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Appointment 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

Bushfire Season Preparedness
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. The outlook for June to August 2021 indicates a slower st

Draft State Infrastructure Strategy and Queensland Government Infrastructure Pipeline
New infrastructure strategies are needed in Queensland due to population growth, changing demographics, technology, the impacts of COVID-19 and other factors. The Draft State Infrastructure Strategy (Draft SIS) has been prepared and provides a 20-year vision for infrastructure to drive collaborative state infrastructure planning and delivery to boost productivity, grow the economy and create jobs

Draft Queensland Organics Strategy 2022-2032
On 1 July 2019, the Queensland Government released the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy (the Waste Strategy), which seeks to transition Queensland to a zero-waste society, where waste is avoided, reused and recycled to the greatest extent possible. The Waste Strategy identified that a material-specific action plan would be beneficial to improve the management of organic waste in Que

Appointments to the 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 Board has a r

State Library Board Appointments
The Library Board of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Libraries Act 1988 (the Act). Under section 20 of the Act 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; to control, maintain and manage the State library; to con

Wet Tropics Management Authority Board Appointments
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

Appointments to Local Government Change Commission
The Local Government Act 2009 provides for the Local Government Change Commission to assess whether a proposed local government change is in the public interest. Local government changes include changes to a local government area, representation, name or classification. For Brisbane City Council, the City of Brisbane Act 2010 provides for the Local Government Change Commission to assess whether a

Health Service Investigation into The Prince Charles Hospital
On 5 July 2021, a Health Service Investigation was commissioned to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Metro North Hospital and Health Service's (MNHHS) operation of its COVID-19 ward at The Prince Charles Hospital (the Investigation). The Investigation comprised a review of compliance with relevant COVID-19 public health directions, guidelines and requirements, arising from the events t

Amendments during consideration in detail Public Health and Other Legislation (Further Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2021
Proactive and effective contact tracing has been critical to preventing widespread community transmission of COVID-19 when positive cases have been detected in the community. The ‘Check In Qld’ app (App) has significantly enhanced Queensland’s contact tracing system and is widely used across the State. Amendments will be moved during consideration in detail to the Public Health and Other Legislat

Referral of sex work industry law reform to Queensland Law Reform Commission
The Palaszczuk Government has previously committed to referring the matter of sex work industry law reform to the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC). The QLRC, in accordance with the Terms of Reference, will be asked to recommend a framework for a decriminalised sex work industry in Queensland. The QLRC’s report will be provided to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for W

Sexual Violence Prevention Action Plan 2021-2022
The Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland’s Framework to address Sexual Violence - Action Plan 2021-2022 (the Action Plan) is the first action plan to be developed to support implementation of Prevent. Support Believe. Queensland’s Framework to address Sexual Violence (the Framework). Significant work to address sexual violence has been undertaken in recent years, including in the time since the

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 has a b

Creation of a new public holiday in 2021 in the Moreton Bay Scenic Rim and Brisbane City local government areas
On 2 August 2021, the Queensland Government announced that this year’s Royal Queensland Show would be cancelled in response to a South East Queensland lockdown and related cluster of COVID-19 cases. On 4 August 2021, the Queensland Government announced its intention to repeal the associated show day public holiday scheduled for Wednesday, 11 August 2021 and announced that a public holiday would be

Queensland University of Technology Amendment Bill 2021
The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a public university established by the Queensland University of Technology Act 1998 (QUT Act). The QUT Act establishes the QUT Council (the Council) as the governing body responsible for ensuring QUT’s proper and effective management and operation. QUT’s 22-member Council is one of the largest governing bodies of Queensland’s public universities. T

Appointment of a director of the Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited Board
The Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited Board is a Government owned corporation (GOCs) port authority responsible for managing the Ports of Gladstone, Bundaberg and Alma (Rockhampton). The boards of 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 judgemen

Superannuation (State Public Sector) (Scheme Administration) Amendment Bill 2021
In March 2021, the boards of QSuper and Sunsuper entered into a heads of agreement to undertake exclusive due diligence on a proposed merger. The proposed merger, if progressed, will establish Australia’s second largest superannuation fund. QSuper is established under the Superannuation (State Public Sector) Act 1990 (the Superannuation Act) as the superannuation fund for State public sector emplo

Amendments to support video recorded evidence and testing and examination of human remains
On 5 April 2019, Mr Terry Ryan, State Coroner, delivered his findings under the Coroners Act 2003 of the inquest into the disappearance and death of Daniel James Morcombe. Recommendation 2 of the findings provides that the Queensland Government amend the Criminal Code to ensure a time limit is imposed on the testing of human remains in circumstances where the prosecution and defence fail to reach

New Seller Disclosure Scheme for Sales of Freehold Land
From August 2013 to January 2018, the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) was engaged to undertake a broad-ranging, independent review of Queensland’s property laws. This review included an issues paper, interim report and Final Report – Seller Disclosure in Queensland on seller disclosure. QUT recommended that a statutory seller disclosure