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    Your search for documents released in 2016-Aug returned 22 record/s.
    Response to the Parliamentary Committee Report relating to smoke alarms
    The Member for Kawana, Mr Jarrod Bleijie MP, introduced the Fire and Emergency Services (Smoke Alarms) Amendment Bill 2015 as a Private Members’ Bill on 2 December 2015. The Explanatory Notes to the Bill state the purpose of the Bill is to implement recommendations from the Coronial Inquest into the 2011 Slacks Creek house fire. The Bill does not address the installation of smoke alarms in bedroom

    Draft strategy - Advancing Tourism 2016-20 Growing jobs for Queenslanders
    Over the past 12 months, the Queensland tourism industry has experienced unprecedented growth. To capitalise on this growth, Queensland requires a modern, focused and agile tourism strategy that will increase jobs, overnight visitor expenditure and visitor numbers by: capitalising on the Asia opportunity growing quality products, events and experiences building a skilled workforce and business cap

    Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill 2016
    The Government is committed to assisting rural producers and communities across the State that are affected by debt and unprecedented drought conditions. With 83.92% of the State drought-declared, the additional $77.9 million in funding over five years for the Rural Assistance and Drought Package provided in the 2016-17 Budget comes at a crucial time for rural and regional Queensland. The $36 mill

    Gene Technology Queensland Bill 2016
    Gene technology activities in Australia are regulated through an integrated national legislative scheme which aims to protect the health and safety of people and the environment by identifying and managing risks. State, Territory and Commonwealth legislation are all required to achieve a nationally consistent scheme to provide full regulatory coverage for gene technology. Currently, Queensland’s g

    Memorandum of Understanding between Australian Government and State of Queensland on City Deals
    In April 2016, the Commonwealth Government released the Smart Cities Plan which aims to implement City Deals for key cities across Australia. During a visit to Townsville in July 2016, the Prime Minister and the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation reconfirmed that the Commonwealth Government would enter into City Deals, with Townsville to be the first Ci

    Submission to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Cairns Petrol Market Study
    Fuel prices are an issue the Queensland Government has raised over the last 18 months in response to community concerns that motorist in Brisbane and in Queensland more broadly are paying more fuel than in other states. In April 2016, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced Cairns will be the fourth regional location to be studied as part of its petrol monitoring arrang

    Connecting Care to Recovery - Plan for Queensland State-funded Mental Health Alcohol and other Drug Services 2016-21
    Connecting Care to Recovery - A Plan for Queensland’s State Funded Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services 2016-2021 (the Plan) provides an overarching framework to link significant new initiatives and ensure their coordination and integration within an ongoing program of mental health, alcohol and other drug reforms for the State. The Plan aligns with the directions articulated in My healt

    Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Action Plan 2016-18
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders are resilient with cultures and customs continuing to be a source of strength and pride and the foundation for good social and emotional wellbeing. However there is a significant gap in mental health and life outcomes with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders being more likely to: experience psychological distress; be hospitalised for m

    Appointments to the Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council
    Queenslanders come from over 220 countries and territories, speaking over 220 languages. A multicultural society provides opportunities for a diversified workforce and business ventures, access to tourism and export markets. The Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council is established under the Multicultural Recognition Act 2016. The Council will provide advice and make recommendations to the Min

    Grammar Schools Bill 2016
    In Queensland, grammar schools are established and regulated in accordance with the Grammar Schools Act 1975. The following eight grammar schools have been established over the period 1863 to 1892: Brisbane Grammar School; Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School; Ipswich Grammar School; Ipswich Girls Grammar School including Ipswich Junior Grammar School; Rockhampton Grammar School; Rockhampton Girls’

    Appointments to Queensland Theatre Company
    The Queensland Theatre Company is established under the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970. Under section 12 of the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970, the Queensland Theatre Company functions are in summary: to promote and encourage the development and presentation, public interest, participation, understanding and appreciation of the arts of the theatre; to produce, present and manage plays

    Agriculture Sector and Ekka Precinct Redevelopment
    The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (the RNA) promotes and encourages the development of Queensland’s agricultural, industrial, manufacturing and cultural resources. The primary production sector (including agriculture, fisheries and forestry) contributes significantly to the Queensland economy. For 2015-16, the total value of Queensland’s primary industry com

    Report on implementation of Government commitments as at 30 June 2016
    During the 2015 State election campaign, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) released a set of policies and commitments. Additional commitments were announced and reported in the media and made in letters to stakeholder groups. The published policies and additional commitments represent the election commitments of the Government. Government departments submit regular progress reports on the implemen

    Queensland and New South Wales Statement of Principles and Priorities for Cross border Collaboration 2016-19
    The Statement of Principles and Priorities for Cross-border Collaboration 2016-19 (the Statement) reaffirms and strengthens existing partnerships and collaboration between state and local governments, communities, business and industry groups and regional organisations, forged under the 2011 Queensland–New South Wales (NSW) Memorandum of Understanding on Cross-Border Collaboration (the MoU). The n

    Gaming Legislation Amendments
    The Government has considered amending the way in which gaming machine revenue from clubs that operate from more than one premises is taxed. Revenue from gaming machines is subject to a monthly gaming machine tax. For clubs, the rate of taxation is progressive. When a club operates from more than one premises, gaming revenue from all the club’s premises is aggregated before the progressive tax rat

    Limitations of Actions (Institutional Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse identified that one of the most significant barriers for victims seeking justice was that they were unable to meet the limitation periods within which to commence their claims. The Royal Commission considered that states and territory Governments should remove any limitation periods. The Limitations of Actions (Institutional C

    Personalised Transport Reform
    In October 2015, the Queensland Government commissioned an independent review of personalised transport services in Queensland called the Opportunities for Personalised Transport Review (OPT Review). The OPT Review Taskforce has delivered its final report to the government with recommendations for reform of the personalised transport industry. The Government adopted an alternative reform model in

    Domestic and Family Violence Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in its final report, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland 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 commencement of the review of the DFVP

    Queensland Financial Inclusion Plan
    The Queensland Financial Inclusion Plan (action plan) delivers a cross-agency, crosssector response to improve financial resilience and inclusion for Queenslanders, supported by strong partnerships with the financial and community sectors. The action plan will inform policy, program and service delivery to financially vulnerable Queenslanders and respond to issues arising from financial stress a

    Industrial Relations Bill 2016
    The purpose of the Industrial Relations Bill 2016 is to regulate Queensland’s industrial relations jurisdiction, which comprises the state and local government sectors. The Bill replaces the Industrial Relations Act 1999. The Bill was prepared in accordance with recommendations made in the report of the Industrial Relations Legislative Reform Reference Group entitled ‘A Review of the Industrial R

    Response Agriculture and Environment Commmittee Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    On 17 March 2016, the Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment introduced the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 into Parliament. The Bill was considered by the Agriculture and Environment Parliamentary Committee, which tabled its report on 30 June 2016. In its report, the committe

    Major Sports Facilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Major Sports Facilities Act 2001 (the Act) provides a process by which events are ‘declared’ for the purpose of regulating advertising near event venues. The Act enables the regulation of advertising to protect event sponsors from unauthorised advertising by rival businesses that have not contributed to an event. The capacity to protect events and sponsors from unauthorised advertising makes v

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    12 May, 2016

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