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Appointments to Child Death Review Board
The Child Death Review Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (the Amendment Act) received assent on 13 February 2020 and has been proclaimed to commence on 1 July 2020. The Amendment Act amends the Family and Child Commission Act 2014 (the FCC Act) to establish the Child Death Review Board (the Board), and provide that the Board has the following functions: to carry out reviews relating to the child pro

Appointment of Ombudsman
Section 11 of the Ombudsman Act 2001 (the Act) provides that there is to be an Ombudsman and that the Ombudsman is to be an officer of the Parliament. The functions of the Ombudsman, set out in section 12 of the Act, are: to investigate administrative actions of agencies: on reference from the Assembly or a statutory committee of the Assembly; on complaint; or on the ombudsman’s own initiative; t

2020 Bushfire Season Outlook
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. It is anticipated that Queensland will experience above me

Appointments to Service Trades Council
The Service Trades Council (STC) is established under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018 (the Act) and forms part of, and operates within, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). The STC represents Queensland’s plumbing and drainage trade and works to promote acceptable standards of competence for the trade to protect the public's health and safety as well as the environment. T

Amendments to Health legislation to create position of Deputy Chief Health Officer
The amendments to the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 create the position of Deputy Chief Health Officer to support the Chief Health Officer in exercising the Chief Health Officer’s functions under the Public Health Act 2005 during the COVID-19 emergency and afterwards. The amendments to the Public Health Act 2005: allow the Chief Health Officer to delegate some COVID-19 emergency powers to th

Nature Conservation & Other Legislation (Indigenous Joint Mgt – Moreton Island) Amendment Bill 2020
On 27 November 2019, the Federal Court of Australia made a native title consent determination recognising the Quandamooka Peoples’ native title rights on Moreton Island (Mulgumpin). As part of the consent determination process, the State of Queensland and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), the representatives of the Quandamooka People, agreed to work towards the joint ma

Consultation RIS for licensing pharmacy business ownership
The Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee (Committee) tabled Report No. 12, 56th Parliament – Inquiry into the establishment of a pharmacy council and transfer of pharmacy ownership in Queensland (Committee Report) in October 2018. One key recommendation was that the Pharmacy Business Ownership Act 2001 (Act) be amended to enable Queensland

Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020
On 7 November 2019, the Queensland Government released Tackling Plastic Waste – Queensland’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Plan (the Plan). The Plan identifies and prioritises actions to reduce plastic waste and the economic and environmental impacts of plastic pollution. To help meet these objectives, a key action of the Plan is the introduction of legislation to enable a ban on the supply of singl

Appointment Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority Board
The Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 2005 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority (the Authority), which administers a scheme of portable long service leave benefits for eligible workers in the contract cleaning industry in Queensland. Section 16(1) of the Act provides that the Authority is gover

Appointments to Board of Queensland College of Teachers
The Queensland College of Teachers is a statutory body established by the Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005 (the Act). Chapter 10, part 1 of the Act outlines the functions of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) which include: granting registration or permission to teach; initial and ongoing eligibility requirements for registration and permission to teach; approving and moni

Appointments to WorkCover Queensland board of directors
The WorkCover board is established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) and oversees WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover). The board’s role includes the following: ensuring that, as far as possible, WorkCover achieves, and acts in accordance with, its statement of corporate intent and carries out the objectives outlined in its statement of corporate intent; accounting

Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
The Queensland Government accepted all six recommendations from the Findings of Inquest into the death of 22 month old Mason Jet Lee delivered by Deputy State Coroner Bentley of the Coroners Court of Queensland on 2 June 2020. In accepting recommendation six, related to permanency and adoption for children in care, the Queensland Government committed to working with stakeholders to progress the re

Public Service and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
The Bridgman review, which reported on how Queensland public sector employment laws could best meet the objectives of fairness in the employment relationship, responsiveness of employees to the community and to the government and inclusiveness of public sector employment, was released in March 2020. The Bridgman review complemented the Coaldrake Review into the Queensland Public Sector Workforce R

Appointment to Law Reform Commission
The Law Reform Commission (the Commission) is constituted in accordance with the Law Reform Commission Act 1968 (the Act). Section 10(1) of the Act states that the function of the Commission is to take and keep under review all the law applicable to the State with a view to its systematic development and reform. Section 4(1)(a) of the Act provides that each person appointed to be a Member of the

Response Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Advisory Board 2018-19 Annual Report
The Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board (the Board) was established as part of the Queensland Government’s implementation of recommendations from the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence Final Report - Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland (2015). The Board is established under the Coroners Act 2003 to review domestic

Queensland Law Reform Commission report on consent and mistake of fact
On 2 September 2019, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Leader of the House asked the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) to examine the operation and practical application of both the definition of consent under section 348 of the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld) (Criminal Code) and the excuse of mistake of fact as it applies to sexual offences in the Criminal Code, and to provide draf

Wet Tropics (Review) Amendment Management Plan 2020
The Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998 (Management Plan) regulates activities inside the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area which have the potential to impact on the Area’s world heritage values and integrity. It is a key instrument in meeting Australia’s international obligations under the World Heritage Convention to protect and manage the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area.

Amendments to the Legal Profession Act 2007
The Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Guarantee Fund (the Fund) is administered by the Queensland Law Society (QLS) under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (LPA). It was established to provide a source of compensation for persons who have lost trust money or property due to a dishonest default by a solicitor law practice. Section 396 of the LPA prohibits the payment from the Fund of amounts in excess of

Creative Together Roadmap
Arts, culture and creativity are increasingly recognised by governments for their social, cultural and economic benefits. Creative Together 2020-2030: A 10-Year Roadmap for arts, culture and creativity in Queensland (Creative Together) is the Queensland Government’s ten-year Roadmap for arts, culture and creativity. Creative Together acknowledges the significant impact of COVID-19 on Queensland an

Appointments to the National Injury Insurance Agency Queensland Board
The National Injury Insurance Agency, Queensland (the Agency), was established under the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016 on 1 July 2016. The Agency’s Board is to have between four and nine members appointed by the Governor in Council. The functions of the Board are to: manage the Agency ensure the Agency performs its functions in a proper, effective and efficient way develo

Queensland Future Fund Bill 2020
The Queensland Future Fund Bill 2020 (Bill) implements a Government commitment to establish a Queensland Future Fund. The first future fund to be established will be the Queensland Future (Debt Retirement) Fund (‘Debt Retirement Fund’). The Debt Retirement Fund, which will provide funding for reducing the debt of the State, will underpin Queensland’s future economic success by having a sustaina

Royalty Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
As part of the 2019-20 State Budget, the Government announced a review of Queensland’s petroleum royalty regime (Petroleum Royalty Review). The objectives of the review were to ensure greater certainty, equity and simplicity, and identify opportunities to simplify the current petroleum royalty regime, while providing an appropriate return to Queenslanders from their valuable non-renewable resource