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Advance Queensland - progress, narrative and next steps
Advance Queensland (AQ) is the Government's flagship innovation agenda, designed to ensure Queensland's capacity to adapt and thrive in a period of rapid change. Building on the initial $180 million AQ investment, the 2016-17 Accelerating Advance Queensland (AAQ) Budget initiatives have broadened the scope of AQ with an extra investment of $225 million. Advance Queensland projects are progressing

Appointments to Board of Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges
The Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is a corporation established under the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges Act 2005. The corporation is comprised of a governing board of up to seven members appointed by the Governor in Council. The governing board for QATC is responsible for the way QATC performs its functions and exercises its powers. The terms of appointment of the mem

Appointments to Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Training and Skills. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model between industr

Appointments to Hospital and Health Boards
The objects of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) are to establish a public sector health system that delivers high quality hospital and other health services to persons in Queensland having regard to the principles and objectives of the national health system by: strengthening local decision-making and accountability, local consumer and community engagement, and local clinician eng

Appointment of the Queensland Mental Health Commissioner
The Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) is constituted under the provisions of the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (the Act) and its main object is to develop a whole-of-government strategy to address systemic mental health, alcohol and other drugs issues. This includes coordinating an integrated approach to innovation, knowledge sharing, and evidenced-based policy and practic

Appointments to Queensland Academy of Sport Board
The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) was officially opened in 1991 as an initiative of the Queensland Government to assist talented athletes and coaches within the State to achieve excellence in their chosen sport and to foster their personal and professional development. The QAS Board is an advisory committee established to advise and make recommendations to the Minister for Sport on policies, p

Appointment of directors of the QRAA Board
QRAA is a statutory body established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994. Its main function is to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. This includes assistance schemes under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (for example cyclone and flood recovery schemes) and the Pr

Appointments of Directors to Board of Residential Tenancies Authority
The Board of the Residential Tenancies Authority (the Board) is established under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRA Act) and is responsible for the way that the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) performs its functions and exercises its powers, as well as ensuring the RTA performs its functions in an appropriate, effective and efficient way. The membership of th

Building and Construction Legislation (Non-conforming Building Products - Chain of Responsibility and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2017
Non-conforming building products (NCBPs) pose a significant risk to the health and safety of all Queenslanders. The use of NCBPs threatens the integrity of a building, putting all users of the building, as well as people on building sites potentially at risk. Incorporating NCBPs in a building can also impose significant costs on owners to rectify damages or undertake remedial action. The Queenslan

Counter-Terrorism and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Public Safety Preservation Act 1986 (PSPA) and the Terrorism (Preventative Detention) Act 2005 (TPDA) provide powers for the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to deal with terrorist incidents occurring in, or affecting Queensland. Since September 2014, nationally, there has been a significant escalation of terrorist related activity with four terrorist acts having been committed, a further twelv

Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) BIll 2017
The Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Bill 2017 implements the outcomes of a review of the legislative framework for the regulation of non-state schools undertaken by the Department of Education and Training. The Bill will: replace the existing Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2001 with modern legislation; continue the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB) a

Gasfields Commission and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Gasfields Commission (the commission), an independent statutory body, was established to manage and improve sustainable coexistence between rural landholders, regional communities and the onshore gas industry. The commission was formally established on 1 July 2013. In December 2016, the Government considered the recommendations from an independent review of the commission and approved making a

Healthy Futures Commission Queensland Bill 2017
The Healthy Futures Commission Queensland Bill 2017 provides the legislative framework for the establishment and operation of the Healthy Futures Commission Queensland (the Commission). The overarching purpose of the Commission is to support the capacity of children and families to adopt a healthy lifestyle, with particular focus on reducing health inequity. In doing so, the Commission will focus

Land Access Ombudsman Bill 2017
The Land Access Ombudsman Bill 2017 sets out the legislative framework to enable the establishment of an independent Land Access Ombudsman by setting out the functions, powers and administrative arrangements of the Office of the Land Access Ombudsman. It also migrates existing provisions contained in the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Transitional Regulation 2016 related to land

Our Way - A Generational Strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families 2017-2037
Our Way: A generational strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families 2017-2037 (the Strategy) was developed in partnership between Family Matters Queensland and the Queensland Government, and aims to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in Queensland grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture. The Strategy outl

Government Response to Parliamentary Committee report on Personalised Transport Reform Amendment Bill 2017
The Transport and Other Legislation (Personalised Transport Reform) Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 21 March 2017. The Bill contains a simplified regulatory framework for personalised transport services that promotes greater choice for customers while ensuring safety, accessibility and accountability in relation to the provision of these services. The

Appointments to Board of Queensland Museum
The Board of the Queensland Museum is established under the Queensland Museum Act 1970. Under section 12 of the Queensland Museum Act 1970, the Board of the Queensland Museum (the Board) functions include: control and management of the museum and all natural history, historical and technological collections, and other chattels and property contained therein; and the maintenance and administration

