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Final report of the January-June 2014 Six month action plan
The January-June 2014 Six month action plan was published on 16 January 2014. This is the fourth six month action plan and a report is prepared at the end of each time period. The Final report of the January-June 2014 Six month action plan has now been prepared. Cabinet approved the January-June 2014 Six month action plan Final Report for publication. Attachments January-June 2014 Six month acti

Progress Report - additional apprenticeships
The Government committed to “provide up to $86 million for 10,000 additional apprenticeships over six years to meet the looming skills shortage from 2012-13”. This commitment was announced as part of the pledge to revamp Queensland’s skills and training, and significantly boost apprenticeship opportunities for Queenslanders. The funding commitment for this strategy is $8 million to be made availa

Appointments to Australian Agricultural College Advisory Board and Local College Boards
The Australian Agricultural College Corporation (AACC), established under the Agricultural College Act 2005, is to be restructured from a corporation sole to a statutory body. It will also be renamed as the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC). The QATC is to have a governing board responsible for the strategic direction and financial management of the corporation. It will also have bo

Appointment of Commissioner for Police Service Reviews
Commissioners for Police Service Reviews are appointed under section 9.2A of the Police Service Administration Act 1990 (the Act). They perform a review function in relation to police appointment, transfer and disciplinary decisions made under the Act. In accordance with section 9.2A of the Act, the Chairperson of the Crime and Misconduct Commission has nominated Mrs Dina Lynne Browne for reappoi

Appointment of Energy and Water Ombudsman Qld
The Office of the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland (EWOQ) is an independent statutory authority which receives, investigates and facilitates the resolution of complaints made by small energy customers in Queensland and water customers in South East Queensland in relation to the connection, supply or sale of electricity, gas or water by a member of the Scheme. The EWOQ has offices in Brisbane,

Appointments of Information Commissioner and Right to Information Commissioners
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 (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 include, b

Appointment to Non-Eligibility for Government Funding Committee
The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (the Funding Committee). The Funding Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. The functions of the Funding Committee are set out in section 134 of the Act an

Appointments to Qld Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 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 engagemen

Appointment of the QRAA Board
QRAA is a statutory authority established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994. Its main function is to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. This includes assistance schemes under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (for example cyclone and flood recovery schemes) and

Appointments for Valuation Objection Conferences
The Land Valuation Act 2010 (LVA) requires the Valuer-General to provide annual and maintenance valuations for land in local governments in Queensland. If an owner is dissatisfied with their valuation they may lodge an objection to the valuation within 60 days of its issue. Section 123 of the LVA requires the Valuer-General to offer an objection conference to an objector where the valuation objec

Appointments to Gladstone Area and Mount Isa Water Boards
The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) and the Mount Isa Water Board (MIWB) are Category 1 Water Authorities under the Water Act 2000 (Water Act). The GAWB and MIWB are required to act commercially with appropriate management and performance systems, capital structure and dividend policies. Both must meet taxation obligations, performance targets and specific quarterly and annual reporting requirem

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land (Providing Freehold) Bill 2014
Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders living in Queensland’s 34 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities cannot currently obtain freehold title. Land in these communities is held by a trustee under communal land title and development and individual interests are created by leasing. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land (Providing Freehold) and Other Legislation Amendment B

Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2014
The main purpose of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill) is to clarify or otherwise improve the operation of criminal law and criminal law related statutes within the portfolio of the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice. The Bill provides miscellaneous criminal law and other amendments to a number of Acts including: Acts Interpretation Act 1954; Bail Act 1980; Criminal Code; Dange

Qld Digitial Economy Strategy and Action Plan
The Queensland Government announced its intention to release the Queensland Digital Economy Strategy in its Six Month Action Plan: January – June 2014. The Strategy and Action Plan outlines an Action Plan which contains 23 actions and 50 sub-actions which are to undertaken by Queensland Government agencies in partnership with the private sector, other levels of Government, non-Government organisat

Review of the Mental Health Act 2000
On 28 June 2013, the Minister for Health announced a review of the Mental Health Act 2000 to better support mental health strategies and community needs. An initial round of public consultation was undertaken in July-August 2013 to identify areas for improvements in the Act. Based on stakeholder feedback, and analysis and research undertaken for the review, it has been concluded that the Act is

Electricity Competition and Protection Legislation 2014
The National Energy Retail Law (Queensland) Bill 2014 and the Electricity Competition and Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 implement the Government’s decision to increase competition by removing retail price regulation in south east Queensland (SEQ) and introducing a more light-handed market monitoring approach for small (residential and small business) customers, commencing from 1 July

Release of 30 year electricity strategy
The Queensland Government committed to the development of a 30-year electricity strategy. The strategy has been prepared following extensive public consultation. This included the release of a directions paper in December 2012 and a detailed discussion paper in September 2013. The 30-year electricity strategy sets out a vision for an electricity sector which is resilient, cost-effective and cust

Professional Engineers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
The Government is implementing reforms to the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the Act), following a review by the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland and an industry consultation process conducted by KPMG. The amendments to the Act are based on the review findings and address many of the issues which had been raised, with the key amendments including: Clarifying critical definitions in

Review of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992
The Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection has initiated a review of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 (the Heritage Act) that will put it at the forefront of innovation in state heritage legislation in Australia, while also contributing to Queensland Government’s ongoing commitment to greentape reduction. In 2013 the Minister invited the Queensland Heritage Council to provide advice abou

Qld state land - strengthening our economic future
State land comprises about 73 per cent of the area of Queensland and plays a key role in the economy and the lives of many Queenslanders. It supports the foundations of our four pillar economy – the agricultural, resources, construction and tourism sectors. It also supports the needs of the broader community with land, often managed by local governments, being used for a variety of purposes includ