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Appointments to health panels of assessors
In accordance with the Health Ombudsman Act 2013, panels of assessors contribute to upholding professional standards by providing expert advice in response to questions of fact from judicial members who constitute the independent Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT). QCAT deals with serious disciplinary matters which, if substantiated, may result in the cancellation or suspension of

Appointment Prostitution Licensing Authority
The Prostitution Act 1999 (the Act) prescribes a licensing and regulatory scheme for the operation of legal brothels in Queensland. As part of this scheme, the Act establishes the Prostitution Licensing Authority (the Authority). Section 102(1)(b) of the Act states that the Authority consists of the following members: the chairperson who is to be an independent, respected member of the community

Appointments to Screen Queensland
Screen Queensland is a Proprietary Company Limited by Shares, with the State of Queensland as the sole shareholder. The company’s constitution sets out the objects of the company: to increase the level of film and television production in Queensland; to develop and maintain a creative infrastructure in Queensland for the film and television production industry; to develop and maintain an active

Appointment Wet Tropics Management Authority
The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area is managed under the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (the Queensland Act) and the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area Conservation Act 1994. These Acts implement Australia’s international duty for the protection, conservation, presentation, rehabilitation and transmission to future generations of the World He

Appointments to Surveyors Board of Queensland
The Surveyors Board of Queensland is an independent statutory body whose purpose is to maintain public confidence in the surveying profession by ensuring surveys are carried out by registrants in a professional and competent way. The board’s major functions include: prescribing competency frameworks for surveyors; assessing applications for all categories of registration and endorsements in surv

Industrial Relations Legislative Reform Reference Group
The Government’s commitments on industrial relations reform included the establishment of the Industrial Relations Legislation Reform Reference Group to review Queensland’s industrial relations laws and tribunals. The Industrial Relations Legislation Reform Reference Group will make recommendations to the Government for legislative reform. Cabinet approved the Terms of Reference for the Industrial

Implementation of Net Free Fishing Zones
The Sustainable Fishing Policy, released during the 2015 election, committed $10 million to introduce three Net Free Zones near Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton to grow the economic benefits from recreational and charter fishing. That commitment was also subsequently included in The Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan endorsed by the State and Commonweath Governments and submitted to the UNESCO

Queensland Government submission to Senate Inquiry into non-conforming building products
On 23 June 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into non-conforming building products to the Senates Economics References Committee to be reported by 12 October 2015. The issue of non-conforming building products is a critically important and complex one of national proportions. The Queensland Government submission proposes four recommendations: Before any further regulation is contemplated, the

Renewal of the Partners in Government Agreement
The Partners in Government Agreement meets one of the Queensland Government’s key election commitments to review the current Agreement, in consultation with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), within the first six months after coming into office. The Partners in Government Agreement formalises a set of principles to guide the relationship between the State and Local Government,

Government Response to Domestic and Family Violence Report Not Now Not Ever
The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland (the Taskforce), chaired by The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, was announced on 10 August 2014. The Taskforce provided its report, ‘Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland’ to the Premier on 28 February 2015. The Report includes 140 recommendations to help eliminate domestic and family vio

Review of the Child Protection Act 1999
In July 2013, the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry released its report, Taking Responsibility: A Road Map for Queensland Child Protection. The Commission of Inquiry found that the child protection system was under immense stress and made 121 recommendations aimed at building a sustainable and effective child protection system over the next decade. In December 2013, the then Quee

State Infrastructure Plan
The absence of a State Infrastructure Plan (SIP) since 2011, and the decline in resource sector investment, has left industry calling for Government to help build confidence, and support a sustainable construction industry. In June 2015, the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade released the Directions Paper – Del

Establishment of Stolen Wages Reparations Taskforce
From 1897, previous governments controlled the lives, earnings and savings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders under a range of ‘Protection Acts’. This control included the underpayment of wages and mismanagement of savings accounts. The appointment of the Stolen Wages Reparations Taskforce meets a key election commitment for the Palaszczuk Government. The commitment includes th

Student Protection Reports - system error transmitting reports
On 30 July 2015, the Department of Education and Training (DET) became aware of a specific system error which resulted in certain student protection reports not being transmitted to the Queensland Police Service (QPS). As a result of this coding error, over the period from 18 January to 30 July 2015, 644 student protection reports were not transmitted to QPS. Further investigations were undertake