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Australian Crime Commission (Queensland) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
CrimTrac is a national information management system which enables Australia’s law enforcement agencies to share information. In November 2015, all jurisdictions agreed that CrimTrac should be merged into the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). This will bring together Australia’s national criminal intelligence and information capabilities. The Australian Crime Commission (Queensland) and Other Leg

Appointments to Animal Welfare Advisory Board
The treatment of animals on farm, in transport and at the point of slaughter is becoming a significant and growing issue. The Government committed to establishing a new animal welfare advisory board comprising technical, community and industry representatives to advise the Minister on issues associated with the development and promotion of codes of practices for the humane treatment of animals.

Appointment to the Electoral Commission of Queensland
Section 6 of the Electoral Act 1992 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Electoral Commission of Queensland and for the appointment of commissioners. When performing its functions under Part 3 of the Act, the Electoral Commission of Queensland is to be comprised of a chairperson, the Electoral Commissioner and one other commissioner and the Electoral Commission of Queensland is known a

Appointment of Commissioner Electrical Safety and Chair Electrical Safety Board and Electrical Licencing Committee
Under section 71 of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (ES Act), the Commissioner’s functions are to: Manage the activities of the Electrical Safety Board; Manage the activities of each electrical safety committee; Chair the Electrical Safety Board and the Electrical Safety Committee; advise the Minister on electrical safety matters generally; advise the Minister on proposed codes of practice after ap

Appointment to Non-State Schools Accreditation Board
The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (the Board). The functions of the Board as set out in the Act include: considering applications for accreditation of non-state schools; assessing and monitoring the suitability of their governing bodies; and accrediting schools complying with the crite

Appointments to Hospital and Health Boards
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 eng

Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan
Under the Advance Queensland Future Jobs Strategy, the industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector has been identified as having global growth potential and a significant contributor to the state’s economic prosperity and diversity. The Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, after both public and targeted industry consultation, is charting a course to deliver this potential for

Biosecurity Regulation 2016
The Biosecurity Act 2014 was passed on 6 March 2014 and assented to on 13 March 2014, and commences on 1 July 2016. The Biosecurity Act 2014 repeals six Acts as well as associated subordinate legislation and makes amendments to three other Acts. The Biosecurity Regulation 2016 supports the Biosecurity Act 2014. The Biosecurity Regulation 2016 contains a range of provisions that provide technical

Release of Queensland Climate Transition Discussion Paper
In December 2015, at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, the international community signed up to a climate change agreement (the Paris Agreement) that recognises the need for deep cuts in emissions. All countries committed to an ongoing plan to limit emissions in line with a "well below" 2°C limit on warming and to pursue eff

Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
The Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) makes amendments to various Acts within the education portfolio. The main objectives of the Bill are to: make the Preparatory (Prep) Year the compulsory first year of formal education for all Queensland school children and enable Prep-aged children to register for home education; provide a contemporary and streamlined governance

Exhibited Animals Regulation 2016
The Exhibited Animals Act 2015 was passed on 11 June 2015 and will commence on 1 July 2016. The Act replaces six licensing schemes and provisions spread across four Acts with a single licensing scheme under a single Act. The Exhibited Animals Regulation 2016 will support the Exhibited Animals Act 2015. The Regulation comprises several elements, including prescribing certain lower-risk categories

Gold Coast Infrastructure and project facilitation initiatives
The Gold Coast population continues to grow faster than the state average and is expected to grow at approximately 2.1 per cent over 25 years, increasing the population from 515 202 persons in 2011 to 866 634 persons in 2016. The Gold Coast Region has a lower unemployment rate than the State average and a relatively stable economy. The health care and social assistance industry is the largest empl

Government arrangements for access to the Government Wireless Network (GWN)
The Queensland Government is utilising the Government Wireless Network service which brings Queensland’s Public Safety Agencies onto the same radio communications platform and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of frontline operations. The Government Wireless Network provides: improved security, interoperability between agencies; added functionality; improved efficiency, improved safety thr

Review of guidelines for legal assistance and indemnity
The Guidelines for the Grant of Indemnities and Legal Assistance to Ministers and Assistant Ministers (the Ministerial Guidelines), which are contained in the Queensland Ministerial Handbook at Appendix 7, state the principles and practices for determining the provision of legal assistance and/or indemnities to Ministers in relation to investigations, inquiries, civil proceedings and criminal proc

Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016
The purpose of the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 is to provide a regulatory framework to facilitate treatment with medicinal cannabis, while also preventing unauthorised use of such products. The Bill provides two pathways for a patient to receive treatment with medicinal cannabis: Under the single-patient prescriber pathway, a medical practitioner who believes their patient may be

Proclamation under the Corporations (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2001
Under the Corporations (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2001 (the Act), the Parliament of Queensland referred to the Commonwealth Parliament the powers: to enact the Corporations Act 2001 and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 as Commonwealth legislation extending to each State; and to make laws about forming corporations, corporate regulation and financial products and service

Review of Queensland Government Procurement 2015 - Implementation Readiness Update
The Government has commenced implementation of the Interdepartmental Committee (IDC) report on the ‘Review of Queensland Government Procurement’ recommendations. The IDC’s report made nine recommendations to establish a new procurement operating model. The proposed operating model establishes new ways of working to achieve desired outcomes, such as optimising value for money and government objecti

Development of Protected Area Strategy for expansion and management of the protected area estate
Protected areas form the cornerstone of Queensland’s nature conservation programs currently cover 7.8% of the state. The protected areas include privately owned and managed protected areas (nature refuges) and state owned managed and jointly managed protected areas (national parks, conservation parks and resources reserves). These areas are managed for nature or heritage conservation purposes and

Public Safety Business Agency and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
The Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) was formally established by the Public Safety Business Agency Act 2014 (PSBA Act) on 21 May 2014. The PSBA Act authorises the PSBA to hold stated corporate and business support services for the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and the Inspector-General of Emergency Management (IGEM). The PSBA chief executive off

Government response to Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources Committee Report No. 23
On 12 November 2015, the then Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade, Hon Jackie Trad MP, introduced to the Parliament a package of three Bills - the Planning Bill 2015, the Planning and Environment Court Bill 2015 and the Planning (Consequential) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The Bills were referred t

Draft Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016-2021
The Queensland Government is developing a Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016-2021 (Sexual Health Strategy), which aims to support healthy and safe sexual experiences based on respect and consent, and to provide Queenslanders with the knowledge required to maintain optimal sexual and reproductive health. A key action of the Sexual Health Strategy is to improve sexual health outcomes for priori