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Appointments to Electrical Licensing Committee
The Electrical Licensing Committee (the Committee) is established under section 87 of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 (the Act). Under section 88 of the Act, the functions of the Committee are to: give advice and make recommendations to the Board about electrical licences and training; take necessary disciplinary action against holders of electrical licences and previous holders of electrical con

Appointments to Gold Coast Waterways Authority Board
The Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 (the Act) established the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) and the Gold Coast Waterways Authority Board (the Board). Section 43 of the Act provides that the Board controls the Authority. The GCWA is responsible for delivering the best possible management of Gold Coast waterways and for facilitating the implementation of the Spit Master Plan through

Appointments to Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee
The Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016–2021 (Strategy) and associated action plans for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C were launched in December 2016. The Queensland Government invested $5.27 million over four years from 2016–17 to progress priority actions in the Strategy. The Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee (Committee) was established in June 2017 to guide the implementation of

Appointment to WorkCover Queensland Board of Directors
The WorkCover Queensland 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;

Establishment of Central Queensland Hospital Foundation and appointment of inaugural board
The Hospital Foundations Act 2018 (Act) provides for the establishment, incorporation and administration of hospital foundations as statutory bodies. A hospital foundation helps its associated Hospital and Health Service and supports the Queensland public health system by raising funds to improve facilities, supporting educational and training opportunities for staff, funding research, and support

Report on implementation of Government Commitments
Government election commitments are based on the policies and materials released during the State election campaign by the Australian Labor Party (ALP). Following the swearing of the new Ministry, Minister’s charter letters were issued. Priorities within each Minister’s charter letters which were not election commitments have formed charter letter commitments. The Government election commitments a

Queensland Accessible Transport Advisory Council
The establishment of the Queensland Accessible Transport Advisory Council (the Council) will provide disability sector representatives and vulnerable customers an unprecedented opportunity for early and authentic consultation on all Queensland wide major transport projects at every stage of the project lifecycle, making Queensland a leader in co-design and universal design principles. The Council

Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2020-21 to 2023-24
The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2020–21 to 2023–24 is a program of works that details the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ infrastructure investment for roads, railways, marine, public transport and active transport initiatives. The QTRIP provides confidence for industry in a forward pipeline of works, enabling planned delivery of transport infrastructure proj

Government response to Parliamentary Health Committee Reports 33 and 34
On 24 March 2020, the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee published: Report No. 33, 56th Parliament (Aged care, end-of-life and palliative care) (Report No. 33). On 31 March 2020, the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee published: Report No. 34, 56th Parliament (Voluntary assisted

Liquor (Artisan Liquor) Amendment Bill 2020
The government has committed to improving the regulatory environment for craft brewers and artisan distillers to support industry development and cut red tape. Before COVID-19, the artisan liquor industry in Queensland was a growth sector. The pandemic has highlighted the need for reforms to support craft brewers and artisan distillers throughout the state. A single licence category for craft br

First progress report for Third Action Plan Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy
On 18 August 2015, the Government released its response to the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report (the Not Now, Not Ever report) which accepted all 121 Government-based recommendations and supported the 19 nongovernment recommendations. As at 30 September 2019, all recommendations made in the Not Now, Not Ever report had been delivered. The Dome

Appointments to Legal Aid Board
Section 48 of the Legal Aid Queensland Act 1997 (the Act) establishes the Legal Aid Board (the Board). The functions of the Board, under the Act, are to responsibly manage Legal Aid Queensland (LAQ) and to ensure that LAQ achieves its objects under the Act. Under section 49 of the Act, the Board consists of five persons (including one as the Board Chairperson) appointed by the Governor in Council

Appointments 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

Appointment to Professional Standards Council
Section 41 of the Professional Standards Act 2004 (the Act) provides for the establishment of the Professional Standards Council (PSC). The PSC’s functions are defined in section 43 of the Act. The main function is to assess applications made by occupational associations under the Act for approval of a scheme to limit the occupational liability of the members of the association. The PSC also advi

Appointments to Public Trust Office Investment Board
The common fund (which is invested by the Public Trustee) is established under section 19 of the Public Trustee Act 1978 (the Act). All investments of the common fund are controlled and managed by the Public Trust Office Investment Board (the Board). The Public Trustee, under section 21(5) of the Act, has the following obligations: to not invest funds without the Board’s approval; to satisfy the B

