|Your search for documents released in 2019-Sep returned 29 record/s.
2019 Bushfire Season Preparedness
Traditionally, the bushfire season in Queensland commences in the north of the State in August and concludes in December of each year, dependent on seasonal conditions. A number of factors can influence the length and severity of the bushfire season including the timing and nature of the previous wet season and the current climate outlook.
The 2019 bushfire season officially commenced on 1 August
Appointments to Local Government Remuneration Commission
The Local Government Remuneration Commission (Commission) is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (Act) from 3 December 2018.
The Commission is established under new chapter 6, part 3, of the Act, with the following functions:
to establish the categories of Local Governments;
to decide the category to which each Local Government belongs;
to decide the maximum amount of remuneration pay
Review of Grants to Local Government - Implementation Plan
In September 2018, the Queensland Government released the Grants to Local Government Policy Position which recommended the following outcomes: an outcome focussed grants model where grant programs with common objectives are managed consistently; aligning grant programs with State Government priorities and Council strategies and budget cycles; reduce red tape through streamlining the administration
Abandoned Mines Management Policy and regulatory efficiency consultation report
In 2016, the Queensland Government commissioned the Queensland Treasury Corporation to review Queensland’s financial assurance framework.
The review made a number of recommendations to reduce Queensland’s exposure to the financial and environmental costs of managing land disturbed by resource activities.
In response to that investigation and to further support the transparency of abandoned mine
Appointments to 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 endorsed that Mr Walter Tutt be recommended to the Gove
Queensland Parole System Reform - Progress Report
The effectiveness of parole is fundamental to the integrity of the corrective services system and community safety.
The Queensland Parole System Review (QPSR), led by Mr Walter Sofronoff QC, presented the Queensland Parole System Review Report (the Report) to Government on 1 December 2016. The Report contained 91 recommendations to reform Queensland’s parole system.
The Government supported, or su
Update on economic conditions and job creating initiatives in the Townsville Region
The economy of the Townsville region is supported by health care and social services, education, retail services and public administration and safety.
To support economic growth across the Townsville region, the Queensland Government is leading or helping facilitate progress on projects that include upgrades to roads, ports, schools, health services, and initiatives aimed at supporting jobs, innov
Appointment to Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority is a statutory body established under the Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Act 2014 (the Act).
Part 2, Division 2 of the Act outlines the functions of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, which include to:
develop and revise syllabuses for P-10 and senior subjects;
develop and revise kindergarten guidelines
Appointments to Queensland Performing Arts Trust
The Queensland Performing Arts Trust is established under the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977 (the Act).
Under section 12 of the Act, the Queensland Performing Arts Trust (the Trust) functions are:
to produce, present and manage the performing arts in the building occupied by the Trust at the Queensland Cultural Centre or any other building;
to establish and conduct schools, lectures,
Response to consultation RIS on In-Service Safety for Automated Vehicles
The National Transport Commission (NTC) is undertaking a comprehensive reform agenda to develop an end to end regulatory framework for Automated Vehicles (AVs) that will support their safe deployment in Australia.
On 1 July 2019, the NTC released a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on InService Safety for AVs. The RIS examined the need for regulation to assure the safety of AVs used
Environmental Protection (Rehabilitation Reform) Amendment Regulation 2019
The Queensland Government is delivering improved rehabilitation and financial assurance outcomes in the resources sector through a broad package of reforms. In 2016-17, the Government undertook a review of the financial assurance framework for the resources sector (Queensland Treasury Corporation was commissioned to undertake modelling and support the review). The review recommended the developme
Implementation status New Generation Rollingstock Train Commission of Inquiry
In July 2018, the Premier and Minister for Trade announced an inquiry into the procurement of Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) and their failure to comply with disability legislation. On 1 August 2018, the inquiry and its terms of reference were established under Commission of Inquiry Order (No.1) 2018.
In December 2018, the New Generation Rollingstock Train Commission of Inquiry pre
Police Powers Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Police Power and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 amends the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, the Child Protection and Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2004, the Crime and Corruption Act 2001, the Criminal Code, the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012, the Justice and Other Information Disclosure Act 2008 the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, t
Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 amends the Summary Offences Act 2005 and the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 to address the rise in offending behaviours and civil disruption caused during some gatherings and assemblies.
The Bill introduces new offences under the Summary Offences Act 2005 aimed at individuals who use a dangerous attachment device to disrup
Final Master Plan Port of Townsville and draft port overlays Townsville and Gladstone
The Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015 (the Ports Act) provides a legislative framework for the Queensland Government’s port-related commitments and actions of the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, including mandating master planning for priority ports. The Ports Act designates the ports of Townsville and Gladstone as priority ports.
