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Amendments to the Public Health Act 2005
On 29 January 2020, a public health emergency was declared under section 319 of the Public Health Act 2005 for COVID-19. Since 28 March 2020, a public health direction made by the Chief Health Officer has been in place requiring anyone arriving in Queensland from overseas to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days in a hotel or other premises nominated by an emergency officer for the Public Health

Appointment of Director of Child Protection Litigation
Section 7 of the Director of Child Protection Litigation Act 2016 (the DCPL Act) states there must be a Director of Child Protection Litigation (DCPL). The DCPL’s main functions are to do the following under the Child Protection Act 1999: prepare and apply for child protection orders and conduct protection proceedings; prepare and apply for transfers of a child protection order or child protectio

Appointment of Director of Public Prosecutions
Section 4A of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1984 provides that there is to be a Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and establishes the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The ODPP’s responsibility is to prosecute criminal matters in the High Court of Australia, Court of Appeal (Qld), Supreme, Mental Health and District Courts, and the Magistrates Court (in limited l

Appointment of Information Commissioner
Section 123 of the Right to Information Act 2009 (the RTI Act) establishes the Information Commissioner and Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) and provides that the Information Commissioner is an officer of the Parliament. The OIC is an independent statutory body whose role is to: promote access to government-held information; protect people’s personal information held by the public sec

Appointment of Commissioner, Queensland Mental Health Commission
The Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) is constituted under the provisions of the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (the Act). Its purpose is to drive ongoing reform towards a more integrated, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health and substance misuse system. This object is primarily achieved by the development of a whole-of-government strategy to address systemic ment

Appointments to Parole Board Queensland
Parole Board Queensland (the Board) is an independent statutory body that makes decisions about a prisoner’s release into the community under supervision. The Board decide prisoners’ applications for release into the community on parole, and amend, suspend or cancel parole orders for prisoners who have been released to parole. The highest priority in making parole decisions is the safety of the co

Disability Services and Other Legislation (Worker Screening) Amendment Bill 2020
Queensland agreed to implement a nationally consistent National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) worker screening system. Implementation of this system will mean that clearances and exclusions will be portable across roles and employers within the NDIS. The Disability Services and Other Legislation (Worker Screening) Amendment Bill 2020 (the Bill) would: ensure Queensland has made all legislat

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
The primary objectives of the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 (the Bill) are to: provide for the statutory appointment of a Rehabilitation Commissioner; clarify and improve residual risk requirements to better manage the risks to the State from former resource sites; and improve the operation of environmental protection legislation. The Bill provides for the s

Amendments during consideration in detail of Community Service Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019
On 27 November 2019, the Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations introduced the Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019 which provided, at section 2, a 1 July 2020 commencement start date for the scheme. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, an amendment to the Bill is required to change the commencement date for the scheme to be a date fixed by

Government response to findings of inquest into death of Mason Jet Lee
On 2 June 2020, the Deputy State Coroner’s Findings of Inquest into the death of 22 month old Mason Jet Lee were released by the Coroners Court of Queensland, making six recommendations for Government aimed at better protecting children and reducing the likelihood of similar deaths. Since Mason’s death, the Queensland Government has implemented significant reforms to the child protection and famil

Queensland Law Reform Commission Report on Civil Surveillance
On 20 July 2018, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Leader of the House (Attorney-General) asked the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) to review Queensland’s laws relating to civil surveillance and the protection of privacy in the context of current and emerging technologies. On the same date, the Attorney-General also asked the QLRC to review laws relating to workplace survei

South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2020-2025
The Queensland Government released the Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-2024 (draft Strategy) for public consultation in December 2019 to January 2020. The South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2020-2025 (Strategy) builds on the draft Strategy for the Queensland Government to implement the Koala Expert Panel’s recommendations in full. This includes detailed

Rail Manufacturing Strategy
Queensland's rail manufacturing sector encompasses rollingstock manufacturing, maintenance and repair; rail infrastructure construction and maintenance; and operational systems technology supply chains. The sector is a key supplier to both Queensland and interstate rail requirements and has capacity to build on emerging supply opportunities, including exports. The Rail Manufacturing Strategy for Q

Appointment to the Queensland Treasury Corporation Capital Markets Board
The Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) Capital Markets Board manages the affairs of QTC, the State’s central financing and financial risk management authority, other than those relating to certain superannuation and other long-term assets. Appointments to the QTC Board are made by the Governor in Council under section 10(2) of the Queensland Treasury Corporation Act 1988. It is desirable for

Petroleum Royalty Review
In the 2019-20 State Budget the Government announced a review of Queensland’s petroleum royalty regime. 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 resources. The review, independently chaire