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Your search for documents released in 2016-Jul returned 21 record/s.
Appointment to 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 responsible for the Training portfolio. The Skills Centre of Excellence represents a partnership model

Appointments to Board of Brisbane Housing Company Limited
The Brisbane Housing Company (BHC) was established as a not-for-profit charitable company in 2002 under a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council (the Council). BHC is an independent public company limited by shares. BHC has two types of shareholding, ordinary shares and community shares. The ordinary shareholders are the State, acting through the Department of

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer Racing Queensland Board
The Racing Queensland Board is the control body for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in Queensland and acts in the best interests of these codes. The Board identifies and responds to the industry’s strategic issues, identifies priorities for major capital expenditure and works collaboratively with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission to ensure the integrity of racing in Queensland

Appointments to Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board
The report of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, released on 28 February 2015, included recommendations for improving the review process for domestic and family violence related deaths in Queensland. In particular, the Taskforce recommended enhancing the existing Domestic and Family V

Appointments to Board of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
Sections 6(1) and 12 of the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (the Act) establish the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) and the GOLDOC Board, respectively. The functions of the Corporation, as set out in section 8 of the Act, includes undertaking and facilitating the organisation, conduct, promotion and commercial and financial management of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonw

Appointment to Jobs Queensland
The Jobs Queensland Act 2015 established Jobs Queensland as an independent statutory entity with key functions to give advice to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills about: the skills it anticipates will be needed for particular industries and regional areas; future workforce development and planning; and the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Qu

Appointment to Library Board of Queensland
The Library Board of Queensland is established under the Libraries Act 1988 (the Act). The Board has the functions conferred on it under section 20 of the Act. In summary, the Board’s functions are: to promote the advancement and effective operation and co-ordination of public libraries of all descriptions throughout the State; to encourage and facilitate the use of public libraries; to control

Appointments Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board and Southern Queensland Regional Parole Board
The Southern Queensland Regional Parole Board and the Central and Northern Queensland Regional Parole Board (Regional Parole Boards) are independent statutory bodies established under the Corrective Services Act 2006. The Regional Parole Boards make decisions in relation to prisoners serving a term of imprisonment of between three and less than eight years and all sex offenders and offenders deter

Appointment of Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal
The Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal Act 2013 provides for the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal. The functions of the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal include to review and make determinations about remuneration in connection with members and former members of the Legislative Assembly in Queensland, Cabinet approved that Anne Tiernan be recommended to the Gove

Community safety and education delivery for Aurukun
Offending by young people, including carjacking the principal of the Aurukun Campus of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy, during May 2016 led to the closure of the school and evacuation of school staff. It was decided that the school would close temporarily until the start of Term 3 on 11 July 2016, with a short term approach to provide education through the PCYC implemented. In a statem

Implementing the Advance Queensland Connecting with Asia Strategy
The Advance Queensland: Connecting with Asia Strategy forms an important part of the Advance Queensland agenda and aims to increase total overnight visitor expenditure. The Strategy builds on the success achieved in securing new and additional flights from China, Hong Kong and Canada into the Gold Coast, Cairns and Brisbane under the Attracting Aviation Investment Fund (AAIF). The investment will

Government response to contamination caused by perfluorinated aqueous fire-fighting foams
Fire-fighting foam containing the chemicals perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) was used in fire-fighting and fire-fighting training from the 1970s to the early-mid 2000s. Use of the foams has occurred at various Australian sites including civil airports, military air bases, large fuel storage terminals and refineries, and ports. A plume of groundwater contaminated

2014 Protocol to International Labour Organisation (ILO) Forced Labour Convention 1930 (No 29)
At the 2014 annual International Labour Conference, Australia chaired the Committee on Forced Labour and were active and influential participants in the drafting process of the 2014 Protocol to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29). The purpose of the Protocol is to address gaps in implementation of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 and reaffirms the

Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting - Masons Law) Amendment Bill 2016
The Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC), in its report Review of Child Protection Mandatory Reporting Laws for the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector, recommended that child protection mandatory reporting provisions in the Child Protection Act 1999 (CPA) be expanded to apply to particular professionals working in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. The Queensland Gover

Establishment of a Ministerial Champion Program
To support better economic and social outcomes in discrete and remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities the Government re-established the Government Champions program to address barriers to effective service delivery and to strengthen the capability of the Queensland Government to deliver innovative, efficient, effective and integrated services. In November 2015, the Treasurer, Min

Moving Ahead - strategic approach to increasing participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland economy 2016–2022
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders continue to experience disadvantage in accessing the labour market, and are overrepresented in unemployment statistics. Moving Ahead is the Queensland Government’s new economic participation strategy, and aims to ensure Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people have equitable access to the benefits of Queensland’s economy. Moving Ahead

Introduction of a Container Deposit Scheme and a plastic bag ban in Queensland
In 2014/15, 8.4 million tonnes of waste from households, businesses and construction was reported as generated in Queensland. Around 44% of this waste was reported as recycled. This compares to a recycling rate of over 65% in New South Wales (NSW) and over 70% in Victoria. This means that Queenslanders are still disposing of the majority of waste to landfill. Beyond poor waste recovery performanc

Queensland Family and Child Commission report into Queensland children missing from out-of-home-care - When a child is missing Remembering Tiahleigh
On 30 October 2015, Tiahleigh Palmer, a 12 year old girl in out-of-home-care, went missing and on 5 November 2015, she was found deceased. Six days elapsed after Tiahleigh was last seen before a media release was issued to seek public information. On 10 November 2015, the Premier and Minister for the Arts wrote to the Queensland Family and Child Commission requesting a whole-of-government systems

Queensland Rural and Remote Mental Health and Wellbeing Action Plan 2016-18
Rural and remote Queensland is home to just over 1.65 million Queenslanders from diverse backgrounds. While some communities in rural and remote areas are thriving and growing, others are facing significant adversity and uncertainty and are at risk of experiencing lower levels of wellbeing. This contributes to higher suicide rates and a higher proportion using alcohol and other drugs. Lower wellb

Response to Inquiry into tobacco licensing in Queensland - Committee Report No.19
In October 2015, the Legislative Assembly referred an inquiry into licensing arrangements in Queensland to the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic Violence Prevention Committee. As part of its inquiry, the Committee examined and considered the history of tobacco control and usage, types of tobacco licensing schemes, arrangements in other jurisdictions and international research.

Queensland Womens Strategy Community Implementation Plan 2016-18
The Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-21 (QWS) outlines the Government’s vision for women and girls: The Queensland community respects women, embraces gender equality and promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of all women and girls. The QWS was developed with input from community, business and government and has four priority areas: participation and leadership; economic securit