Outcome of review of state interests in the planning system
The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) undertook a review of how state interests are expressed in the planning system to ensure the statutory instruments supporting the new Planning Act 2016 contribute to an improved and more efficient system. The review of state interests included the release of the draft Planning Regulation, the draft State Planning Policy and t

Appointment of Director of Screen Queensland
Screen Queensland Pty Ltd is a Proprietary Company Limited by Shares, with the State of Queensland as the sole shareholder. The company’s constitution sets out the objects of the company: to increase the level of film and television production in Queensland; to develop and maintain a creative infrastructure in Queensland for the film and television production industry; to develop and maintain a

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) amends eight transport Acts and four non-transport Acts. The Bill also makes a number of consequential amendments to various regulations to support primary legislation changes. The amendments reflect the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ ongoing program of maintenance and due diligence in regulatory review, ensuring that legi

University Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
Each of the seven Queensland public universities are established as statutory bodies under their own Act (the university Acts). The university Acts provide for matters including the size, composition and functions of the governing body, the powers of delegation, and the power to make university statues about certain matters. Since 2012, all Australian universities have been regulated by the Terti

Biosecurity (White Spot Syndrome Virus) Amendment Regulation 2017
White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) is the cause of White Spot Disease in crustaceans. WSSV was detected in farmed prawns in the Alberton/Woongoolba region in late 2016. During March 2017, commercial harvested samples of greasy prawns, brown tiger prawns and banana prawns from the northern Moreton Bay were confirmed positive to WSSV by the Australian Animal Health Laboratory. Movement Control Orders

Review of the Child Protection Act 1999
The 2013 Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry report, Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection, made 121 recommendations for achieving shared responsibility for supporting for supporting families and keeping children safe. The Queensland Government response accepted those recommendations and is continuing to progress a wide-ranging reform program for the child

Appointment to Board of Tourism and Events Queensland
Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is a statutory authority established under the Tourism and Events Queensland Act 2012. TEQ seeks to achieve economic and social benefits for the state through: marketing and promoting tourism in Queensland; tourism experience and destination development; and securing major events to be held in Queensland. TEQ works in partnership with the Department of Tourism,

Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017
On 2 December 2015, the Queensland Legislative Assembly agreed to a motion that the Finance and Administration Committee inquire into and report on the practices of the labour hire industry in Queensland (the Inquiry). On 30 June 2016, the Committee tabled its report (No. 25) in relation to the Inquiry. The Government accepted the recommendation of the Report and noted the Report contained distu

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. On 16 February 2017, the Premier and Minister for the Arts tabled the review report in the Legislative Assembly along with Government response. The Government accepted

Queensland Government contributions to Logan Together Foundation Roadmap
The Logan Together initiative is applying a collective impact model to improve the wellbeing of children (0-8 years) in Logan and is aiming to bring Logan children into alignment with the Queensland average for developmental vulnerability by 2025. Evidence shows that focusing on early childhood development can lead to lasting social and economic benefits for a whole community. Engagement across c

Partnering for the future - Advancing Queensland's community services industry 2017-25
The community services industry is experiencing significant changes that require new ways of doing business, new approaches to designing, financing and providing services, and a strong workforce with the diverse range of jobs and skills needed to deliver these innovations. The Queensland Government has made it a priority to work with stakeholders to rebuild Queensland’s community services sector t

Government Response to Finance and Admin Committee Report No 37 - Trading Allowable Hours Act Amendment Bill 2017
The Finance and Administration Committee examined the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017 and tabled its report on 28 April 2017. The Committee recommended three amendments: that the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017 be amended to include the Cairns CBD in the defined tourist area. that the Bill be amended, as per the Queensland Treasury’s advice, to refer to an appropriate a

Appointment of Chairperson 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(1) of the Act, the Board consists of five persons appointed by the Governor in Council. Section 49(4) of the Act provides that the Governor in C

Corrective Services Amendment Bill 2017
The Corrective Services (No Body, No Parole) Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) provides the framework to require the parole board to refuse to make a parole order for a prisoner convicted of prescribed fatal offences unless the board is satisfied the prisoner has cooperated satisfactorily in the investigation of the offence to identify the location, or the last known location of the remains of the vi

Criminal Law Historical homosexual Convictions Expungement Bill 2017
The Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Bill 2017 (the Bill) provides an appropriate framework for the expungement of historical convictions or charges for homosexual acts. The Bill substantively implements the recommendations of the Queensland Law Reform Commission Report No. 74 August 2016, Expunging criminal convictions for historical gay sex offences. The Bill creates

Powering Queensland Plan
Australia’s energy markets are experiencing a range of acute and complex challenges relating to electricity and gas prices, system security, gas availability and carbon policy. The Powering Queensland Plan sets out the Government’s strategy to guide the state through the short and long-term challenges occurring in the market. The Powering Queensland Plan aims to deliver stable energy prices, ensur