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Government response to the Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report
The Queensland Government is committed to leading the anti-cyberbullying agenda in Australia. Cyberbullying is a serious and complex issue. The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce, chaired by Ms Madonna King, was announced on 19 February 2018. The Taskforce undertook extensive state-wide consultation with key stakeholders and the Queensland community. The Taskforce reported to the Premier and

Implementation of Our Future State - Advancing Queensland’s Priorities
In June 2018, the Queensland Government released Our Future State: Advancing Queensland’s Priorities, which are the Queensland Government’s Statement of Objectives for the Community in accordance with the Financial Accountability Act 2009. There are six outcomes for the Queensland community: Create jobs in a strong economy Give all our children a great start Keep Queenslanders health Keep communit

Queensland Plan Review – Release of Consultation Paper
The Queensland Government is required to undertake a review of The Queensland Plan (the Plan) by October 2019. Given the rapidly emerging opportunities for Queenslanders, changing community expectations, a growing population and changing population demographics, the Queensland Government has determined to undertake the review in 2018. The Plan was released in 2014 and outlines a 30-year aspiration

Regulatory Impact Statement - cattle pregnancy testing and ovarian scanning by laypersons
In Queensland, both pregnancy testing of cattle and diagnosis of ovarian status by ultrasound scanning are considered to be acts of veterinary science. Under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936, acts of veterinary science can only be performed for fee or reward by veterinary surgeons. A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) prepared for public consultation discussed three regulatory options:

Queensland Assistance for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC is attended by heads of government or ministerial level officials of the 21 members economies including Australia, China, the United States, Indonesia, South Korea and Canada. The aim of APEC is to create greater prosperity for the region by pr

Appointment of Independent Assessor and President and casual members of Councillor Conduct Tribunal
The creation of the role of Independent Assessor (IA) and the establishment of the Councillor Conduct Tribunal (CCT) are core components of the Government’s Councillor complaints reform agenda. The Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (Amendment Act) was assented to on 21 May 2018 and commences by Proclamation. Section 150CT of the Amended Act creates t

Appointments of Casual Commissioners to Local Government Change Commission
The Local Government Act 2009 (LGA) provides for the Local Government Change Commission to assess whether a proposed local government change is in the public interest. Local Government changes include changes to a Local Government area, representation, name or classification. Similarly for Brisbane City Council, the City of Brisbane Act 2010 chapter 2, part 4 provides for the Local Government Chan

Preparation of new South Bank Master Plan
On 30 October 1988, World Expo ‘88 ended and in 1989 the South Bank Corporation Act 1989 (the Act) established a statutory development authority to facilitate and control the development of South Bank. The principal functions of the South Bank Corporation are to promote, facilitate, carry out and control development within the South Bank corporation area, including providing for a diverse range o

Appointment of assisting clinicians to the Mental Health Court
Established under the Mental Health Act 2016, the Mental Health Court is constituted by a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland, assisted in relation to psychiatric and medical matters by one or two assisting clinicians to enable mentally ill and intellectually disabled offenders to be moved from the criminal justice system into the mental health system. An assisting clinician may be a psychiat

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Queensland is the host jurisdiction for the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law), under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (Qld). The National Law establishes 15 National Boards that regulate 16 nationally registered health professions. It also establishes the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, which is the administrative arm of the Natio

Appointments of Public Interest Monitor and Deputy Public Interest Monitors
The Public Interest Monitor (PIM) and Deputy PIMs are appointed by the Governor in Council under section 324 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 and section 740 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000. The PIM’s functions include: Appearing in court hearings to test the validity of applications by law enforcement authorities for surveillance device warrants, retrieval warrants, approva

Appointments to workers compensation medical assessment tribunals
Medical assessment tribunals are established under Chapter 11 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 to provide an independent and non-adversarial system of medical review and assessment of injury and impairment sustained by workers. Medical assessment tribunals comprise the: General Medical Assessment Tribunal (GMAT) – The GMAT assesses injuries covered by the specialties of gas

Release of Report of Independent Public Schools Evaluation 2018
The Independent Public Schools initiative was launched in 2013 to provide Queensland state schools and their communities with greater autonomy to make local decisions to improve student outcomes. There are currently 250 Independent Public Schools across Queensland, with 41.5 per cent of state school students enrolled in an Independent Public School. In 2018, the Department of Education commissione

Queensland Parole System Reform - Progress Report
The Queensland Parole System Review, led by Mr Walter Sofronoff QC, presented the Queensland Parole System Review (QPSR) Report to the Premier and Minister for Trade on 1 December 2016. The Report made 91 recommendations for complete reform of Queensland’s parole system. The Government supported, or supported-in-principle, 89 of the 91 recommendations and committed funding of $265 million over si

