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Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2015 and Appropriation (Parliament) Bill (No. 2) 2015
The Financial Accountability Act 2009 (the FA Act) contains statutory processes for the finalisation of departmental appropriations at the end of the financial year. Section 35 of the FA Act provides that should expenditure from the Consolidated Fund exceed the amount approved by annual appropriation, the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Treasurer, may authorise the expenditure.

Appointments to Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (QCAT Act) establishes Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal as an independent tribunal and provides for the appointment of members. QCAT commenced operation on 1 December 2009 and amalgamated 18 of the State’s tribunals and other bodies into one, providing a single gateway through which the community can access civil and administrat

Appointment Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Training and Skills. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model between industr

Appointment Central 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 en

Appointment of Director of Forensic Disability
The Director of Forensic Disability has an independent statutory oversight role to ensure the protection of the rights of forensic disability clients, and that the detention, assessment, care and support, and protection of the clients comply with the Forensic Disability Act 2011 (the Act). As outlined under section 87 of the Act, the Director has the following functions— ensuring the protection o

Appointment of assisting psychiatrists to Mental Health Court
Established under section 381 of the Mental Health Act 2000, the Mental Health Court: determines the mental condition of persons charged with indictable offences decides on appeals against decisions made by the Mental Health Review Tribunal considers other matters relating to the detention of patients and applications for changing forensic orders. It also has special powers of inquiry into the

Appointment Principal Commissioner Queensland Family and Child Commission
The Family and Child Commission Act 2014 provides that there is to be a Principal Commissioner of the Queensland Family and Child Commission. The role of the Principal Commissioner includes ensuring that the Commission performs its functions under the Act effectively and efficiently. The functions of the Principal Commissioner are also to control the Commission and to record, analyse, research

Appointment to Council of Queensland Institute of Medical Research
The Queensland Institute of Medical Research is established under section 3 of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945 Act (‘the Act’) for the purpose of research into any branch or branches of medical science. Section 4 of the Act provides that Membership of the Council consists of at least seven, but not more than 11, members appointed by the Governor in Council. Section 5B of the

Relationships Civil Partnerships and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015
The Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015 implements the Government’s election commitment to restore civil partnership ceremonies. The Bill ensures that adult couples, regardless of their gender, can have an official civil partnership ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate their relationships. The Bill reinstates civil partnership ceremonies by: renaming the Relatio

Release of deliverables for DestinationQ forum
The State of the Industry (SOTI) online report is about tracking the progress of the DestinationQ partnership, and the achievements of the government, industry and university partnership. It is also a key deliverable of the Destination Success Action Plan (2014-2015). The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), regional tourism organisations, government agencies and universities have all cont

Establishment of Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board
The report of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland (the Taskforce), Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland (the Taskforce report), released on 28 February 2015, recommended enhancing the existing Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Unit located in the Office of the State Coroner (the Unit), and, in consultation with key

Energy and Water Ombudsman Amendment Bill 2015
The Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland (EWOQ) provides a free, independent dispute resolution service for residential and small business customers to help them resolve complaints with energy and water suppliers. Small businesses for these purposes are currently defined as businesses using less than 100 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity per year. This definition means that many businesses that

Liquid Fuel Supply Ethanol and Other Biofuels Mandate Bill 2015
The Queensland Government is committed to growing the Queensland economy through a vibrant biofuels and bio-manufacturing industry which will support regional Queensland. One way to support the Queensland biofuels industry is a biofuels mandate. In June 2015, the Government released a discussion paper on a proposed mandate for ethanol and biobased diesel. There is strong community support for bio

Review of existing fly in fly out (FIFO) arrangements in Queensland
The Queensland Government is committed to delivering strong and sustainable resource communities across Queensland. Part of this commitment is to introduce choice for workers to live in the resource communities near where they work. A wide-ranging review of existing 100 per cent fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) operations by an independent expert panel chaired by Mr Leo Zussino commenced on 6 May 2015. Th