The master plan for the priority Port of Townsville i
Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
In August 2019, the Queensland Government announced a proposal to declare Christmas Eve (24 December) as a part-day public holiday from 6pm to 12 midnight commencing in 2019; and the public release of a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) seeking stakeholder comment on the proposal.
A total of 1779 submissions were received in response to the Consultation RIS, of which 1271 submissions
Appointment of Scheme Manager for Financial Provisioning Scheme
The Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Act 2018 (the Act) provides that there must be a Scheme Manager to manage the Financial Provisioning Scheme.
The functions of the Scheme Manager include allocating authorities to a risk category, reviewing the authority risk category allocation annually, managing the scheme and setting investment objectives for the scheme fund and strategie
Appointments to Trade and Investment Queensland Board
Trade and Investment Queensland is the government’s lead agency responsible for facilitating and promoting trade and investment opportunities for Queensland, including between Queensland and foreign countries.
The Trade and Investment Queensland Board (the Board) is established under the Trade and Investment Queensland Act 2013 (the TIQ Act) and is responsible for the way Trade and Investment Que
Outcomes of Financial Assurance and Mining Rehabilitation Reforms
In 2016, the Queensland Government undertook a review of the financial assurance framework for the resources sector. The review made recommendations to reduce the State’s exposure to the financial and environmental costs of managing land disturbed by resource activities. The recommendations related to final assurance, mining rehabilitation, Queensland’s tenure framework, residual risk and the Gove
Appropriation Bill (No.2) 2019 and Appropriation (Parliament) Bill (No.2) 2019
The Financial Accountability Act 2009 (the FA Act) contains statutory processes for the finalisation of departmental appropriations at the end of the financial year.
Section 35 of the FA Act provides that should expenditure from the Consolidated Fund exceed the amount approved by annual appropriation, the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Treasurer, may authorise the expenditure. T
Appointments to Financial Provisioning Scheme Advisory Committee
The Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Act 2018 (the Act) came into force on 1 April 2019 and established the Financial Provisioning Scheme (the Scheme).
In accordance with the Act, the Government has established the Financial Provisioning Scheme Advisory Committee which will provide advice to a requesting entity on funding proposals relating to expenditure on pre-commencement
Appointments to Government businesses
Government owned corporations (GOCs) boards are established under the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (GOC Act) and are responsible for overseeing the activities of GOCs to optimise their value by exercising sound commercial judgement. Under the GOC Act, directors of GOCs are appointed by the Governor in Council.
The Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority (Seqwater) Board is responsible
Queensland Framework to address Sexual Violence
In July 2018, the Queensland Government approved development of a whole-of-government framework to provide a cohesive and evidence-informed approach to preventing and responding to all forms of sexual violence.
Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland’s Framework to address Sexual Violence presents a clear vision and objectives for addressing sexual violence in Queensland, brings together existing ef
Portable Long Service Leave for Social and Community Services Decision RIS
In 2017, the Queensland Government committed to investigating the establishment of a portable long service leave (PLSL) scheme for the social and community services (SACS) sector.
A Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) released in September 2018 sought stakeholder input on the introduction of a PLSL scheme for the SACS sector in Queensland.
A total of 349 written submissions were receive
Appointments to Crime and Corruption Commission
Section 220 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 (the Act) establishes the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC). The CCC has been established to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and corruption in the Queensland public sector. The CCC has investigative powers, not ordinarily available to the police service, which enables the CCC to effectively investigate major crime, criminal organi
Appointment of Legal Services Commissioner
The Legal Services Commission (the Commission) is an independent statutory authority established under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) to receive and deal with complaints against lawyers, law practice employees and unlawful operators.
Section 583 of the Act provides that there is to be a Legal Services Commissioner (the Commissioner). The Commissioner is the Commission’s accountable office
Whole of Government preparedness for Human Rights Act 2019
The Human Rights Bill 2018 was passed by Parliament on 27 February 2019 and assented to on 7 March 2019.
Some provisions of the Human Rights Act 2019 (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2019, including the creation of the Queensland Human Rights Commission and its educative functions.
The Queensland Government prepared for the full commencement of the Act and developed a strategy that set out the Gove
Amendments during consideration in detail of Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (the Bill) was introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 22 August 2019.
Clause 132 of the Bill amends section 10A of the Summary Offences Act 2005 to provide (broadly) that a gathering of three or more people on such used for specified purposes is unlawful if the conduct of the gathered persons, taken together, would cause a person in t
Child Death Review Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Following the death of Mason Jet Lee, on 10 April 2017, Government publicly released the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) report, A systems review of individual agency findings following the death of a child (QFCC report) and accepted the report’s single, overarching recommendation to ‘consider a revised external and independent model for reviewing the deaths of children known to the