s Bill, Public Health (Exclusion of Unvaccinated Children from Child Care) Amendment Bill 2013 (the Bill). The object of this Bill is to give a person in charge of an education and care service or child care service the ability to refuse that a child who is not fully immunised be enrolled in the child care fac

Public Safety Business Agency Bill 2014
In January 2013, former Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty commenced the Police and Community Safety Review (PACSR). The PACSR examined the two departments within the portfolio of the Minister for Police and Community Safety - the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Department of Community Safety (DCS). On 10 September 2013, the PACSR final report, titled ‘Sustaining the Unsust

SEQ Water Distribution and Retail Restructuring Bill 2014
The South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 provides a streamlined approval process for new water and sewerage connections (the utility model) for south east Queensland distributor-retailers by merging two current approval processes. The utility model will streamline the water and sewerage approval and connection process for dev

Criminal Code and Another Act (Stock) Amendment Bill 2014
In January 2012, in response to primary industry calls for law reform on stock-related offending, the then Attorney-General approved the formation of a Stock Working Group to review provisions of the Criminal Code and other Acts relating to stock. The Chair of the working group was Mr John Jerrard QC, former Justice of the Queensland Court of Appeal, and the working group was made up of various st

Water Supply Services Bill 2014
Urban water and sewerage services are mainly delivered by local governments across Queensland. Current regulation of these providers under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 is burdensome, has not improved asset management or water security outcomes and does not adequately identify or seek to address risks. The Water Supply Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 transforms the

Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
The Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 implements outcomes from the review of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws in Queensland. The aim of the review was to consider the impact of the laws on business, and identify any aspects that were considered unworkable or have had unintended consequences including unanticipated cost burdens. Key changes being given effe

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
In satisfaction of a commitment under the Government’s Six month action plan (January – June 2013), a formal review of key aspects of the Youth Justice Act 1992 has been completed. The Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014, developed following community consultation on effective responses to youth crime, implements the outcomes of this review. The Bill delivers a number of refo