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Queensland an age friendly community strategic direction statement
The proposed seniors strategy follows the ‘age-friendly community’ model developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and is comprised of eight domains: social participation; transportation; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; communication and information; community support and health services; housing; and outdoor spaces and buildings. Queensland: an age-friend

Appointments to the Queensland Local Government Grants Commission
The Queensland Local Government Grants Commission (the Commission) is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act), primarily to make recommendations to the Minister for Local Government on the distribution of the Commonwealth financial assistance grants to local governments. The Local Government (Financial Assistance) Act 1995 (Cwth) (the LGFAA) provides that a State is not entitled

Appointment to Non State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee
The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of two bodies, the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board and the Non-State Schools Eligibility for Government Funding Committee (Funding Committee). The Funding Committee is established under section 133 of the Act. The functions of the Funding Committee are set out in section 134 of the Act and i

Appointments to the Public Records Review Committee
The Public Records Review Committee (the Committee) is established under the Public Records Act 2002 (the Act) to advise the Minister and the State Archivist about issues affecting the administration and enforcement of the Act. The Committee’s role is to decide any disputes referred to the Committee under section 19(4) of the Act, and to review decisions of the State Archivist, but not to authoris

Appointment of sessional members to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (QCAT Act) establishes QCAT and provides for appointment of members and adjudicators. Sections 183 and 198 of the QCAT Act provide that: as many senior members, ordinary members and adjudicators as are required for the proper functioning of the tribunal must be appointed; a senior member, ordinary member or adjudicator must be recommended f

Appointment of Commissioner of Queensland Family and Child Commission
The Family and Child Commission Act 2014 provides for the appointment of Commissioners of the Queensland Family and Child Commission. The functions of a Commissioner includes to ensure the Commission performs its functions under the Act effectively and efficiently and to make recommendations to the Minister about matters relating to the performance or exercise of the functions and powers of the

Appointments to Queensland Racing Boards
The Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (QACRIB) is responsible for the good management of the racing industry in Queensland, including thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhound racing. The Racing Act 2002 provides that the QACRIB includes among its members, the chairpersons of the Queensland Thoroughbred Racing Board, the Queensland Harness Racing Board and the Queensland Greyhound

Appointments to the Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel
The Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel (the Panel), to be chaired by the Queensland Government Architect, Mr Malcolm Middleton, is a non-statutory advisory body with a State-wide remit. The Panel is intended to champion high quality urban design and help foster a holistic approach to land use and infrastructure planning to create and support economically sustainable, vibrant and adaptable

Government response - Queensland Competition Authority report on Aquaculture Regulation
Over the past decade, growth of the aquaculture industry in Queensland has stagnated with no new major entrants to the industry and only three significant pond farm expansions being approved. The Queensland aquaculture industry contends that new investment in the sector is being discouraged by a complex and protracted regulatory framework, with no certainty about the outcome. In September 2013, t

Queensland Biosecurity Capability Review
A review of the capabilities of the Queensland biosecurity system was undertaken by an independent panel and handed to the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries. The Queensland Biosecurity Capability Review Report recognises that biosecurity risk is increasing in Queensland due to the expansion in movement of humans, livestock populations, animal and plant products, increased geographic distrib

Crocodile Management in Far North Queensland
Estuarine crocodiles are a vulnerable species in Queensland, and are still recovering from extensive culling and harvesting during the 20th century. However, as crocodile populations have increased, some sectors of the community are concerned that they pose a greater risk to human safety, particularly around expanding urbanised areas in Far North Queensland. Traditionally, the State Government has

Electricity and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
In December 2015, the Queensland Government, announced its intention to effect a merger of Energex and Ergon into a single business under a new parent company (Parent Co). A separate Energy Services Business will be established as a subsidiary of Parent Co. The merger is to be implemented on 1 July 2016 with the objective of improving network efficiencies. Implementation of the merged network b

Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2016
When sites on which potentially environmentally damaging activities are conducted are subject to receivership, administration or liquidation, company financial structures can make it difficult to pursue financial accountability for, and require, clean-up, leaving substantial environmental legacies which need to be addressed by the State and ultimately funded by taxpayers. Amendments to the Environ

Working together for better housing and sustainable communities Public Consultation Paper
The Queensland Government has commenced work towards a new Queensland Housing Strategy for housing and homelessness that will reflect the government’s objectives for the community including providing responsive and integrated services and safe, secure and affordable housing options for all Queenslanders. The new Strategy will draw on other key bodies of work being undertaken across government an

Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry - Government Response
The Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry commenced on 1 May 2015 by the Commissions of Inquiry Order (No. 1) 2015. Mr Michael Byrne QC was appointed as Commissioner to lead the Inquiry. The terms of reference required the Commission of Inquiry to focus on four key areas: major illicit drug and illicit drug precursor markets; online child sexual offending, including the child exploitat

Developing a Queensland Climate Transition Strategy
In December 2015, at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, the international community signed up to a climate change agreement (Paris Agreement) that recognises the need for deep cuts in emissions. All countries committed to an ongoing plan to limit emissions. The Queensland Government has completed a business-as-usual emissions proje

Penalties and Sentences (Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council) Amendment Bill 2016
The Penalties and Sentences (Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council) Amendment Bill 2016 amends the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 by establishing the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council, an independent body which will enhance the community’s confidence in the criminal sentencing process. The Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council provides the government, the judiciary and the community wit

Changes to Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme and commercial fishing in freshwater
A review of legislative arrangements for managing freshwater fisheries resources in Queensland (under the Fisheries Act 1994 and the Fisheries Regulation 2008) has been undertaken by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Key issues presented in a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement released in late 2014 related to management arrangements for and potential to expand the Stocked Impoun

Consultation on Ten Year Strategic Training Asset Management Plan
The vocational, education and training (VET) sector has undergone significant changes in recent years and will continue to contribute to the economic growth of Queensland. Recognising that state-owned training assets will continue to play a vital role in facilitating VET delivery, the Government is developing a ten year Strategic Training Asset Management Plan (STAMP) to maximise the training and

Underground coal gasification activity in Queensland
Since 2009, underground coal gasification (UCG) pilot trial projects have been undertaken to demonstrate the technical, commercial and environmental viability of the technology, including the management of environmental impacts. The UCG trial projects have been conducted on a limited scale only. A legislative moratorium will be introduced on all activities relating to mineral (f) under the Mine

Public Health (Water Risk Management) Amendment Bill 2016
The Bill amends the Public Health Act 2005 to implement a legislative framework that: improves the management and control of health risks associated with the supply and use of water in hospitals and residential aged care facilities, in particular the health risks associated with Legionella bacteria; and provides greater transparency of water testing activities being undertaken by facilities. The B