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    Appointments to Queensland Reconstruction Authority Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under section 28 of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011. As set out in section 29 of the Act, the functions of the Board are as follows: to set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority; to make recommendations to the Minister responsible for the Act about: priorities for community infrastructure, other pro

    Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    The Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 proposes amendments to the Local Government Act 2009 and the Public Service Act 2008 to give effect to the government’s response to the recommendations of the independent councillor complaints review panel’s report ‘Councillor Complaints Review: A fair, effective and efficient framework’ (Councillor Complaints R

    Weapons Legislation (Lever Action Shotguns) Amendment Regulation 2017
    Concern emerged in 2015 over the proposed importation of a large number of Adler A110 lever action shotguns with high capacity magazines of seven rounds as opposed to the more commonly available three or four round shotguns. In May 2015, the Australian Government announced a review of the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) to ensure it was still appropriate for today’s environment. The classificat

    Appointment of Health Ombudsman
    The Health Ombudsman is established under the provisions of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act). Pursuant to section 25 of the Act, the Health Ombudsman’s role includes undertaking investigations, inquiries and other relevant action and reporting on systemic issues relating to health service complaints. The Health Ombudsman reports to the Minister for Health and the Health, Communities, Disab

    Delivery of Government response to Report of Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry
    The Barrett Adolescent Centre (BAC) was Queensland’s only long-term residential mental health facility for adolescents at risk of suicide. Following the closure of the BAC in January 2014, three former patients died by suspected suicide, which led to widespread community concern about the processes and supports offered to patients around the closure. The Queensland Government established a Commiss

    Reconciliation Plan for children who as wards of the State were placed in adult mental health facilities
    During the 1950s through to the 1980s, some Queensland children in the care of the State, who did not have an identified mental illness, were placed in adult mental health institutions. In 2010, the Queensland Government apologised to those who, as children in the care of the State of Queensland, suffered in any way while resident in an adult mental health facility. In 2016, Queensland Health beg

    Advance Queensland 10-Year Roadmap for the Screen Industry consultation paper
    Queensland has a strong and growing domestic screen production sector supported by a highly-skilled workforce and producing high quality, culturally valuable content across a range of screen platforms. In recent years, Queensland Government investment in world-class infrastructure and the attraction of international blockbusters to the state has further strengthened and developed the industry. The

    Update on economic conditions and key achievements in the Sunshine Coast region
    The economy of the Sunshine Coast region is supported by: construction; health care and social assistance; retail trade; accommodation and food services; and education and training sectors. To support regional economic growth in the Sunshine Coast, the Queensland Government is leading or helping facilitate progress on projects that include critical upgrades to transport, infrastructure, schools an

    Implementation Progress on Government Response to Not Now, Not Ever Report Card
    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

    Queensland Building Plan
    The building and construction industry is important to the Queensland economy providing significant employment and economic contribution. The Queensland Building Plan (the Plan) outlines the policy and legislation reforms which the Queensland Government has delivered and demonstrates the Government’s intent in the other areas of reform. The Plan draws together the results from the feedback receive

    Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2017
    The Government is in the final stages of completing a review of the regulatory framework for plumbing and drainage in Queensland. The scope of the review included the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 (the Act), associated regulations and associated codes to ensure their continued relevance. The Plumbing and Drainage Bill 2017 (the Bill) represents the first stage of reforms which will result in the

    Social Housing Eligibility - Ex-gratia Payments
    During the 1950s through to the 1980s some Queensland children in the care of the State who did not have an identified mental illness, were placed in adult mental health institutions. In 2010, the Queensland Government apologised to those who, as children in the care of the State of Queensland, suffered in any way while resident in an adult mental health facility. In 2016, Queensland Health began

    Appointments to University of Queensland Senate
    The University of Queensland Senate is the governing body of the University established by the University of Queensland Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which include providing education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the senate considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the community. The A

    Appointments to Surveyors Board of Queensland
    The Surveyors Board of Queensland is an independent statutory body whose purpose is to maintain public confidence in the surveying profession by ensuring surveys are carried out by registrants in a professional and competent way. The board’s major functions include prescribing competency frameworks for surveyors; assessing applications for all categories of registration and endorsements in surveyi

    National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) transition update and issues
    Throughout transition, the Queensland Government has worked closely with the Commonwealth Government and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) regarding Queensland’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Queensland is committed to transitioning eligible Queenslander’s with disability to the NDIS and has worked consistently with the Commonwealth Government and the

    Appointments to Board of Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Construction Skills Queensland)
    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

    Appointment to Queensland Theatre Company
    The Queensland Theatre Company is established under the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970 (Act). Under the Act, the Queensland Theatre Company functions are: to promote and encourage the development and presentation, public interest, participation, understanding and appreciation of the arts of the theatre; to produce, present and manage plays and other forms of theatre and entertainment; to co

    Appointments to Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave - QLeave) Board
    The Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (Act) provides for the establishment of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (QLeave), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the building and construction industry in Queensland. Section 11 of the Act provides that QLeave is go

    Land Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
    The Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) amends nine existing Acts to enhance worker and community safety and security in the explosives and gas sectors; address operational issues associated with the overlapping tenure framework for coal and coal seam gas; enhance titling legislation; facilitate Indigenous people’s access to land; and update compliance provisions

    Appointments to Prostitution Licensing Authority
    The Prostitution Licencing Authority (the PLA) is established under the Prostitution Act 1999 (the Act) and is responsible for the efficient and effective administration and operation of the office of the PLA. The Act prescribes a licensing and regulatory scheme for the operation of legal brothels in Queensland. As part of this scheme, the Act establishes the PLA. Section 101 of the Act states th

    Queensland implementation of Council of Australian Governments commitment on bail and parole
    Recent terrorism incidents in Australia included the Brighton Siege in June 2017 and the Lindt Café siege in December 2014. On 9 June 2017, First Ministers agreed at a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting that they ‘will ensure there will be a presumption that neither bail nor parole will be granted to those persons who have demonstrated support for, or have links to, terrorist activit

    Appointment of Commissioner Queensland Family and Child Commission
    The Family and Child Commission Act 2014 provides that there is to be a Principal Commissioner and a Commissioner of the Queensland Family and Child Commission. The role of a Commissioner includes to ensure the Queensland Family and Child Commission performs its functions under the Act effectively and efficiently and to make recommendations to the Minister about matters relating to the performanc

    Amendment to Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Bill 2017
    The Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Bill 2017 (the Bill) provides a 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. Amendments to be introduced

    Report of the Review of Right to Information and Information Privacy Act 2009
    Section 183 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) and section 192 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the IP Act) require the Minister to commence a review of the Acts by 1 July 2011. The review must consider whether the primary objects of the Acts remain valid, whether the Acts are meeting their primary objects and whether the provisions of the Acts are appropriate for meeting their

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