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    Your search for documents released in 2016-Sep returned 24 record/s.
    Adoption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence finalised a review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009 and tabled a report in Parliament on the outcomes of the review on 8 August 2016. The review found that, while the Adoption Act was continuing to work effectively, there were opportunities to enhance ce

    Appointments to the Queensland and seven Regional Disability Advisory Councils
    The Queensland Disability Advisory Council (QDAC) and seven Regional Disability Advisory Councils (RDACs) are established under section 222 of the Disability Services Act 2006. QDAC and RDACs provide advice and raise important disability issues with the Minister and state government departments. The councils are a key channel for consultation on national disability matters, and contribute to and s

    Appointment of members of 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 Q

    Appointments to Queensland Performing Arts Trust
    The Queensland Performing Arts Trust is established under the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977. Under section 12 of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977, the Queensland Performing Arts Trust functions are: to produce, present and manage the performing arts in the building occupied by the Trust at the Queensland Cultural Centre or any other building; to establish and conduct sch

    Appointments to Trade and Investment Queensland Board
    The Trade and Investment Queensland Board (TIQ Board) was established in 2013 under section 16 of the Trade and Investment Queensland Act 2013. The TIQ Board is responsible for ensuring Trade and Investment Queensland performs its functions in a proper, effective and efficient way. Trade and Investment Queensland is the government’s lead agency responsible for facilitating and promoting trade and

    Appointment of the Training Ombudsman
    The Further Education and Training Act 2014 provides for the appointment of the Training Ombudsman as an independent statutory position aimed at restoring accountability within the training sector by providing vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders with dispute resolution services for what can be a very complex sector. The Training Ombudsman provides complete wrap around support for

    Appointment to University of Queensland Senate
    The University of Queensland Senate is the governing body of the University established by the University of Queensland Act 1998. The Act outlines the functions of the University which include providing education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the senate considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community. The Act provides for a 22 me

    Queensland Climate Adaptation Directions Statement
    Climate change impacts, including increased average temperatures, more intense rainfall events, flooding, sea level rise, more severe cyclones and reduced rainfall and increased evaporation across much of the state pose risks to Queensland’s economy, environment, infrastructure and communities. In May 2016 the release of the Advancing Climate Action in Queensland: Making a transition to a low car

    Amendments to Constitution of Queensland and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    On 25 February 2016, the Committee of the Legislative Assembly tabled its report on the Review of the Parliamentary Committee System. On 19 April 2016, the Premier and Minister for the Arts tabled the Government response to the Report, accepting all recommendations and stating that the Government would introduce legislation into the Parliament to amend the Constitution of Queensland 2001 (the Co

    Second Action Plan (2016-17 to 2018-19) of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy
    The Queensland Government accepted all 121 Government based recommendations and supported the 19 non-government recommendations of the landmark ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ Report, as a gesture of commitment to eliminating domestic and family violence in Queensland. Significant progress has been achieved in the first year of reform to establish the foundations of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention

    Environment Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill will amend the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act) and the Water Act 2000 to ensure that the environmental impacts of groundwater take are better managed and that deficiencies in the make good arrangements for groundwater take are addressed. The Bill amends the environmental authority process u

    Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 (HVNL) is a national scheme legislation central to the national heavy vehicle reform agenda. The Heavy Vehicle National Law Amendment Bill 2016 makes necessary changes to: reform chain of responsibility obligations and executive officer liabilities to confirm that each responsible party has a primary duty of care to ensure the safety of their transport activ

    Implementation plan for Government response to Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Report
    The Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Report and the Queensland Government’s Response were released on 18 July 2016. The Government response accepted all six recommendations of the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Report in principle.  Also on 18 July 2016, Government publicly committed to developing a detailed plan for implementation of the Queensland Government Res

    Keno Amendment Regulation (No 1) 2016
    The Keno Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2016 amends the Keno Regulation 2007 to provide that appointed keno agents may carry on operations for the conduct of a keno game up to two hours after liquor sales cease or for the same period of time as the allowed hours for gaming machines at the premises. Prior to 1 July 2016, both keno operations in licensed premises and gaming machine operations were re

    Lower Burdekin Catchment Development project
    In April 2016, the final contractors’ Part 7 Synthesis report on the Lower Burdekin Catchment Development (LBCD) project was presented to the Queensland Government. The LBCD project involved the following components: an assessment of the current and potential demand for new water and the operation of the water market; identification of how much surface and groundwater is available; an assessment

    Queensland sentinel events review into homicide and public sector mental health services
    In March 2015, the Queensland Government approved the commencement of a state-wide clinical review of sentinel events involving individuals with a mental illness, to be managed by Queensland Health (the Sentinel Events Review). An independent review committee was appointed to conduct the clinical review pursuant to the provisions of Part 6, Division 3, of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011.

    Queensland Mental Health Commission effectiveness review - final report
    The Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) was established on 1 July 2013 under the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (the Act). The main object of the QMHC is to drive ongoing reform towards a more integrated, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health and substance misuse system. Pursuant to section 55 of the Act, in April 2016 the Director-General of Queensland Health reques

    Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Bill 2016
    The Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Bill 2016 is a major component in implementing the national rail safety reforms in Queensland. The reforms will deliver a more consistent approach to policy and regulation across Australia, and remove economic inefficiencies that had been created by existing inconsistencies in the rail regulatory regimes between states and territories in Australia. The Bi

    Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Bill 2016
    The Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Bill (the Bill) implements the Government’s primary legislative response to three reviews commissioned by the Government in relation to organised crime: Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry; Review of the Criminal Organisation Act 2009; and Taskforce on Organised Crime Legislation. The Bill also introduces the Government’s self-

    Release of the Queensland State of the Environment Report 2105
    The sixth Queensland State of the Environment report, for the period 2012-2015, has been prepared as a website (SoE 2015) and companion In Brief summary report. SoE 2015 is Australia’s first web-based state of the environment report drawing on data harvested from a range of thematic sources and published through the Queensland Government data portal. This innovative approach to visually represent

    Transport Operations Passenger Transport Taxi and Limousine Industry Assistance Amendment Bill 2016
    In August 2016, the then Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games announced reforms to the regulation of personalised transport in Queensland. To accompany these reforms, a $100 million Industry Adjustment Assistance Package (IAAP) was also announced in order to assist the taxi and limousine industry to adjust to an increase in competition. The IAAP includes business advisory support, tr

    Working Holiday Maker Visa Review
    In August 2016, the Australian Government announced that it would be conducting a review of the broad range of issues affecting the supply and taxation of labour performed by working holiday maker visa holders (the WHM Review). The WHM Review included a proposal to remove the tax threshold for working holiday maker visa holders which would see the application of a tax rate of 32.5 per cent for no

    Water (Local Management Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2016
    The Local Management Arrangements (LMA) Project involves the potential transfer of up to eight of SunWater’s channel irrigation schemes to new entities that will be owned and controlled by the irrigation customers in each scheme. In order to implement LMA, the Water (Local Management Arrangements) Amendment Bill 2016 will allow for the business associated with each channel scheme to be transferred

    Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17 year old Persons) Amendment Bill 2016
    The youth justice system in Queensland currently applies to young people aged between 10 and 16 years of age, with 17-year-olds treated as adults in the criminal justice system. Inclusion of 17-year-olds in the adult criminal justice system is inconsistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the law in all other Australian states and territories. It is also inconsist

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    12 May, 2016

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