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Appointment of member of Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal
The Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal Act 2013 establishes the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal. The functions of the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal include to review and make determinations about remuneration in connection with members and former members of the Legislative Assembly in Queensland. Cabinet approved that Mr Walter Tutt be recommended to the Gove

Appointment of member of Queensland Theatre Company
The Queensland Theatre Company is established under the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970 (the 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; t

Appointment of Director of Screen Queensland
Screen Queensland 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 an active

Bushfire Season Outlook
The State Natural Hazard Risk Assessment recognises bushfire as one of the natural hazard risk priorities for 2017, with bushfire a frequently occurring event in Queensland. The 2017-18 bushfire season in Queensland is expected to be challenging, with seasonal weather conditions being much drier and warmer than average. To prepare for the bushfire season, Operation Cool Burn focusses on mitigatio

Update on economic conditions and key achievements in the Toowoomba region
The economy of the Toowoomba region is dominated by: health care and social assistance; education and training, retail trade; agriculture, forestry and fishing and construction sectors. To support regional economic growth, the Government is leading or helping facilitate progress on projects that include key transport and infrastructure upgrades, school and hospital upgrades, and initiatives aimed

Update on economic conditions and key issues in the Wide Bay region
The economy of the Wide Bay region is dominated by: health care and social assistance; retail trade; agriculture, forestry and fishing; accommodation and food services; and education and training. There are increasing tourist numbers in the region and the Queensland Government has recently approved progression of key mining and energy projects. The Wide Bay region is also the location for the Que

Queensland submission to Commonwealth Government public consultation on funding for private patients in public hospitals
There has been an upward trend in the number of private patients being treated in public hospitals. On 19 August 2017, the Commonwealth Department of Health released a public consultation paper entitled ‘Options to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of private patients in public hospitals’. The consultation paper seeks public feedback on reducing pressure

Tropical Cyclone Debbie Review
Tropical Cyclone Debbie (TC Debbie) reached Category 4 severity and crossed the Queensland Coast at Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach on Tuesday 28 March 2017. After being downgraded to a tropical low, the weather system continued to deliver significant rainfall and destructive winds across South Queensland through Wednesday 29 March and Thursday 30 March 2017. Flooding higher than the levels exper

Update on Queensland NSW Cross-border Collaboration 2016-19
The Statement of Principles and Priorities for Cross-border Collaboration 2016–19 (the Statement) strengthens existing partnerships and collaboration between state and local governments, communities, business and industry groups and regional organisations. In the Statement, the Queensland and New South Wales Governments acknowledge the importance of working closely and collaboratively to improve s

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,

Major Events (Gold Coast Commonwealth Games) Regulation 2017
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be held from 4 to 15 April 2018. The Major Events Act 2014 (the Act) facilitates major events being held in Queensland. Under the Act, a regulation may prescribe an event as a major event and trigger the provisions of the Act that are required for the event. The Major Events (Gold Coast Commonwealth Games) Regulation 2017 (the Regulation) will f

Appointment to Central Queensland University Council
The Central Queensland University (CQUniversity) Council is the governing body of the University established by the Central Queensland University Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the CQUniversity which include providing education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the Council considers appropriate) to meet the

2017 Intergovernmental Agreement for Australian Building Codes Board
The National Construction Code (NCC) sets the minimum requirements for the design, construction and performance of buildings throughout Australia including amenity, accessibility and safety. Each state and territory adopts the NCC and is responsible for regulating compliance with the NCC in their jurisdiction. An Inter-governmental Agreement (IGA) between the Commonwealth, state and territory gov

Government response to Committee Report No 35 Barrier Fences in Queensland
On 28 October 2015 the Agriculture and Environment Committee (the Committee) resolved to hold an inquiry into barrier fences in Queensland, in accordance with its public works power under section 94 of the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001. The Committee examined a number of issues including the costs to maintain existing barrier fences; the effectiveness of barrier fences at protecting stock and

Appointments to Board of Examiners
The Board of Examiners is established under Part 10 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (the Act). The functions of the Board of Examiners are: to decide the competencies necessary for holders of certificates of competency; to assess applicants, or have applicants assessed, for certificates of competency; to grant certificates of competency to persons who have demonstrated to the Board’s

Appointments to Electrical Licensing Committee
The Electrical Licensing Committee is established under section 87 of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (the Act). Under section 88 of the Act, the functions of the Licensing Committee are to: give advice and make recommendations to the Electrical Safety Board about electrical licences and training; take necessary disciplinary action against holders of electrical licences and against previous holders

Appointments to University of Southern Queensland Council
The University of Southern Queensland Council is the governing body of the University established by the University of Southern Queensland Act 1998 (the Act). Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of the University which generally provides for education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the council considers appropriate) to meet the need

Police Powers and Responsibilities (Commonwealth Games) Amendment Regulation 2017
The 2018 Commonwealth Games (the Games) are to be hosted on the Gold Coast between 415 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. The Police Powers and

Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry - Implementation Progress Report
In February 2015, a television program aired footage of greyhound trainers using live animals, such as piglets, rabbits and possums for baiting greyhounds (a practice known as ‘live baiting’). The footage raised claims of alleged widespread cheating and illegal practices in the greyhound racing industry across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. In response, the Government established the Qu

Mines Legislation (Resources Safety) Amendment Bill 2017 and Government submission to Committee Inquiry
The safety and health of workers in Queensland’s mining sector is regulated under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (CMSHA) and Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 (MQSHA). These Acts establish mining sector specific safety and health obligations which are distinct from general workplace obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act). The Mines Legislation (Re

Appointment Chief Executive Officer Legal Aid Queensland and members 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 51(1) of t

Appointment Queensland Law Reform Commission
The Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) is constituted in accordance with the Law Reform Commission Act 1968 (the Act). The functions of the QLRC is to take and keep under review all the law applicable to the State with a view to its systematic development and reform, including in particular: the codification of such law; the elimination of anomalies; the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary en

Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
The Guardianship and Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (the Bill) progresses a number of reforms aimed at improving the efficiency of the guardianship system or improving the clarity of Queensland’s guardianship legislation (i.e. the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000; the Powers of Attorney Act 1998; and the Public Guardian Act 2014). A number of the legislative refor

Appointments to Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (QCAT Act) establishes Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and provides for appointment of members and adjudicators. Sections 183 and 198 of the QCAT Act provide that: as many senior members, ordinary members and adjudicators as are required for the proper functioning of the tribunal must be appointed; a senior member, ordinary mem

Regulatory proposal to amend Queensland statutory voltage limits
The Queensland Government released a consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for public feedback in March 2017 assessing the costs and benefits of aligning Queensland’s statutory voltage limits with Australian and international best practice. The consultation RIS found adopting best practice voltage standards will align Queensland with other jurisdictions, support Government’s solar and ren