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Framework for parole decisions about prisoners
Under Queensland’s Criminal Code, the offence of murder carries mandatory life imprisonment or the imposition of an indefinite sentence under Part 10 of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992. The Criminal Code, read in conjunction with the Corrective Services Act 2006, sets mandatory minimum non-parole periods for the offence of murder; that is, the minimum period an offender must spend in prison b

Water Legislation (Water Restrictions) Amendment Bill 2021
Water service providers can set water restrictions under the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 (the Water Supply Act) for the volume of water, hours of use and the way water is used. It is an offence to contravene a water service provider’s water restriction with penalties attached. The Water Legislation (Water Restrictions) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) amends the South-East Queens

Director Child Protection Litigation Appointment
Section 7 of the Director of Child Protection Litigation Act 2016 (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 protection to

Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Improving confidence in the housing sector is a key pillar of the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027, including by reviewing and modernising the housing legislative framework. Renting is an increasingly important housing option for many Queenslanders and the Queensland Government undertook extensive consultation in 2018 to identify reform priorities and in 2019 on reform options for immediate p

Public Advocate Appointment
Section 208 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (the Act) provides that there must be a Public Advocate. The Public Advocate is responsible for: promoting and protecting the rights of adults with impaired capacity for a matter; promoting the protection of the adults from neglect, exploitation or abuse; encouraging the development of programs to help the adults to reach the greatest pr

Public Guardian Appointment
Section 9 of the Public Guardian Act 2014 (the Act) provides that there must be a Public Guardian. Section 10 of the Act provides that the Public Guardian’s role: in relation to adults who have impaired capacity for a matter is to protect their rights and interests; and in relation to relevant children and children staying at a visitable site is to protect their rights and interests. Section 94 o

Appointments QCAT JPs
Section 161 of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (QCAT Act) establishes Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) as an independent tribunal. The QCAT Act provides for the appointment of QCAT Justices of the Peace (JPs) to hear minor civil disputes with a value of $5,000 or less and non-urgent residential tenancy matters in QCAT. Cabinet endorsed the 22 nominees b

Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025
In 2017, the Queensland Government launched the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027, the state’s first housing strategy to address the entire housing continuum from homelessness services and social housing to affordable housing and private rental; and home ownership through to retirement living. Since 2017, much progress has been made towards achieving the vision of the Housing Strategy, however

Personalised Transport Ombudsman Repeal Bill 2021
The appointment of the Personalised Transport Ombudsman (PTO) under the Personalised Transport Ombudsman Act 2019 (PTO Act) was deferred due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the personalised transport industry. The Department of Transport and Main Roads undertook a review and looked at whether a newly created PTO would provide the stated benefits to industry, particularly as operators re

Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2021-22 to 2024-25
The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2021–22 to 2024–25 is a program of works that details the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ infrastructure investment for road, rail, 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 projects

Appointment of the Deputy President Mental Health Review Tribunal
The Mental Health Review Tribunal (the Tribunal) is established under the Mental Health Act 2016 (the Act) to review the involuntary status of people with mental illness and/or intellectual disability. The Tribunal also provides approval for the performance of electroconvulsive therapy and non-ablative neurosurgical procedures. The Tribunal consists of the President, Deputy President and other me

Appointments to various Hospital and Health Boards
Across Queensland, each of the 16 Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) are the principal providers of public sector health services within their region. Under section 22 of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (Act), each HHS is independently and locally controlled by a Hospital and Health Board (HHB). HHBs are accountable for the performance of their respective HHS and for establishing and ma

Public Health and Other Legislation (Further Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2021
In 2020, amendments were made to the Public Health Act 2005 and other legislation to support the Queensland Government’s response to COVID-19 and the Queensland economy and businesses affected by the pandemic. Given the urgency of the amendments, sunset and expiry clauses were inserted into the amending legislation, which are due to expire in September 2021. The public health emergency for COVID-1

Proclamation under Corporations (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2001
Under the Corporations (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2001 (the Act), the Parliament of Queensland referred to the Commonwealth Parliament the powers: to enact the Corporations Act 2001 and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 as Commonwealth legislation extending to each State; and to make laws about forming corporations, corporate regulation and financial products and servi

Consultation on legislative framework for journalist privilege to shield disclosure of confidential sources
The introduction of shield laws is a complex issue that requires detailed analysis and proper consideration and consultation. Journalist shield laws need to balance a journalist’s obligation to maintain the confidentiality of their sources in the interests of a free, independent and effective press and the public interest in the ability for the court to have access to all relevant evidence. A Con

Appointment of chairperson and directors to Stadiums Queensland Board
Stadiums Queensland is established under the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001 (the Act) as an independent authority to manage, operate, and promote Queensland’s world class major sports facilities. Stadiums Queensland is also empowered, under the Act, to develop major sports facilities for declaration under the Act and other infrastructure associated with the State’s major sports facilities. The S

Appointment of a member to the Racing Queensland Board
Section 10 of the Racing Act 2002 (the Act) provides that the primary function of the Racing Queensland (RQ Board) is to be the control body in relation to each of its codes of racing, and to manage these codes of racing. In accordance with the Act, the RQ Board must perform its primary function in a way that is in the best interests of its codes collectively while having regard to the interests o

Response to the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board 2019-20 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

Appointments to the boards of various Government owned corporations
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. It is desirable for board members to possess demonstrated previous lea