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    Appointment of Chairperson and members of Queensland Performing Arts Trust
    The Queensland Performing Arts Trust (the Trust) is established under the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977 (the Act). Under section 12 of the Act, the 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 schools, lectures, courses, seminars and other

    Report on review of the Blue Card System
    In Queensland, the blue card system is governed by the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (the Act) and complements other laws which aim to keep children safe. The blue card system is comprised of two elements: the ‘blue card’ or working with children check; and the requirement for organisations to develop and implement child and youth risk management strategies. The Qu

    Queensland Bus Driver Safety Review
    On 29 September 2016, the former Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games announced a review into bus driver safety after concerns were raised by key industry stakeholders. The review considered the nature and extent of violence, and triggers of violence towards bus drivers in Queensland. The review identified 20 potential initiatives that could be implemented to reduce the risk of viole

    Cross River Rail Business Case 2017
    On 13 June 2017, the Deputy Premier, Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning issued a Ministerial Direction under section 19 of the Building Queensland Act 2015. The Ministerial Direction stated that the Cross River Rail Business Case was to be made publicly available in a form that facilitated public awareness of, and accessibility to information about, the project.

    Agriculture Sector and Ekka Precinct Redevelopment
    The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (the RNA) promotes and encourages the development of Queensland’s agricultural, industrial, manufacturing and cultural resources. The primary production sector (including agriculture, fisheries and forestry) contributes significantly to the Queensland economy. For 2016-17, the total value of Queensland’s primary industry com

    Report on review of the Foster Care System
    In September 2016, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced that an Expert Panel would work with the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to conduct a review of the Blue Card and Foster Care Systems. The QFCC submitted the report, Keeping Queensland’s Children More Than Safe: Review of the Foster Care System (the Report). The Report concludes that the foster care system generall

    Public Release of the Draft Master Plan for priority Port of Gladstone
    The Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 (the Ports Act) commenced on 20 November 2015, providing a legislative framework for implementing the Queensland Government’s port-related commitments and actions of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan (Reef 2050), including mandating master planning for Queensland’s priority ports. A draft master plan for the priority Port of Gladstone has been

    Report on implementation of Government commitments as at 30 June 2017
    During the 2015 State election campaign, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) released a set of policies and commitments. Additional commitments were announced and reported in the media and made in letters to stakeholder groups. The published policies and additional commitments represent the election commitments of the Government. Government departments submit regular progress reports on the implemen

    Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017
    The Security of Payment discussion paper was released in December 2015, followed by extensive consultation. The Queensland Building Plan: A discussion paper for industry and consumers, released in November 2016, proposed reforms to key areas including security of payment. Consultation outcomes reinforced previous analysis of systemic problems within the building and construction industry. The resu

    Government Response to Parliamentary Committee Report on Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016
    On 8 November 2016, the Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 (the Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly and referred to the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee (committee) for consideration. The committee tabled its report on the Bill, Report No. 42, on 7 March 2017. Report No. 42 made seven recommendations, including that the Bill be passed. Th

    Towing Industry Reforms
    The towing industry in Queensland is regulated by the Tow Truck Act 1973 and Tow Truck Regulation 2009, however removing vehicles from private property, such a car parks, is not covered by the regulatory framework. In response to the growing community concerns regarding the removal of vehicles from private property the Queensland Government commissioned an independent investigation. The independe

    Tow Truck and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    The towing industry in Queensland is regulated by the Tow Truck Act 1973 and Tow Truck Regulation 2009, however removing vehicles from private property, such a car parks, is not covered by the regulatory framework. In response to the growing community concerns regarding the removal of vehicles from private property the Queensland Government commissioned an independent investigation. The independe

    Queensland Drones Strategy Consultation Paper
    The Queensland Government recognises the potential for economic growth and job creation arising from the global drone industry. Queensland has an established industry presence in the use, design and manufacture of drones. More than 30 per cent of Australia’s growing drone industry is located in Queensland. It is expected that almost three million drones will be produced in 2017, a 39 per cent in

    Hospital Foundations Bill 2017
    The current Hospitals Foundations Act 1982 provides for the establishment and regulation of hospital foundations (foundations). Foundations help their associated Hospital and Health Service and support the Queensland public health system generally by raising funds to improve facilities, supporting educational and training opportunities for staff, funding research, and supporting and promoting the

    Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    Key changes to the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 include: introducing an offence of industrial manslaughter (negligence causing death); establishing an independent statutory office for work health and safety prosecutions; expanding the jurisdiction of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) to hear and determine disputes relating to work health and

    Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    The Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) is an omnibus Bill. The Bill’s primary objectives are to: implement four recommendations of the Gasfields Commission Review to update the statutory negotiation and alternative dispute resolution process for conduct and compensation agreements (CCA) and make good agreements (MGA); make amendments to streamline the process for

    Enhancing Reef Protection Regulation - Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement
    The Reef 2050 Plan commits the Queensland and Australian Governments to achieving at least a 50 per cent reduction in nitrogen in priority areas by 2018, up to an 80 per cent reduction in nitrogen runoff by 2025, and at least a 20 per cent sediment reduction in priority areas by 2018, up to a 50 per cent reduction in sediment runoff from key reef catchments by 2025. In its 2016 report, the Great

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