Whole of Government National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) legislative review
The Queensland Government is progressing a whole-of-Government legislative review as part of Queensland’s transition to full scheme implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2019. This is to ensure the necessary legislation is in place to support the NDIS, and reflect the Queensland Government’s ongoing role to champion accessibility and inclusion. An options p

Appointments to Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees
The Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees (the Board) is established under the Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987 (the Act). Under section 19 of the Act, the Board’s functions include: to control, manage and maintain the art gallery and each branch thereof and all property in the possession of the Board; to develop the art gallery’s collection of works of art; to minister to the needs of the com

Creating Queensland's Future - 10-Year Roadmap for the arts cultural and creative sector - discussion paper
The Creating Queensland’s Future: 10-Year Roadmap for the arts, cultural and creative sector discussion paper (Roadmap discussion paper) supports the development of the Queensland Government’s long-term vision and action plan for Queensland’s arts, cultural and creative sector. The Roadmap discussion paper proposes a draft vision for the sector: Queensland’s unique and innovative arts, cultural an

Appointments to Stadiums Queensland Board
Stadiums Queensland is established under the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001 (the Act) as an independent authority to manage, operate and promote Queensland’s world class major sports facilities. Stadiums Queensland is also empowered, under the Act, to develop major sports facilities for declaration under the Act and other infrastructure associated with the State’s major sports facilities. The S

Fair Trading (Fuel Price Reporting) Regulation 2018
Queensland is establishing a compulsory fuel price reporting scheme as there is currently no unified national approach to monitoring fuel prices. Consumers will be empowered to seek out the best deals for fuel purchases because complete and accurate information will be available for the first time. The scheme is not expected to impact adversely on market competition because it will make available

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

Appointment of Privacy Commissioner
Section 141 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Act) states there is to be a Privacy Commissioner. Section 142(1) of the Act provides that the Privacy Commissioner’s role is that of a deputy to the Information Commissioner, with particular responsibility for matters relating to the Information Commissioner’s functions under the Act. Section 143 of the Act provides that the Privacy Commissione

Government response to property law review recommendations about body corporate lot entitlements
The Commercial and Property Law Research Centre of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has undertaken a review of property law on behalf of the Queensland Government. The review included consideration of issues arising under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997. QUT has provided the Government with a report titled ‘Property Law Review: Lot Entitlements under the Body Corp

Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulations - Container Refund Scheme and Waste ERA Framework
On 7 September 2018, the Review of the Regulated Waste Classification and Waste- Related Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA) Frameworks Decision Regulatory Impact Statement was published. The Environmental Protection (Waste ERA Framework) Amendment Regulation 2018 subject of the regulatory impact statement amends the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 to reform the environmentally releva

Appointments to Legal Practice Committee
The Legal Practice Committee (the Committee) is a disciplinary body, originally established under the Legal Profession Act 2004 and continued under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act), to hear and decide discipline applications lodged by the Legal Services Commission. Section 622 of the Act provides for the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Leader of the House, as the Minister resp

Appointments to Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Qld) Ltd
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 Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development. The skills centre o

Strategy for Social Infrastructure
An action of the State Infrastructure Plan, released in March 2016, involved developing five key strategic infrastructure documents, including a strategy for social infrastructure. The Strategy for Social Infrastructure sets out Queensland’s long-term direction for social infrastructure, focusing on the planning, design, location and use of the state’s physical infrastructure to better support th

Government Response to Jobs Queensland Tourism Workforce Plan
The Queensland Tourism Workforce Plan 2017-2020 (Tourism Workforce Plan) was released by Jobs Queensland in July 2017 as an action from the Queensland Government’s Advancing Tourism 2016-20: Growing Queensland Jobs strategy and outlines key themes and recommendations from industry, as well as suggested supporting actions. The Tourism Workforce Plan is a roadmap for how industry and government prep

Consultation legislation Torres Strait Islander traditional child rearing practices
Torres Strait Islander people have practiced traditional child rearing practices since time immemorial. This widespread family custom of sharing the care of children within the extended family, is strongly connected to wider aspects of customary law which defines the identity of Torres Strait Islander people and is important to the sense of stability and social order of Torres Strait Islander soci

Human Rights Bill 2018
The Human Rights Bill 2018 (the Bill) implements a Human Rights Act for Queensland based on the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. The Bill would protect and promote human rights, help build a culture in the Queensland public sector that respects and promotes human rights, and help promote a dialogue about the nature, meaning and scope of human rights. The Bill adopts

Queensland Womens Strategy 2016-21 - Progress
The Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-21 (QWS) outlines the Government’s vision for women and girls: The Queensland community respects women, embraces gender equality and promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of all women and girls. The strategy has four priority areas: participation and leadership; economic security; safety; and health and wellbeing. The QWS Community Implement