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Amendments to the Mental Health Amendment Bill 2016
The Mental Health Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) amends the Mental Health Act 2016. The Bill was introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 30 November 2016. The Government identified further provisions for inclusion in the Mental Health Act 2016 to address matters relating to the Mental Health Review Tribunal. Specifically, the proposed amendments to the Bill will amend the Mental Health Act 20

Appointment of Ordinary Commissioners to Crime and Corruption Commission
The Crime and Corruption Commission (the Commission) is established under section 220 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001. The Commission is tasked with combating and reducing the incidence of major crime and corruption in the Queensland public sector. The Commission has investigative powers, not ordinarily available to the police service, which enables the Commission to effectively investigate m

Appointment of Chairperson to Queensland Rail Transit Authority (Queensland Rail) Board
The Queensland Rail Transit Authority (Queensland Rail) Board is responsible for overseeing the functions of Queensland Rail in accordance with the requirements of the Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013: deciding the strategies and the operational, administrative and financial policies of Queensland Rail; ensuring Queensland Rail performs its functions and exercises its powers in a proper,

Appointment of Chairperson and members of Library Board of Queensland
The Library Board of Queensland (the Board) 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;

Appointments to Mental Health Review Tribunal
The Mental Health Review Tribunal (the Tribunal) is established under the Mental Health Act 2000 (the Act). Its primary role is to provide independent review of persons subject to involuntary detention and treatment under the Act. The Tribunal conducts hearings for involuntary, including forensic, patients throughout Queensland. Hearing panels are composed of three categories of members: legal;

Appointments to Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees
The Board of the Queensland Museum is established under the Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987. Under section 12 of the Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987, the Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees (the Board) functions include: to control, manage and maintain the Queensland Art Gallery the Gallery) and each branch thereof; to develop the art gallery’s collection of works of art; to minister to th

Appointment of members to Water Act Referral Panel
The Water Act Referral Panel (referral panel) is established under the Water Act 2000 to provide independent, expert advice and recommendations to the Chief Executive or Minister regarding water planning and moratorium matters. Matters on which the referral panel advises the Chief Executive include changes to water allocations or water licences, establishment of tradeable water allocations, appli

Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2017
The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2017 (the Strategy) has been developed in line with international best practice and seeks to incorporate the considerable knowledge and experience that already exists across government and non-government organisations to deliver a comprehensive and coordinated all-hazards approach to building disaster resilience throughout Queensland. The Strategy wi

Report on implementation of Government commitments as at 31 December 2016
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

Prime Minister Annual Report - Closing the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage 2017
On 14 February 2017, the Prime Minister released the 2017 Closing the Gap Report. The 2017 Closing the Gap Report reports on national progress in closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage against seven nationally agreed life outcome measures: child mortality; early childhood education; reading, writing and numeracy; school attendance; year 12 or equivalent attainment; employment; and life e

Corrective Services (Parole Board) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
On 9 August 2016, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced an independent review into the parole system in Queensland following the alleged murder of an elderly Townsville woman by a man on parole following his release from the Townsville Correctional Centre that same day. Mr Walter Sofronoff QC was appointed to conduct the review. On 1 December 2016, Mr Sofronoff delivered his report to t

Second stage of personalised transport reform
In August 2016, the Queensland Government released Queensland’s Personalised Transport Horizon: Five Year Strategic Plan for Personalised Transport Services 2016-2021 which outlined reforms to the regulation of personalised transport in Queensland. The first stage of this reform program involved immediate changes which legalised ride-booking services such as Uber and provided a more equitable reg

Police Powers and Responsibilities (Commonwealth Games) Amendment Bill 2017
The 2018 Commonwealth Games (the Games) are to be hosted on the Gold Coast between 4 and 15 April 2018 with events also being held in Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville. The Queensland Police Service is partnering with the Office of the Commonwealth Games and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation to plan and deliver the security and public safety response for the Games. A regulation und

Progress on implementation of the Aurukun Education Action Plan
Due to unrest in the Aurukun community and concerns raised by school staff, the Aurukun campus of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy closed for six days in May 2016. Instruction was withdrawn for a second time in late May until the end of Term 2, 2016. Subsequently, a school improvement review was commissioned. The Review of education delivery in Aurukun report including 27 recommendation

Implementation of Queensland Family and Child Commission Report into Queensland children missing from out-of-home care and Supplementary Review
On 11 July 2016, the Premier and Minister for the Arts publicly released the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) report When a Child is missing – Remembering Tiahleigh – A report into Queensland’s children missing from out-of-home care (the When a Child is Missing report), and the Government committed to implement all 29 recommendations of the report. As required in recommendation 28 in

Queensland Rail Train Crewing Practices Commission of Inquiry - Final Report
On 27 October 2016, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced an independent investigation into Queensland Rail’s train crewing practices. On 25 November 2016 the investigation and its terms of reference were established as a Commission of Inquiry under Commissions of Inquiry Order (No. 2) 2016. On 31 January 2017, the Queensland Rail Train Crewing Practices Commission of Inquiry presented

A Reportable Conduct Scheme for Queensland - Oversight for the conduct of organisations and their employees in responding to child abuse
A Reportable Conduct Scheme provides consistency to, and oversees, how allegations of child abuse and neglect are handled by organisations and Government departments. Reportable conduct is usually defined as including sexual misconduct or offences, assault or ill-treatment of a child, and any behaviour that causes psychological harm to a child. Queensland will work with other jurisdictions to pr

Government Response to the Final report on Residential Transition for Older Queenslanders
The Advisory Taskforce on Residential Transition for Ageing Queenslanders has finalised its report, Residential Transition for Older Queenslanders August 2016, into emerging issues in meeting the housing and related needs of older people. The Queensland Government established the Taskforce to provide advice and recommendations for enabling older Queenslanders to retain their independence into thei

Review of Queensland Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990
Queensland’s shop trading hours are regulated by the Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990 (the Act) and through various Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) trading hours Orders. On 31 August 2016, the Government approved the establishment of an independent reference group, chaired by Mr John Mickel and comprising of the National Retail Association, the Master Grocers Association, the

Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017
In response to concerns raised by business and community that Queensland’s trading hours arrangements are difficult to navigate and may act as a disincentive to business expansion, employment and economic growth, on 31 August 2016, the Government appointed Mr John Mickel as the Chair of an independent reference group to conduct a review and report back to Government. The reference group, comprised

Liquor and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
An independent evaluation report of the first six months of operation of Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy (TAFV Policy) initiatives (the Report) has now been released. The Report raised concerns about a lack of fidelity to 3am “last drinks”, due to widespread use by licensees of temporary late-night extended hours permits to extend liquor service hours to 5am. The Report also noted, based

Government submission to Review into Future Security of the National Electricity Market
The Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (NEM) was initiated by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council. The purpose of the Review is to develop a national reform blueprint to maintain energy security and reliability in the NEM, for consideration by COAG through its Energy Council. The Review is led by the Australian Chief Scientist, D