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Appointments to Queensland Accessible Transport Advisory Council
The establishment of the Queensland Accessible Transport Advisory Council (Council) provides 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 is to

Repeal of Public Safety Business Agency Act 2014
In 2013, the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) was created by the then Government and was formally established by the Public Safety Business Agency Act 2014 (the PSBA Act) to provide corporate services for the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and the Office of the Inspector-General of Emergency Management. The PSBA also provides information and comm

Cross River Rail project progress update
Cross River Rail is a $5.4 billion investment in South East Queensland’s transport infrastructure. The project is injecting $4.1 million per day into the economy, 90 per cent of this directly into the Queensland economy. More than 800 Queensland suppliers and sub-contractors have already benefitted from the project, and over 2,400 people have worked on the project to date. The project has maintain

Appointment Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
Section 4A of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1984 (the Act) establishes the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The main function of the ODPP is to represent the State in the prosecution of criminal matters in the Magistrates (limited), District, Supreme and Mental Health Courts, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia. Section 17 of the Act provides that th

Government response to the Commonwealth Committee review of the operation of the National Emergency Declaration Act 2020
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements recommended that the Commonwealth Government should create a legislative mechanism for the making of a declaration of a state of national emergency. To implement this recommendation, the National Emergency Declaration Act 2020 (Cth) (National Declaration Act) provides for the Governor-General to make a national emergency declaration

Public Advocate’s Report Preserving the financial futures of vulnerable Queenslanders-A Review of the Public Trustee
The Public Advocate has a statutory responsibility to undertake systems advocacy on behalf of Queensland adults with impaired decision-making capacity. The functions of the Public Advocate are set out in section 209 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (the GAA). Under section 209A of the GAA, the Public Advocate may prepare a report about a systemic matter which, once given to the Mini

Appointments Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal - March 2021
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 peop

Building Queensland Repeal Bill 2021
cAs part of the Government’s COVID-19 Fiscal and Economic Review (2020) and the implementation of its Savings and Debt Plan, the Queensland Government announced that it had identified opportunities for the structural reform of statutory bodies and agencies, where their functions can be integrated within existing Government departments. The Building Queensland Repeal Bill 2021 (the Bill) repeals t

Appointment Board of Queensland College of Teachers
The Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) 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 QCT which include: granting registration or permission to teach; initial and ongoing eligibility requirements for registration and permission to teach; approving and monitoring preservice teacher e

Appointment of referees for the Development Tribunals
The Development Tribunals are established under chapter 6 of the Planning Act 2016 (PA) to hear appeals against decisions made under the PA, Building Act 1975, Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018, Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 (SEQ Water Act) and matters prescribed under a regulation. The Development Tribunals

Appointments Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland
The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (the Board) is established under the Professional Engineers Act 2002 (the Act) to maintain a register of registered professional engineers; protect the public by ensuring only competent, qualified persons practice as registered professional engineers; ensure registered professional engineers maintain appropriate technical and professional standard

Appointments Workers Compensation Review Panel
Section 193A of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 entitles workers injured between 15 October 2013 and 31 January 2015 to additional lump sum compensation where the injury results in a degree of permanent impairment of 5% or less. Section 112R of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2014 establishes an expert legal panel to conduct reviews of such decisions.

Review of the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 - Discussion Paper
On 8 December 2020, the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities announced that the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) would conduct a full review of the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (ACPA). A Discussion Paper has been prepared to facilitate consultation. The Discussion Paper sets out high level policy proposals for comment a

COVID-19 Emergency Response and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
On 29 January 2020, a public health emergency was declared for all of Queensland under the Public Health Act 2005 (PH Act) in relation to the outbreak of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 and the Justice and Other Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Amendment Act 2020 were introduced to protect the health, safety and welfare of Queenslanders, mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Update on delivery of stage one of the Coomera Connector
The Coomera Connector is the long-term transport solution that will meet current and future population growth in the northern Gold Coast and Logan areas, and relieve congestion on the Pacific Motorway (M1) between Loganholme and Nerang. The priority is the 16-kilometre first stage of the Coomera Connector from Coomera to Nerang, with construction commencing mid-2021. The Department of Transport an

Making Tracks discussion paper - a shared conversation
In 2017, the then Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission and the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) released the report Addressing Institutional Barriers to Health Equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Queensland’s Public Hospital and Health Services (the Health Equity Report). Queensland Health has since introduced a number of substantial policy, pro

Tourism Recovery Action Plan
Queensland’s visitor economy plays a key role in the state’s overall economic outlook and the livelihoods of more than 234,000 Queenslanders who are employed by the tourism industry. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state welcomed a record number of visitors with more than 28.6 million spending more than $25.5 billion in 2019. As countries around the world continue to manage the COVID-19 respo

Amendments to the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016
The National Injury Insurance Agency (Queensland) Amendment Bill 2021 (Bill) abolishes the board of the National Injury Insurance Agency (Queensland) (the Agency) and appoints the Insurance Commissioner as the chief executive officer responsible for the management of the Agency under the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016. The change to the governance structure of the Agency is

Queensland Future Fund (Titles Registry)
The Queensland Future Fund Act 2020 established the Queensland Future Fund and its first sub-fund, the Debt Retirement Fund (DRF). The DRF will be managed by QIC Limited (QIC) and structured to act as an offset against State debt by credit rating agencies when they assess Queensland’s debt burden. In September 2020, the COVID-19 Fiscal and Economic Review (CFER) recognised a $5.67 billion contri

Repeal of the Queensland Productivity Commission Act 2015 and other amendments
On 7 September 2020, the Queensland Government announced that, as part of the Savings and Debt Plan, the Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) would be integrated into Queensland Treasury to establish the Office of Productivity and Red Tape Reduction (OPRTR), better driving the government’s productivity agenda. The legislative amendments facilitate the integration of the productivity and regula