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Animal Management (Protecting Puppies) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
Significant animal welfare issues can arise if breeding dogs and their progeny are housed and/or managed in conditions that fail to meet the dogs' behavioural, social, psychological and/or physiological needs. The Animal Management (Protecting Puppies) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) amends the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 to require owners of breeding dogs to r

Appointments to Legal Practice Committee
The Legal Practice Committee (the Committee) is a disciplinary body, originally established under the Legal Profession Act 2004 and continued under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act), to hear and decide discipline applications lodged by the Legal Services Commission. Section 622 of the Act provides for the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills, as the

Appointment of members to Workers Compensation entitlement review panels
Section 193A of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) provides an entitlement of additional lump sum compensation to injured workers who were adversely affected by the common law threshold in place between 15 October 2013 and 31 January 2015. A worker injured during this period who had been assessed as having a 5 per cent or lower degree of permanent impairment is prohibi

Appointment of the South Bank Corporation Board
South Bank Corporation is a statutory corporation established under the South Bank Corporation Act 1989 (the Act). Its principal functions are to promote, facilitate, carry out and control development with in the South Bank Corporation area, and includes providing for a diverse range of recreational, cultural and educational pursuits for visitors. The Act provides that the South Bank Corporation

Brisbane Casino Agreement Amendment Bill 2016
In July 2015, the Destination Brisbane Consortium was announced as the Queensland Government’s preferred proponent to deliver an iconic tourism, leisure and entertainment precinct in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. In December 2015, the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Bill 2015 (the QWB Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly. The QWB Bill ratifies the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Casino Agreement

Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2016 and Director of Child Protection Litigation Bill 2016
In 2013, the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry made 121 recommendations to transform the existing child protection system. The Queensland Government is implementing legislative amendments to respond to the Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations in three stages. The Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2016 (CPRA Bill) and the Director of Child Protection Litigation Bill 2016 (D

Report on domestic and family violence services audit
The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence (the Taskforce), chaired by The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, provided its report ‘Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland’ (the Taskforce report) to the Premier and Minister for the Arts on 28 February 2015. On 18 August 2015, the Government released its response to the Taskforce Report which accepted

Final Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy
On 18 August 2015 the Government released its response to the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence Report ‘Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland’ which accepted all 121 Government based recommendations and supported the 19 non-government recommendations. At the same time, the Government also released a draft Domestic and Family Violence Preven

Government Response - Health and Ambulance Services Committee Report - Mental Health and Mental Health Recovery Model Bills 2015
The Health and Ambulance Services Committee released a Report on the Mental Health Bill 2015 and the Mental Health (Recovery Model) Bill 2015. The Committee’s Report makes 15 recommendations. The Committee was unable to make a recommendation on whether either Bill should be passed, with Government members supporting the Mental Health Bill 2015 and Opposition members supporting the Private Member’s

Review of the Industrial Relations Framework in Queensland
The Industrial Relations Legislative Reform Reference Group presented its Report “A Review of the Industrial Relations Framework in Queensland” to the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs in December 2015. The Report made a number of recommendations on Queensland’s industrial relations laws to be included in a proposed new Act

Motorcycle Licensing Reform
Reforming the Queensland motorcycle licensing system is a priority outcome for the Government. The most direct way to try and improve motorcycle rider safety is to ensure novice riders have the appropriate skills and experience to ride a motorcycle on the road. The Government sought feedback from the community and key stakeholders and following an evaluation a holistic approach to reforming the mo

Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016
The purpose of the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2015 is to provide a regulatory framework to facilitate treatment with medicinal cannabis, while also preventing unauthorised use of such products. Under this proposed regulatory framework, the supply chain of medicinal cannabis will be extremely tight. A medical practitioner who believes their patient may benefit from treatment with medi

Mineral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (the Act) was the first step in Modernising Queensland Resources Acts Program. While the Act primarily served to establish a new common Act for resources tenures, it also contained other changes to implement a range of additional policy objectives. The Mineral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) amends or repeals the r

Mineral Resources (Aurukun Bauxite Resource) Amendment Bill 2016
The Mineral Resources (Aurukun Bauxite Resource) Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) amends the special provisions of the Mineral Resources Act 1989 (MRA) which apply to an Aurukun project. The Ngan Aak-Kunch Aboriginal Corporation commenced proceedings in the High Court of Australia to challenge certain Aurukun provisions on the grounds that they are inconsistent with the Racial Discrimination Act 197

Queensland Tourism Investment Guide 2016
The Queensland Tourism Investment Guide is a first for Queensland and is aimed at promoting tourism investment and providing investors with preliminary information about the investment fundamentals in Queensland tourism regions. The guide complements current investment attraction efforts, is a useful resource to attract investment interest in Queensland and provides a product to serve the governme

Quad bike safety - a coordinated Queensland Government Response
Quad bikes pose a significant safety issue for the Queensland community as they are associated with a growing number of injuries and fatalities in both work and recreational settings. This requires a whole of government approach with a suite of solutions to improve safety outcomes. The Government has committed to improving quad bike safety through a whole of government approach and developed a th

Government Response to Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 19 - Inquiry into Strategic Review Report of Integrity Commissioner functions
The Integrity Act 2009 (the Act) provides for the conduct of strategic reviews of the Integrity Commissioner’s functions. The first strategic review was to be conducted within four years after the commencement of the provision. However, due to the commencement of a broader open Government review and the appointment of a new Integrity Commissioner in July 2014, the previous government delayed the s

Response to Report on adequacy of existing financial protections for Queensland seniors
The Inquiry into the adequacy of existing financial protections for Queensland’s seniors, Report No. 2, details the investigation undertaken by the Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee into the issues and challenges facing seniors, from a financial perspective. The Parliamentary Committee inquiry noted that Queenslanders today are working longer,

Government Response - Health Legislation Waiting List Integrity Amendment Bill 2015
On 19 May 2015, the Queensland Member for Caloundra, Mark McArdle, introduced the Health Legislation (Waiting List Integrity) Amendment Bill 2015 (the Bill), proposing amendments to the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 and the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011, to provide for the auditing and reporting of data relating to waiting times for patients of Hospital and Health Services. The Health and Ambul

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. Following consultation on the draft State Infrastructure Plan, the final plan sets out a clear vision for how to grow Queensland, the

Whole-of-government social cohesion approach and countering violent extremism referral program
In response to recent events in Australia and overseas, governments around the world and within Australia are increasingly turning their attention to social cohesion as a mechanism to counter violent extremism (CVE). This approach recognises that legislative and policing work in the CVE area is more effective if complemented by community-based social cohesion strategies. Compared with other countr

Queensland Womens Strategy 2016-21
Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-21 (QWS) outlines the Government’s vision for women and girls with input from the community, business and government. An extensive state-wide consultation was undertaken to help determine the key issues contributing to gender inequality in Queensland. The QWS presents: Vision: The Queensland community respects women, embraces gender equality and promotes and prote

National Water Infrastructure Development Fund
The Commonwealth Government announced the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund in the Developing Northern Australia and Agriculture Competiveness white papers in mid-2015. The fund provides for feasibility studies to advance the information available to support planning and investment decisions for water supply infrastructure. A Queensland Government interagency process assessed the appl