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Government response to Inquiry into management of retired race horses
In October 2019, the Queensland Government announced an Independent Inquiry into the management of retired racing horses in Queensland. The Independent Inquiry, led by Mr Terry Martin SC, handed its report to the Queensland Government in January 2020. The report makes 55 recommendations to strengthen regulatory oversight of facilities accepting horses for slaughter; and to improve the management o

Appointments to Appeal Costs Board
Section 6 of the Appeal Costs Fund Act 1973 (the Act) establishes the Appeal Costs Board (the Board). The role of the Board is to administer the Appeals Costs Fund (the Fund). The purpose of the Fund is to assist in the payment of costs incurred by litigants through no fault of their own in certain circumstances, such as when decisions are upset on appeal or proceedings are rendered abortive. The

Appointment to Council of Queensland Law Society
Section 679 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (the Act) establishes the Queensland Law Society (QLS). Section 680 of the Act provides that the functions of the QLS are: to perform the functions conferred on the law society under the Act; to manage the affairs, income and property of the law society for the purposes and benefit of the law society; and to perform other functions given to the law soc

Appointments to 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 Mental Health Review Tribunal
The Mental Health Review Tribunal (the Tribunal) was established under the former Mental Health Act 2000 and is continued under the Mental Health Act 2016 (the Act). The Tribunal’s primary purpose is to review the involuntary status of persons with a mental illness and/or intellectual disability. The Act authorises the Tribunal to hear specified reviews, applications and appeals including treatm

Queensland Bushfires Review Report 2 - 2019-20
The Inspector-General Emergency Management (IGEM) undertook further monitoring of Queensland’s disaster management arrangements with regard to the Sarabah, Stanthorpe and Peregian Springs bushfires in September 2019, through the Queensland Bushfires Review Report 2: 2019-20. The review was undertaken with consideration of the recommendations from the 2018 Queensland Bushfires Review Report 2: 2018

Public Health (Declared Public Health Emergencies) Amendment Bill 2020
The Public Health (Declared Public Health Emergencies) Amendment Bill 2020 allows a declared public health emergency to be extended by regulation for periods of up to 90 days. This will allow the Queensland Government to communicate with certainty about public health emergency arrangements up to 90 days in advance. The Public Health (Declared Public Health Emergencies) Amendment Bill 2020 includes

Appointments to Board of Health and Wellbeing Queensland
Health and Wellbeing Queensland was established on 1 July 2019 by the Health and Wellbeing Queensland Act 2019 (the Act) to address long-term and chronic health issues across Queensland and improve the health and wellbeing of the Queensland population. Under the Act, Health and Wellbeing Queensland is governed by a board of at least two, but not more than ten, members appointed by the Governor i

Earle Haven aged care facility - Government response to reports of Parliamentary Committee & Independent Inquiry
On 28 November 2019, the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee published: Report No. 30, November 2019 – Investigation of the closure of Earle Haven residential aged care facility at Nerang (Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying) (the Committee Report). The Queensland Government response support

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

Appointments to Library Board of Queensland
The Library Board of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Libraries Act 1988 (the Act). The Board has the functions conferred to it under section 20 of the Act. In summary, the Board’s functions are: to promote the advancement and effective operation and coordination of public libraries of all descriptions throughout the State; to encourage and facilitate the use of public libraries;

Appointments to Board of Queensland Museum
The Board of the Queensland Museum (the Board) is established under the Queensland Museum Act 1970 (the Act). Under section 12 of the Act, the Board’s functions include: control and management of the museum and all natural history, historical and technological collections, and other chattels and property contained therein; the maintenance and administration of the museum so as to meet the needs an

Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
On 28 November 2019, the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport tabled in the Legislative Assembly the government responses to two independent reports into the building and construction industry: The Building Industry Fairness Reforms Implementation and Evaluation Panel report and the Special Joint Taskforce report. The reports made recommenda

Co-operatives National Law Bill 2020
The Co-operatives National Law Bill 2020 (Bill) repeals the Cooperatives Act 1997 (Qld) and applies the Co-operatives National Law (CNL) as the law of Queensland, with certain modifications set out in the Bill. The Bill also applies the Co-operatives National Regulations (CNR) as the law of Queensland, and provides for the making of local regulations, which will allow for Queensland-specific juris

Energy from Waste Policy Queensland
In July 2019, the Queensland Government released the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy (the Strategy) which seeks to transition Queensland to a zero-waste society, where waste is avoided, reused and recycled to the greatest extent possible. The Strategy commits to the development of an Energy-from-Waste (EfW) Policy. The EfW Policy seeks to: support the vision of the Advance Queensla

Official events for opening of North Queensland Stadium
The North Queensland Stadium project was a key initiative of the Townsville City Deal which established a 15-year commitment for all levels of government to collaborate and create transformative outcomes for Townsville. The $293.5 million project was a joint initiative of the Queensland Government, Australian Government and the Townsville City Council. Construction of the stadium supported more th

Consultation RIS on regulating re-entry to National Injury Insurance Scheme (Qld)
On 1 July 2016, the Queensland Government introduced two separate statutory schemes to establish Queensland’s National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS): a scheme to support people seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents, by introducing the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016, and a scheme to support workers seriously injured in workplace accidents, by amending the Workers’ Co

Appointment of the Principal Commissioner of the Queensland Productivity Commission
The role of the Queensland Productivity Commission is to undertake independent, in-depth reviews of complex economic, industry and regulatory issues through open and transparent processes informed by wide public consultation, and formulate policy proposals and recommendations to Government to encourage economic growth, productivity and improved living standards across Queensland. Appointments to