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Appointment of Auditor-General of Queensland
The Queensland Auditor-General is an independent statutory officer of the Queensland Parliament, and is responsible for carrying out audits of all State Public Sector entitles including departments, statutory bodies, Government Owned Corporations, local governments and controlled entities. The Auditor-General controls and leads the Queensland Audit Office, exercising the functions and responsibil

Appointment of members of Cross River Rail Delivery Board
The Cross River Rail Delivery Board is responsible for the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, which will manage the Queensland Government’s highest priority infrastructure project. The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority will lead the development, procurement and delivery of Cross River Rail and support wider economic and social outcomes from this transformational project. The role of the Cross

Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The justice portfolio encompasses the administration of over 150 statutes which are periodically reviewed to identify amendments to ensure that the Acts continue to operate in the manner intended. The Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 makes miscellaneous amendments to various statutes in the justice portfolio, including amendments to: the Classification of Computer Games and Images

Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) will give effect to the Queensland Government’s commitment to widen the definition of 'corrupt conduct' in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 by including conduct, such as collusive tendering or fraud in applications for licences or permits issued by government, by people outside the public sector that impairs or could im

Appointments to Community Enterprise Queensland Board of Management
Community Enterprise Queensland (CEQ) is a statutory body established under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984. Its purpose is to provide reliable provision of retail services in remote and very remote Queensland with an emphasis on quality, nutritious and healthy food at a fair price. The CEQ Board is responsible for overseeing CEQ’s

Update on Closing the Gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders
Queensland continues to make progress in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders: Life expectancy is improving for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders. Mortality rates continue to decrease for Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; Fewer older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders are dying from cardiova

Closing the Gap in Indigenous Education
In February 2017, the Australian Government released the Prime Minister’s annual report on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage, which specifies targets across a range of domains, including education. The report notes that both nationally and in Queensland, progress against three of the four education targets – in early childhood education, school attendance, and NAPLAN performance – is not

Closing the Gap - Queensland Framework to close the gap in Indigenous Disadvantage
Based on Queensland’s current progress to achieving the Council of Australian Government seven nationally agreed life outcome measures (child mortality; early childhood education; reading, writing and numeracy; school attendance; year 12 attainment; employment; and life expectancy), accelerated collective whole-of-government action is needed if meaningful progress is to be made towards closing the

Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 34 Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill 2016
On 30 August 2016, the Government introduced the Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill 2016. The Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill 2016 includes a legislated farm debt mediation process and transforming the QRAA (formerly the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority) into the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority with new powers and responsibilities. On 26 May 2016, the Member for Mt Isa, M

Queensland’s Personalised Transport Horizon – Stage Two Reforms
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 fairer regulatory

Public Health (Infection Control) Amendment Bill 2017
The Public Health (Infection Control) Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) responds to a recent incident involving unsafe infection control practices at a Brisbane dental clinic. Those practices, which included inadequate staff training and sterilisation procedures, were found to be placing staff and patients at risk of coming into contact with infectious, blood-borne diseases, and breached the mandator

Government response to Committee Report No 31 Inquiry into performance of Health Ombudsman functions
In June 2016 the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee (the Committee) resolved to conduct an inquiry into the performance of the Health Ombudsman’s functions pursuant to section 179 of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013. The Committee tabled its report in December 2016. The Committee noted significant concerns that the Office of the Health Ombud

Governments response to Private Members Bill - Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2017
The Private Member’s Bill – Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2017 (PMB) was introduced on 14 February 2017 by the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Tim Nicholls MP. The PMB proposes amendments to the Bail Act 1980 (Bail Act) to: reverse the presumption for bail; provide for the use of tracking devices for a person released to bail; require notification of bail information to vic

Youth Engagement Plan and Youth Engagement Alliance
Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent education is linked to positive outcomes in almost every part of life – employment opportunities, income, health, family and community participation. For those students who are disengaged or at-risk of disengaging from formal education, targeted re-engagement efforts increase their chances of enjoying the benefits of further education, training and em

Lower Burdekin Groundwater Strategy project
The risks to agricultural productivity and the environment associated with rising groundwater tables and salinity in the Lower Burdekin area have been recognised since the development of the Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme. A number of management strategies have been put in place over time but have had limited success in curbing the issue. A new and coordinated approach is needed to secure e

South East Queensland Water Security Program
Seqwater has prepared the second version of the Water Security Program for South East Queensland. The Water Security Program is the blueprint for the South East Queensland bulk water supply system over the next 30 years providing water demand projections, when additional bulk water supplies may be required, efficient demand management options and the region’s drought response. Seqwater intend to c