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Queensland Alcohol and Other Drugs Action Plan 2015-17
Queenslanders consume alcohol at risky levels, smoke tobacco daily and use other drugs including illegal drugs at levels which exceed national rates. While not everyone who uses these drugs will become dependent, many experience harms which can have a significant impact on their mental and physical health and their ability to contribute to the community. In Queensland drug use accounts for an es

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. It does not deal with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage. The QHC provides strategic advice to the Minister about Queensland’s non-Indigenous cultural heritage and makes decisions about what pl

Appointments to 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

Reappointment of Anti-Discrimination Commissioner
Section 234 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Act) establishes the Anti-Discrimination Commission (the Commission) and provides that there is to be a Commissioner. Apart from specific powers given by the Act, the Commissioner has power to do all things necessary or convenient to be done in connection with the performance of the Commission’s functions, namely: inquiring into complaints and,

Appointment Board of Examiners
The Board of Examiners is established under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act). The functions of the Board of Examiners are: to decide the competencies necessary for holders of certificates of competency; to assess applicants, or have applicants assessed, for certificates of competency; to grant certificates of competency to persons who have demonstrated to the Board’s

Appointments of General Referees to Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees
The Building and Development Dispute Resolution Committees are established under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. Committees provide an affordable, timely and accessible non-court based dispute resolution service for deciding appeals against decisions of Local Governments and private building certifiers about a range of decisions made under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009; the Building Act 197

Appointments to Building Queensland Board
The Building Queensland Board is responsible for Building Queensland. The functions of Building Queensland include: provision of independent expert advice to the State and government agencies about infrastructure; development of a framework for assessing the costs and benefits of infrastructure projects; assistance in preliminary preparation of infrastructure proposals; evaluation of proposal

Establishment and appointments Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council
In August 2015, the Government decided to implement the Report Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland (the Not Now, Not Ever Report) including the establishment of the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council. The Council will monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the Not Now, Not Ever Report and the Domestic and Family Violence Pr

Appointment of Director of Public Prosecutions
Section 4A of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1984 (the Act) establishes the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Section 5 of the Act provides for the appointment of a DPP. Section 10 of the Act provides the DPP’s functions are to: prepare, institute and conduct criminal proceedings on behalf of the Crown; prepare and conduct appeals against convictions or penalties, on be

Appointment of Gold Coast Waterways Authority Board
The Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 (the Act) establishes the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (the Authority) and Board (the Board). The Board controls the Authority. The GCWA is responsible for delivering the best possible management of the Gold Coast waterways. The Board is a decision making board which reports to the Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports. It decides on navigat

Appointments to Government Owned Corporations
The Boards of Government owned corporations (GOCs) are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (GOC Act) and are responsible for overseeing the activities of GOCs to optimise their value by exercising sound commercial judgement. Under section 89(1) of the GOC Act, directors of GOCs are appointed by the Governor in Council. There are currently two vacancies on each of the Port

Appointment Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group
The government committed to the establishment of a voluntary Industry and Manufacturing Advisory Group (IMAG), as outlined in the Working Queensland: Labor’s jobs plan. The IMAG would provide high-level industry advice on strategic matters in relation to building and promoting industry and manufacturing in Queensland to help drive economic, regional and employment growth throughout the state. T

Appointment to the Mental Health Review Tribunal
The Mental Health Review Tribunal (the Tribunal) is established under the Mental Health Act 2000 for the purposes of reviewing the involuntary status of persons with mental illnesses. The Tribunal consists of a full time President and other members, including psychiatrists, community members, psychosurgeons, lawyers and other persons with relevant qualifications and/or experience. Under section 44

Reappointment of the Ombudsman
The statutory office of Ombudsman is established under the Ombudsman Act 2001 (the Act) and is responsible to investigate administrative actions taken by, in or for certain agencies and recommending to government departments, local government and public authorities on ways of improving administrative processes. Section 58 of the Act provides that the Ombudsman is appointed by the Governor in Counc

Appointment of Privacy Commissioner
Section 141 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Act) states there is to be a Privacy Commissioner. The term of appointment of the former Privacy Commissioner, Ms Linda Matthews, ended in 2011. Section 142(1) of the Act provides that the Privacy Commissioner’s role is that of a deputy to the Information Commissioner, with particular responsibility for matters relating to the Information Commis

Crime and Corruption Amendment Bill 2015
The Crime and Corruption Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) aims to restore independence and integrity to the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC). The Bill makes amendments to the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 to: ensure the CCC chief executive officer (CEO) is not a commissioner, but retain a five member commission with the requirement for an additional ordinary commissioner to ensure the commissio

Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Bill (No 2) 2015
In February 2015, the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence provided its report, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic Violence in Queensland (the report) to the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier and Minister for the Arts. The report contains 140 recommendations on how the Government and the Queensland community can better address and reduce domestic and family viole

Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
Queensland will transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 2016 with full implementation due by 1 July 2019. As part of Queensland’s readiness, the government is reviewing Queensland Government legislation to ensure legislation enables and supports transition to the NDIS and full scheme implementation in Queensland. This project involves two stages: Stage One (dual system)

Report from the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry
The Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry (COI) was established on 11 May 2015 focusing on the impact of the Grantham quarry and any man-made or natural features, on the flooding of Grantham on 10 January 2011. The COI made findings against five specific terms of reference: The flooding of the Lockyer Creek between Helidon and Grantham on 10 January 2011 with specific reference to any natural or

Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
The Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) amends various Health portfolio Acts to support the implementation of policy initiatives to protect and improve the health of Queenslanders, and to improve operation of the relevant Acts. In particular, the Bill amends: the Food Act 2006 to establish a statewide menu labelling scheme and to enable the chief executive of Queensland Health to aut

Proposed introduction of fixed four-year terms for the Legislative Assembly
On 9 November 2015, the Finance and Administration Committee tabled its report (No. 16) on the inquiry into the introduction of four year terms for the Queensland Parliament, including consideration of the Private Member’s Bills titled Constitution (Fixed Term Parliament) Amendment Bill 2015 and Constitution (Fixed Term Parliament) Referendum Bill 2015. The Committee recommended that the Private M

North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015
The Bill amends a number of pieces of legislation, primarily the North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011 (NSIPS Act), to reinstate the substantive phase out of sand mining on North Stradbroke Island by 2019 and protect the natural environment. The NSIPS Act regulates mining activity at the three remaining mines on the island - Enterprise, Yarraman and Vance. The original le

Hospital and Health Boards (Safe Nurse and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2015
The purpose of the Hospital and Health Boards (Safe Nurse-to-Patient and Midwife-to-Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) is to provide a legislative framework to enable nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios and workload provisions to be mandated in public sector health service facilities. The Bill implements the Government’s commitment in the Nursing Guarantee policy to legislat

Planning Bill 2015
In May 2015, the Government released the Better Planning for Queensland – Next Steps in Planning Reform Directions Paper to outline the government’s policy for planning reform and how it will establish a fairer and more transparent system that enables better planning in Queensland. From 10 September 2015 to 23 October 2015 the Government undertook public consultation on a draft legislative reform

Plumbing and Drainage and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
The Bill amends the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 to establish a dedicated plumbing industry regulatory body within the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. The regulatory body will be known as the Service Trades Council. The Housing Act 2003 is amended by the Bill to introduce a deeming provision to clarify that any dev

Review of Queensland Government Procurement
The Government committed to a broad ranging review of its procurement practices to ensure that probity and value for money remain at the forefront of the State’s procurement policy, and consider local content provisions as part of a new procurement policy. An Interdepartmental Committee (IDC) – Queensland Government Procurement was established and extensive consultation was undertaken with stakeho

Queensland Plan Annual Progress Report 2014-15
The Queensland Plan was released on 31 July 2014 and ratified by the Legislative Assembly on 29 October 2014. The Queensland Plan Act 2014 requires the Premier, by 30 November 2015, to table a progress report on the implementation of The Queensland Plan for the 2014–2015 financial year in the Legislative Assembly. Cabinet approved the release of The Queensland Plan Annual Progress Report 2014–15 t

Racing Integrity Bill 2015
The Racing Integrity Bill 2015: establishes the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission and allows for the appointment of a full-time Racing Integrity Commissioner under the proposed Racing Integrity Act. amends the Racing Act 2002 to allow for a new seven member, Racing Queensland Board, and repeals the control boards, the Racing Animal Welfare and Integrity Board and the Racing Disciplinary Board

Draft North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy
The draft North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy has been prepared as a result of the Queensland Government’s commitment to phase out sand mining by 2019. The Strategy is intended to support the island’s economy transition to a more diverse and sustainable industry base which provides long-term employment for North Stradbroke Island residents and stimulates private investment. The St

Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
The Government has committed to taking action to address alcohol-related harm in and around Queensland’s licensed venues. To achieve this the Government is implementing a comprehensive policy framework to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence (the Policy), based on evidence and best-practice approaches. This Policy includes both legislative and non-legislative elements, and also provides for the contin

Tobacco and Other Smoking Products (Smoke Free Places) Amendment Bill 2015
The Tobacco and Other Smoking Products (Smoke-Free Places) Amendment Bill 2015 amends the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 to: create more smoke-free public places across Queensland prohibit the sale of smoking products from temporary retail outlets make minor and technical amendments to clarify or strengthen Queensland’s tobacco laws. The objective of the Bill is to strengthen existing

Further Education and Training (Training Ombudsman) Amendment Bill 2015
Working Queensland sets out the Queensland Government’s plan for creating jobs and lowering unemployment in order to lead Queensland to future prosperity. It also includes the commitment to establish an independent Training Ombudsman with the power to investigate complaints made about vocational education and training (VET), including apprenticeships and traineeships, in Queensland. The Further E

North Queensland (Townsville) Stadium Business Case
In December 2014, the then Opposition Leader announced a commitment to provide up to $100 million in funding towards the construction of a sports stadium in Townsville. In March 2015, the government approved the preparation of a business case for the proposed North Queensland (Townsville) Stadium. Cabinet approved the concept scheme for a best-practice regional stadium and for funding discussions

Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
The Water Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 amends the Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (the WROLA Act). The Bill provides for: explicitly reinstating the principles of ecologically sustainable development in the new purpose of the Water Act 2000 (the Water Act) (as contained in the WROLA Act) replacing references to “responsible and productive management” with “sustainable mana

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
A first stage of reforms has been completed in relation to legislative amendments to the Youth Justice Act 1992, Childrens Court Act 1992, and Penalties and Sentencing Act 1992. The Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 provides for the: reinstatement of both the sentencing principle in the Youth Justice Act 1992 that a detention order and detaining of a child in custody for an