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Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
The Bill amends the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 (HVNL) to improve safety and productivity in the heavy vehicle transport industry, and amends Queensland transport laws to improve road safety, clarify duties of drivers involved in crashes and to improve the customer experience for learner licence applicants. The HVNL amendments are part of an ongoing national review and maintenance process.

Action on Ice - Queensland Government plan to address use and harms caused by crystal methamphetamine
Crystal methamphetamine (ice) has a significant adverse impact across many Queensland communities. The increasing prevalence of ice use, disproportionate levels of harm it can cause, and the involvement of organised crime in the production, supply and distribution of ice all mean that a coordinated government response is needed to tackle this growing problem. A draft Action on ice plan formed the

Lapsed Legislation for Re-Introduction into Legislative Assembly
When the election was called on 29 October 2017, the Parliament was dissolved by proclamation of the Governor. The dissolution has significant effects on the Parliament as follows: All business on the Notice Paper including Government Bills, Private Members Bills and Questions On Notice lapse; All notices of motions remaining on the Notice Paper such as revocation motions lapse, except for disall

Tow Truck and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
The towing industry in Queensland is regulated by the Tow Truck Act 1973 and Tow Truck Regulation 2009, however, removing vehicles from private property, such a car park, is not covered by the regulatory framework. In response to the growing community concerns regarding the removal of vehicles from private property the Queensland Government commissioned an independent investigation conducted by M

Police and Other Legislation (Identity and Biometric Capability) Amendment Bill 2018
At the special meeting of the Council of Australian Governments on Counter-Terrorism on 5 October 2017, leaders agreed to establish a National Facial Biometric Matching Capability and signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on Identity Matching Services. This is to help to protect Australians by making it easier for security and law enforcement agencies to identify people who are suspects or

Local Government Legislation (Validation of Rates and Charges) Amendment Bill 2018
On 6 November 2017, the Supreme Court of Queensland delivered its judgement in the matter of Linville Holdings Pty Ltd v Fraser Coast Regional Council [2017] QSC 252. The Court declared that for each of the financial years ending on 30 June 2015, 30 June 2016 and 30 June 2017, Fraser Coast Regional Council failed to validly make and levy rates and charges, because it did not decide by resolution a

Appointments to Gold Coast Waterways Authority Board
The Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 (the Act) established the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (the Authority) and Board (the Board). The Board controls the Authority. The Authority is responsible for delivering the best possible management of Gold Coast waterways. The Board is a decision making board which: reports to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads; oversees the day to day operat

Appointments to University of the Sunshine Coast Council
The University of the Sunshine Coast Council is the governing body of the University established by the University of the Sunshine Coast 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 council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of th

Queensland Biosecurity Strategy 2018-2023 and Government Response to Agriculture and Environment Committee Report No 42
Queensland is the front-line state for dealing with biosecurity threats because of the suitability of its climate and geography for the establishment and spread of many pests and diseases and its proximity to northern neighbours and extensive coastline. Queensland’s biosecurity system faces challenges that are increasing in intensity and complexity as a result of the increase in global trade and m

Government response to Select Committee Report No 4 - Inquiry into occupational respirable dust issues
On 29 September 2017, the Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis Select Committee tabled its Report No. 4 on its extended terms of reference – Inquiry into occupational respirable dust issues. The report made five recommendations for the Government to consider relating to: developing a code of practice for the management of respirable dust hazards in coal-fired power stations; approving the national code o

Non-Exempt (Large) Shop Trading Hours on Easter Saturday
Amendments to the Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990 allow non-exempt shops in areas without seven-day trade to open on Easter Saturday, with the normal Saturday trading times of 8am to 6pm to apply. Such an amendment would reinstate provisions that formally applied. Cabinet noted the amendments to the Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990 would allow non-exempt shops in areas without seven-day tradi

Appointments to Appeal Costs Board
Section 6(1) of the Appeal Costs Fund Act 1973 (the Act) establishes the Appeal Costs Board (the Board). The Act, in conjunction with the Appeal Costs Fund Regulation 2010, allows for the reimbursement to eligible applicants of certain costs associated with particular litigation and establishes the Appeal Costs Fund to meet those costs. Section 6(2) of the Act provides the Board shall consist of t

Appointments to Council of the Queensland Law Society
Section 685 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) provides that there must be a Council of the Queensland Law Society (the Council) and that the Council is to consist of not less than seven and not more than 12 members. Section 685(2)(a) of the Act also provides that membership of the Council is to include: an Australian legal practitioner appointed by the Minister (the appointed member); th

Public Consultation - Births Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Leader of the House has initiated a review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 (the Act) to ensure the Act provides a contemporary framework for the registration of life events that: facilitates the ongoing relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages (RBDM) in delivering services to meet

Appointments to Mental Health Court
Established under section 637 of the Mental Health Act 2016, the Mental Health Court: determines the mental condition of persons charged with indictable offences; decides on appeals against decisions made by the Mental Health Review Tribunal; and considers other matters relating to the detention of patients and applications for changing forensic orders. The Mental Health Court also has special

Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018
The Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Bill 2018 establishes a financial provisioning scheme to replace the current financial assurance arrangements for resource activities and a legislative basis for the Mined Land Rehabilitation framework. The Bill will require mine operators with a site specific environmental authority to prepare a plan for how and when mined land is rehabil

Queensland Competition Authority Amendment Bill 2018
The Queensland Competition Authority Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) amends Queensland’s third party access regime contained under the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997. The Queensland access regime sets out a framework which provides a legal right for a party seeking access to a declared service to negotiate terms and conditions of access with the access provider. The primary purpose of