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Apelt Review of Child Safety Services - Strengthening capacity across Queensland’s Child Protection System
In September 2016, the Premier and Minister for 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. As part of this review, the Premier and Minister for the Arts announced that Ms Linda Apelt, former Director-General, Queensland Department of Communities, as a member of the Expert Panel

Queensland Biomedical 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan
The Queensland Biomedical 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan (the roadmap) is one of six industry roadmaps developed by the Queensland Government, as part of the Advance Queensland suite of programs, to assist emerging priority industries realise their potential and become major contributors to jobs and the economy. The roadmap identifies three key strategies with supporting action items to drive gro

Sustainable Fisheries Strategy and Charter Fishing Action Plan
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries manages Queensland’s fisheries resources on behalf of all Queenslanders. Fisheries are a public resource that need to be sustainably managed with access shared across a number of fishing sectors in the interests of all Queenslanders. The government made a number of commitments in relation to fisheries including the establishment of three net free zones a

Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027
The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 (the Housing Strategy) is a new whole-of-government approach to reforming Queensland’s housing systems, addressing key points across the housing continuum including homelessness, social housing, affordable private rental, home ownership and retirement living. The Housing Strategy is the product of a concerted program of cross-government and community engag

Implementation progress – Government response to the ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report – June 2017
The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence provided its report, ‘Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland’ to the Premier and Minister for the Arts in February 2015. The report contains 140 recommendations and outlines a framework for a vision where all Queenslanders can live free from domestic and family violence. The Government accepted all 121 G

Strategic Blueprint for Queensland’s North West Minerals Province Supporting strong and prosperous regional communities
The North West Minerals Province (NWMP) is centred on the local government areas of Mount Isa, Cloncurry, McKinlay, Burke, Carpentaria, Croydon, Doomadgee, Etheridge, Flinders and Richmond, in Queensland’s remote north west, although the region also relies upon surrounding areas for services, transport and as feeder regions for drive tourism. Metals production in the NWMP has been declining in re

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Professions (the National Scheme) was implemented through the adoption of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law) by all states and territories in 2009 and 2010. The National Law regulates the following 14 health professions: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, de

Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2017-18 to 2020-21
The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) is a four-year program of works, consistent with the state government’s forward estimates time frame. The QTRIP total program is $21 billion over the next four years, comprising $18.4 billion for the Transport and Main Roads, $2.5 billion for Queensland Rail and $12 million for the Gold Coast Waterways Authority. Cabinet noted the Queen

Appointments to WorkCover Queensland Board
The WorkCover Queensland board is established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) and oversees WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover). The board’s role includes the following: ensuring that, as far as possible, WorkCover achieves, and acts in accordance with, its statement of corporate intent and carries out the objectives outlined in its statement of corporate intent;

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation (Coal Workers Pnemoconiosis) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
Key changes being given effect by the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 include: Introducing a medical examination process for retired/former coal workers with suspected coal workers’ pneumoconiosis or a Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease; Introducing an additional lump sum compensation for workers with a pneumoconiosis injur

Appointments to Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority Board
The Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 2005 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (the Authority), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the contract cleaning industry in Queensland. Section 16 of the Act provides that the Authority is governed

Appointments to Sustainable Fisheries Expert Panel
The Sustainable Fisheries Strategy, released in June 2017, sets out the government’s reform agenda for the next ten years to deliver a more modern, responsive and consultative approach to fisheries management. The Strategy includes improved stakeholder engagement through establishment of a Sustainable Fisheries Expert Panel. The role of the Sustainable Fisheries Expert Panel is to provide independ

Appointments to Parole Board Queensland
On 1 December 2016, the Queensland Parole System Review Report Final Report (review report) was delivered by Mr Sofronoff to Government. The review report made 91 recommendations for complete reform of Queensland’s parole system. The Government accepted the recommendations to establish a new, independent, professional Parole Board. The Premier also announced that Mr Michael Byrne QC will be engage

Government Submission to Queensland Productivity Commission Inquiry into service delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Around 20 per cent of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population live in remote and discrete communities but they are the most economically and socially disadvantaged communities. In September 2016, the Government announced the Queensland Productivity Commission would inquire into service delivery in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to consid

Queensland Climate Change Response
The Queensland Climate Transition Strategy (QCTS) and Queensland Climate Adaptation Strategy (Q-CAS) have been developed to help create an innovative and resilient Queensland that addresses the risks and harnesses the opportunities of a changing climate and changing global economy. On 4 November 2016, the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius (2°C) above pre-industri

Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017
The Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) seeks to implement the legislative framework for a container refund scheme (CRS) and a lightweight plastic shopping bag ban, and to make provision for streamlining and improving the End of Waste Code framework. This will provide Queensland with the opportunity to increase the rate of recycling and to reduce litter. The CRS provisions

Nature Conservation (Special Wildlife Reserves) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Nature Conservation (Special Wildlife Reserves) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 seeks to introduce a new class of privately managed protected area under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, a special wildlife reserve, which is protected from incompatible land uses, and also seeks to streamline administrative processes for private protected areas. This will provide a secure investment e

Appointment of one member to Legal Aid Board
Section 48 of the Legal Aid Queensland Act 1997 (the Act) establishes the Legal Aid Board (the Board). The function of the Board is to responsibly manage Legal Aid Queensland (LAQ) and ensure that LAQ achieves its objects under this Act. Under section 49 of the Act, the Board consists of five persons (including one as the Board Chairperson) appointed by the Governor in Council. Section 57 of the

Panel report review of referendum on four year fixed terms and Toowoomba South byelection
Following the holding of the referendum on four-year fixed parliamentary terms (referendum) in conjunction with local government elections on 9 March 2016, various sources reported a number of voter concerns. On 21 July 2016, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills (Attorney-General) announced that a panel would be appointed to conduct an independent ex

Electricity and Other Legislation Batteries and Premium Feed-In Tariff Amendment Bill 2017
Falling technology costs are making small-scale renewables and complementary battery storage devices an attractive proposition for households and businesses to manage their electricity use. However, for customers who receive the Solar Bonus Scheme (SBS) premium feed-in tariff, a lack of clarity in the SBS rules is potentially stifling uptake of secondary systems and battery technology. The Elect