Appointments 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

Extension of COVID-19 related commercial leasing measures
On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet agreed to a Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19 (National Code) which provides for good faith leasing principles for negotiations between landlords and tenants to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) which are impacted by social distancing measures and business closures in response to the COVID-19 public health

Parliamentary Committee Report into electoral expenditure caps at Local Government elections
On 28 November 2019, the Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced into the Legislative Assembly and referred to the Economics and Governance Committee for consideration and report. The Bill included proposed amendments relating to State elections and the conduct of Ministers and Local Government Councillors in managing conflic

Appointments to Board of Directors of Wet Tropics Management Authority
The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area is managed under the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (the Queensland Act) and the Commonwealth Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area Conservation Act 1994 (the Commonwealth Act). These Acts implement Australia’s international duty for the protection, conservation, presentation, rehabilitation and transmission t

Queensland environmental offsets framework - Consultation and Response Report
Environmental offsets are used in many countries and are a widely accepted way to compensate for impacts from economic growth and rapid urban expansion. The current Queensland environmental offsets framework consists of the Environmental Offsets Act 2014, Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014 and Environmental Offsets Policy 2014. In 2017, the Queensland Government committed to undertaking a compr

Queensland’s Protected Area Strategy 2020-2030
Queensland’s protected areas cover over 14 million hectares. This is comprised of 69% public protected areas (such as national parks) and 31% private protected areas (such as nature refuges). These areas are managed for nature or heritage conservation purposes and receive formal protection under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. The Queensland Government has committed to securing and conserving re

Appointment of Public Interest Monitor
The Public Interest Monitor is appointed by the Governor in Council under section 740 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 and section 324 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001. The role of the Public Interest Monitor includes (among other matters) appearing at court hearings to test the validity of applications by law enforcement authorities for surveillance device warrants, retrieva

Appointments Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal - September 2020
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) is an independent, accessible tribunal that efficiently resolves disputes on a range of matters. QCAT’s purpose is to provide a quick, inexpensive avenue to resolve disputes between parties and make decisions about: adult administration and guardianship; administrative decisions; anti-discrimination; building disputes; children and young

Tourism and Events Queensland Board Appointment
Tourism and Events Queensland is a statutory body established under the Tourism and Events Queensland Act 2012. Tourism and Events Queensland seeks to achieve economic and social benefits for the state through marketing and promoting tourism in Queensland, tourism experience and destination development and securing major events to be held in Queensland. Tourism and Events Queensland works in partn

Fisheries Legislation Amendment Regulation 2020
The commercial fishing industry was one of the first industries to be affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) due to the loss of key export markets in early 2020. As Australia responded to the pandemic and social restrictions were imposed, there was also a loss of domestic markets further affecting Queensland’s seafood industry. The commercial fishing sector continues to face significant econ

Appointment Queensland Reconstruction Board
The Queensland Reconstruction Board is established under the Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011 (QRA Act). The functions of the Queensland Reconstruction Board under the QRA Act are to: set the strategic priorities for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA); make recommendations to the Minister about: priorities for community infrastructure, other property and community services

Appointments to the Resources Community Infrastructure Fund Advisory Committee
The Queensland Government and the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) representing Participating Mineral Resource Industry Parties, executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 18 May 2020, which established the Resources Community Infrastructure Fund (RCIF). The MOU requires formation of an Advisory Committee, comprising Government, resource community, and industry representatives. It will rev

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Group
The establishment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Group (Prevention Group) recognises Queensland’s commitment that domestic and family violence reform activities must be co-designed and undertaken in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, to effectively and appropriately address the intersection of the ex

Reforms arising from the review of the Racing Integrity Act 2016
The Racing Integrity Act 2016 (RI Act) established the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC), an independent statutory body with a range of functions regarding the integrity of the racing industry, including the greyhound, thoroughbred horse and harness horse racing codes. QRIC was established to create a clear separation between the integrity and commercial activities within the racing in

Appropriation Bill 2020 and Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2020
The Financial Accountability Act 2009 (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, Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Treasurer, may authorise the expenditure. This is k

Appointments to the boards of various Government Businesses
The Boards of Government Owned Corporations (GOCs) 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 respons

Queensland Counter Terrorism Strategy
The threat of terrorism is a real and enduring, one which has the potential to undermine the safety and security of our community. The Queensland Government has primary responsibility for countering this threat and ensuring that Queensland meets its obligations under the national counter-terrorism arrangements. The Queensland Counter-Terrorism Strategy articulates the Government’s strategy to coun