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Appointment of members to panels of assessors
In accordance with the Health Ombudsman Act 2013, panels of assessors contribute to upholding professional standards by providing expert advice to judicial members who constitute the independent Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) in matters relating to disciplinary proceedings for health practitioners. QCAT deals with serious disciplinary matters which, if substantiated, may resul

Further extension of declared public health emergency for COVID-19
Under the Public Health Act 2005, a declared public health emergency will lapse unless it is extended by a regulation. The public health emergency declared on 29 January 2020, and most recently extended by the Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency– COVID-19) Regulation (No. 3) 2020, was due to expire on 17 August 2020 unless further extended by regulation. To ensure

Appointments to Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority Board
The Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority Board (the Board) is established under section 15 of the Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 2020 (the Act), which received Royal Assent on 22 June 2020. Section 10 of the Act provides for the establishment of the Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (the Authority). S

Appointment to James Cook University Council
The James Cook University Council is the governing body of the University established by the James Cook University Act 1997 (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 the community. The Act p

Appointments to Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority Board
The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority Board (QRIDA) is a statutory body established under the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994. Its main function is to administer assistance schemes that foster the development of a more productive and sustainable rural and regional sector in Queensland. This includes: administering the Queensland Government's primary industries productivi

Monsoon Trough Rainfall and Flood Review Implementation Progress
In January 2019, northern Queensland had an extended period of heavy rainfall as a result of an intense, slow moving monsoon and tropical lows, which cut off communities, devastated the livestock industry and destroyed infrastructure, homes and businesses. In February 2019 the Inspector-General of Emergency Management undertook a review of the effectiveness of Queensland’s disaster management syst

Regional Community Forums - Fourth Round Report
The Community Regional Forums provide a voice to government for regional and rural communities to enhance the economic development and sustainability of regions. The Forums have focused on building a strong business sector, increasing employment opportunities and supporting emerging industries. The Forums ensure that strategic government initiatives focus on needs and priorities of regional Queens

Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 gives effect to presumptive workers’ compensation laws for first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Bill follows on from considerations arising from a Queensland stakeholder reference group and in the context of national reviews into mental health of first responders (the 2018 B

Appointment Crime and Corruption Commission
Section 220 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC). The CCC is an independent statutory body set up to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and corruption in the public sector in Queensland. The CCC investigates major crime such as drug trafficking, fraud, money laundering, criminal paedophilia and homici

Publicising Crime and Corruption Commission allegations - Local and State elections
In December 2016, the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) released a report titled Publicising allegations of corrupt conduct: Is it in the Public Interest. This report recommended the government consider making it an offence for a person to publicise allegations of corrupt conduct or CCC complaints about a councillor or candidate in a local government election period. In July 2020, the CCC repo

Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amend Bill 2020
The Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 will implement the recommendations of the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s report ‘Review of consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact’ (the QLRC report) and progress a second tranche of the Government’s legislative response to the final evaluation report of the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy

Personal Protective Equipment and Other Essential Products Directions Statement
The COVID-19 global pandemic exposed the fragility of global supply chains for hygiene personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essential products. Queensland responded well to the COVID-19 emergency with Queensland manufacturers pivoting their operations to address PPE shortages. To protect Queensland against future supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and other pandemics and ensure tha

Appointments to the Councillor Conduct Tribunal
The Councillor Conduct Tribunal is established under the Local Government Act 2009 (the Act). Under Section 150DL of the Act, the functions of the Tribunal are: (a) at the request of a Local Government— i. to investigate the suspected inappropriate conduct of a councillor referred to the Local Government, by the assessor, to be dealt with by the Local Government; and ii. to make recommendations to

Appointments to Lay and Practitioner Panels of Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
The Legal Profession Act 2007 (LP Act) empowers the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) to hear and decide legal practitioner discipline matter referred to it by the Legal Services Commissioner. Section 598(1) of the LP Act provides that for a proceeding for a matter QCAT is empowered to deal with under this Act, QCAT is to be constituted by a judicial member who is a Supreme Cour

Appointments to Board of 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 Training and Skills Development. The skills centre of excellence represents a partnership model bet

Appointments to Jobs Queensland
The statutory entity Jobs Queensland was established under the Jobs Queensland Act 2015 (“the Act”). Jobs Queensland is an independent entity which provides strategic advice to Government on skills demand, the apprenticeship and traineeship system, and long-term workforce development and planning. It engages with industry bodies, stakeholders and relevant organisations to develop its advice and p

Appointment of Queensland Training Ombudsman
The Queensland Training Ombudsman (QTO) is a statutory position that reports directly to the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development (the Minister). The QTO is established under section 112B(1) of the Further Education and Training Act 2014. The QTO provides a dedicated single point of contact to support consumers with advocacy, comprehensive adv

Environmental Protection (Transhipping Activities) Amendment Regulation 2020
The Environmental Protection (Transhipping Activities) Amendment Regulation 2020 (the Amendment Regulation) will give full legislative effect to the Queensland Government’s transhipping policy. The primary objectives of the Amendment Regulation are to clearly prescribe transhipping as an environmentally relevant activity (ERA) and require the refusal of environmental authority applications for tr

Appointments Queensland Performing Arts Trust
The Queensland Performing Arts Trust is established under the Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977. Under section 12 of the Act, the Queensland Performing Arts 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; establish and conduct schools, lectures, courses, seminars and other

Appointments Board of the Residential Tenancies Authority
The Board of the Residential Tenancies Authority (the Board) is established under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act). The Board is responsible for the way that the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) performs its functions and exercises its powers, and for ensuring the RTA performs its functions in an appropriate, effective and efficient way. The membership o

Economic conditions and job-creating initiatives in Cairns region
Cairns is in the Cairns Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4), which covers a total land area of 21,338km2, and includes the Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3) regions of: Cairns North, Cairns South, Innisfail – Cassowary Coast, Port Douglas – Daintree, and Tablelands (East) – Kuranda. The Cairns regional economy is dominated by its agriculture and tourism industries, with the region more heavily concentrat

Amendments to Royalty Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
On 4 June 2020, the Prime Minister announced the $25,000 HomeBuilder Grant (HomeBuilder Grant), available to eligible owner-occupiers who build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home, where the contract is signed between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020. The Australian Government provides funding for the payment of the grant. States and Territories will administer the grant on behal