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    Advancing education - an action plan for education in Queensland
    Advancing education – An action plan for education in Queensland outlines the Government’s long term policy strategy for education and the actions to be taken to deliver this vision. The Action plan is for consultation with stakeholders and the broader community. The action plan covers early childhood education and care and schooling and initiatives in the plan provide for: A confident start: supp

    Appointment Board of BioPharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd
    BioPharmaceuticals Australia (Network) Pty Ltd is a proprietary company, limited by shares, with the sole shareholder being the Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation. The company was formed in 2007 to achieve ten specific objectives relating to the planning, coordination, financing and promotion required to establish a biopharmaceutical manufacturing capabil

    Appointments to the Queensland Carers Advisory Council
    The Queensland Carers Advisory Council was established in 2009 under the Carer (Recognition) Act 2008 (the Act) to provide advice to the Minister on improving recognition and support for carers. The Act specifies that the Council has 12 members: four carers (one of whom must be a grandparent carer), four representatives of carer organisations (one of whom must represent a grandparent organisation)

    Appointment Childrens Health Queensland Hospital and Health Board
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) 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: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

    Appointments to QRAA Board
    QRAA is a statutory body established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994. QRAA’s 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 the

    Appointment Townsville Hospital and Health Board
    The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) 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: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

    Appointment Medical assessment tribunals
    Medical assessment tribunals are established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. In addition, a composite medical assessment tribunal may be convened in circumstances where there are multiple interrelated injuries that require several specialist assessments. The

    Report on investigation into asbestos related health concerns from former factories
    In October 2014, the former Government announced an investigation of asbestos-related health concerns in relation to the operation of asbestos factories at Gaythorne and Newstead in Queensland. The Wunderlich factory, located at 51 Prospect Road, Gaythorne, opened in October 1936 for the manufacture of asbestos cement. The James Hardie factory, located at the corner of Longland Street and Breakfas

    Bundaberg Flood Scoping Study
    After ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald devastated the Bundaberg Region in January 2013, Bundaberg Regional Council (the Council) established the Burnett River Floodplain Action Plan Community Reference Group to develop the Burnett River Floodplain Action Plan. The Council engaged international services provider GHD who undertook an analysis of the Reference Group’s final report and identified measures/o

    Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Another Act Amendment Bill 2015
    The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence (the Taskforce) in its final report, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland (the Taskforce Report) made 140 recommendations, including specific changes to the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (DFVP Act). The Queensland Government response accepted these recommendations and identified the

    Implementation Update on the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry Recommendations
    The Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry was established on 17 January 2011 with broad-ranging powers to investigate the 2010-2011 floods. The Final Report was provided on 16 March 2012, from which 177 recommendations were made, with 123 within State responsibilities. As of October 2015, 117 recommendations within state responsibilities had been completed, with six recommendations remaining. Th

    Family Responsibilities Commission Amendment Bill 2015
    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) is a key mechanism supporting the Welfare Reform program operating in the communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale, Mossman Gorge and Doomadgee. Welfare Reform is designed to restore local authority and build stronger and more resilient communities. The FRC operates by convening conferences in relation to community members brought to its attention throug

    Transport Operations Marine Safety Bills 2015
    The Transport Operations (Marine Safety—Domestic Commercial Vessel National Law Application) Bill 2015 and the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 are cognate bills which are required to: ensure the seamless interaction between Queensland’s marine legislation and the National Law; and progress primary legislative amendments to facilitate the remake of th

    Multicultural Recognition Bill 2015
    Queenslanders come from over 220 countries speaking over 220 languages. A multicultural society provides opportunities for a diversified workforce and business ventures, access to tourism and export markets. Migrants and refugees make a significant contribution to the Queensland economy and community. The fiscal contribution of migrants to Australia is $1.6 billion in the first year after arrival

    Consultation on National Injury Insurance Scheme for Motor Vehicle Accidents
    The establishment of a National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS) alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was recommended by the Productivity Commission in its 2011 Inquiry Report, Disability Care and Support. The Productivity Commission proposed that a NIIS would cover the lifetime (i.e. until death) care and support needs of catastrophically injured people across four main stream

    Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 2015
    Under section 122 of the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (the Act), a review of the operation of the Act has been conducted to decide whether the Act’s provisions remain appropriate for the Queensland retail sector. The amendments to the Act contained in the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) are the outcome of the review consultation processes, including public consultation on a discus

    Establishment of a Rural Debt Taskforce
    Prevailing drought conditions in several regions of the State over recent months (and in some cases years) have exacerbated the issues faced by some Queensland farm businesses in terms of accessing sufficient finance and/or maintaining their repayments on existing debt. As a result, the issue of rural debt has been the focus of considerable recent media coverage and some stakeholders have sought a

    Draft State Infrastructure Plan
    The Government committed to deliver a State Infrastructure Plan to support the long-term prosperity, liveability and sustainability of Queensland. Investment in infrastructure underpins economic growth, supports jobs, and creates a lasting legacy for Queenslanders. The draft State Infrastructure Plan sets out a clear vision for how to grow Queensland, the infrastructure required to deliver that gr

    Review of OneSchool Student Protection Reporting system error
    On 30 July 2015, the Department of Education and Training (DET) became aware of a system failure which resulted in certain student protection reports not being transmitted to the Queensland Police Service (QPS). From 19 January to 30 July 2015, 644 student protection reports were not transmitted to QPS. Upon learning of the system failure, the Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Majo

    Outcomes of the Tourism and Commonwealth Games Cabinet Committee
    In March 2015, the Tourism and Commonwealth Games Cabinet Committee (the TCGCC) was established with broad responsibilities for growing the visitor economy and the delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). The TCGCC meets quarterly. To date, meetings have been held in May and August 2015 and at its meetings, the TCGCC considered the following issues: the status of planning and

    Improved health services at Wynnum
    Metro South Hospital and Health Service has been working with the Department of Health to develop a plan in respect to the provision of health services in Wynnum. The plan involves the following key elements: a new Wynnum Integrated Health Care Centre – which provides oral health services, breast screening services, allied health as well as addiction and mental health services, new specialist out

    Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
    The Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill) has been prepared for the protected area estate. These amendments: reinstate ‘the conservation of nature’ as the sole object of the Nature Conservation Act 1992; remove redundant provisions from the Nature Conservation Act 1992 that allowed the chief executive to grant stock grazing permits for emergency drought relief on

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