Addressing Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice) in Queensland
The upsurge in the use of ice in Australia has had a chaotic effect on many individuals, families and communities and Queensland has not been exempt from this growing national and international problem. While Queensland will continue to work collaboratively with all other Australian Governments through the National Ice Taskforce to develop a National Ice Action Strategy, it is important that Quee

Jobs Queensland 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 Jobs Queensland as an independent statutory entity providing strategic industry advice to Government on skills demand and long-term workforce planning, with a focus on making the Queensland vocationa

Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No.2) 2015
The Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2015 proposes amendments to the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (COBA), Local Government Act 2009 (LGA), Local Government Electoral Act 2011 (LGEA) and the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA). The Bill amends the COBA and the LGA to clarify that an accepted how-to-vote card under the LGEA section 179 is not ‘election material’ for the pur

Independent review of Moreton Bay Rail project flood event
In May 2015, South East Queensland experienced an extreme weather event with some communities, including those within the Moreton Bay Rail (MBR) project area, receiving in excess of 300 millimetres of rain within three hours. The Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade announced on 5 May 2015 an immediate independent

Mental Health Bill 2015
A Draft Mental Health Bill was released for a two-month consultation period to 26 June 2015. An extensive range of consultation workshops and meetings were held during the consultation period. Feedback provided during consultation indicated strong support for the Bill from most stakeholders. Mental health consumers and their representative groups were particularly supportive of the provisions of t

Early Action - Queensland Mental Health Promotion Prevention and Early Intervention Action Plan 2015-2017
The Queensland Government is committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders and to reducing the incidence, severity and duration of mental illness and mental health problems. Good mental health and wellbeing affects our ability to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and contribute to the community. However many people experience poor mental health wit

Queensland Productivity Commission Bill 2015
While the current interim Queensland Productivity Commission (the Commission) has been operating since May 2015 as a public service office in the Treasury portfolio, the Queensland Productivity Commission Bill 2015 establishes the Commission as an independent statutory body to formalise its operational independence from Government. The establishment of the Commission was a key election commitment

Administrative responsibility for Queensland Industrial Relations Commission
The previous Government amended the Industrial Relations Act 1999 to alter the administrative functions of the president of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and impose an additional requirement on persons able to be appointed to the position of deputy president (Court). The administrative responsibility for the Commission and Registry is to be returned to the president. In addition,

Establishment of Radiation Oncology Service at Rockhampton Regional Cancer Centre
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service has a multidisciplinary team including public medical oncologists, haematologists, nurses, allied health staff, pharmacists, and technical staff to support a best practice radiation oncology service, but does not have the necessary specialised workforce to deliver the radiation oncology service itself. Radiation oncology service at Rockhampton would p

Health and Ambulance Services Committee Report No 2 Inquiry into personal health promotion interventions
The Inquiry into personal health promotion interventions using telephone and web-based technologies, Report No. 2, details the findings of the Health and Ambulance Services Committee in relation to the evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health coaching interventions, specifically those which relate to increasing physical activity, improving nutrition and reducing weight. The

Review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009
The Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs has initiated a review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009 (the Act) and will review the impact of Queensland’s adoption legislation on children and families. The Act requires the Minister to ensure the operation of the Act is reviewed, as soon as practicable, five years after comm

Queensland Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2015-2017
The Queensland Government is committed to reducing suicide and its impact on Queenslanders. In 2014, an estimated 627 Queenslanders died by suicide. While the suicide rate in Queensland has been relatively stable at 13.3 per 100,000, it continues to exceed the national average of 10.8 per 100,000 and is higher than that experienced in most other States and Territories. For every suicide an estima

Workers Compensation Regulation 2015 and response to Committee report on Bill
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Amendment Regulation 2015 (the amendment regulation) prescribes regulation to support the operation of section 193A of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act). Key changes being given effect by the amendment regulation include: Prescribing conditions for entitlement, the amount of compensation payable and the administrative proce