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Appointment to the Controlled Operations Committee
The Controlled Operations Committee (the Committee) is established under section 232 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 (the Act). The Committee consists of an independent member, the Commissioner or the Commissioner’s nominee and the Crime and Corruption Commission chairperson or the chairperson’s nominee.
The Committee’s functions include:
to consider, and make recommendations ab
Appointments 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 decides prisoners’ applications for release into the community on parole, and amends, suspends or cancels parole orders for prisoners who have been released to parole. The highest priority in making parole decisions is the safety of th
Police Service Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
The Police Service Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) modernises the legislative framework governing Protective Services and amends the identification requirements for police officers acting as public officials under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, the Forestry Act 1959, the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 and the Marine Parks Act 2004 (Queensland Parks and
Appointments to Gladstone Area and Mount Isa Water Boards
The Gladstone Area Water Board (GAWB) and the Mount Isa Water Board (MIWB) are category 1 water authorities established under the Water Act 2000 (the Water Act).
The Water Act states that a water authority must have a board of directors.
The board is responsible for the way in which the water authority performs its functions and exercises its powers. The enabling legislation requires the water aut
Appointments 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 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 to future ge
Evidence and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
In June 2021, a discussion paper titled Shielding confidential sources: balancing the public’s right to know and the court’s need to know was released seeking feedback on the development of shield laws to better protect journalists’ confidential sources.
The Evidence and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) amends the Evidence Act 1977 (Evidence Act), Criminal Code, Magistrates Act 19
Appointments to the K’gari (Fraser Island) World Heritage Advisory Committee
The Department of Environment and Science (DES) represents the Queensland Government in assisting the Commonwealth to meet Australia’s obligations under the World Heritage Convention. Responsibilities are detailed in the Australian World Heritage Intergovernmental Agreement, and include the appointment of property-specific advisory committees comprising the best cultural, scientific, technical and
Queensland’s position on Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility
Across Australia, a child under 10 years of age cannot be prosecuted for a criminal offence (minimum age of criminal responsibility). A rebuttable presumption, known as doli incapax, exists for children between 10 and 14 years of age. In Queensland, the presumption requires the prosecution to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the child had the capacity to know that the child ought not commit
Consultation summary report Review of the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001
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). The review will ensure the legislation keeps pace with contemporary animal welfare standards, practice and community expectations.
Amendments relating to directions to rectify building work
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission’s (QBCC) compliance and enforcement powers include the ability to direct a person to rectify defective or incomplete building works or remedy consequential damage.
From 1 October 1999, the rectification period, within which a person must comply with the direction, was legislated in the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 (QBC
Appointment of the Privacy Commissioner
Section 141 of the Information Privacy Act 2009 (the Act) states there is to be a Privacy Commissioner and the Privacy Commissioner is a member of the staff of the Office of the Information Commissioner.
Section 142 of the Act provides that the Privacy Commissioner’s:
role is that of a deputy to the Information Commissioner, with particular responsibility for matters relating to the Information C
Environmental Protection (Ministerial Designations) Amendment Bill 2021
The Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act) regulates activities that cause environmental harm, including environmental nuisance and prescribes when an activity that causes serious or material environmental harm, environmental nuisance or that contravenes a noise standard will be unlawful.
The EP Act also provides for where certain types of environmental nuisance are excluded from being an offe
Appointment of the Racing Integrity Commissioner of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QIRC) is an independent statutory body established under the Racing Integrity Act 2016 (the Act). The Commission has a range of functions regarding the integrity of the racing industry and welfare of racing animals, including the greyhound, thoroughbred horse and harness horse racing sectors.
Under Section 17 of the Act, the main functions of the Commiss
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 as a body which would be independent of Racing Queensland and the racing industry. A review of th
Amendments Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Permanency) Amendment Bill 2021
Under section 7 of the Governors (Salary and Pensions) Act 2003 (the Act), former Governors, who held office for at least five years are entitled to a lifetime pension of 35% of their Governor’s salary. The Minister may also approve a pension for a Governor who leaves office with less than five years’ service because they are incapable of performing the duties. A surviving partner of a deceased fo
Appointment of members to the Queensland College of Teachers Board
The Queensland College of Teachers 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 Queensland College of Teachers which include:
granting registration or permission to teach;
initial and ongoing eligibility requirements for registration and permission to teach;
approving and monitoring
Appointment of members to the University of the Sunshine Coast Council
The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Council (Council) is the governing body of USC established by the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998 (Act).
Section 5 of the Act outlines the functions of USC which include providing education at university standard and courses of study or instruction (at the levels of achievement the Council considers appropriate) to meet the needs of the communit
Appointment Director of the Board of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Qld)
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (QLD) Ltd (BCITF) has been established as the skills centre of excellence for the building and construction industry and is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, with sole membership being the State of Queensland, through the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development.
The skills centre o
Appointment of the Health Ombudsman
The Health Ombudsman is established under section 24 of the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 (the Act).
Section 25 of the Act provides that the Health Ombudsman’s main functions are to:
receive health service complaints and take relevant action to deal with them under the Act;
identify and deal with health service issues by undertaking investigations, inquiries and other relevant action;
identify and re
Fair Trading (Funeral Pricing) Regulation 2022
The Fair Trading (Funeral Pricing) Regulation 2022 provides mandatory requirements for the display and provision of upfront prices for funeral goods and services.
This information must be displayed at each place of business of the funeral director and on any public website maintained by the funeral director. Penalties will apply to funeral directors who fail to comply with the requirements.
Report on implementation of Government Commitments as at 30 September 2021
Government departments submit regular progress reports on the implementation of Government commitments.
Cabinet noted the progress on the implementation of Government commitments as at 30 September 2021.
Cabinet approved the publication of progress reports on the implementation of 2020, 2017, and 2015 Government election commitments.
2020 Government election commitments progress repo
Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
The Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Bill) improves the operation of health legislation and advance the health of Queenslanders. The Bill includes amendments to the:
Ambulance Service Act 1991 to ensure the framework for the management of confidential information is clear and aligned with the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 and remove the disqualification criteria that require
Response to Committee Report on the Review of the Crime and Corruption Commissions Activities
On 30 June 2021, the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (PCCC) tabled its Report No. 106 Review of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) activities (the PCCC Report) in the Legislative Assembly, as required by section 292(f) of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 (CC Act).
On 19 May 2020, the PCCC resolved to incorporate into its five yearly statutory review of the activities of the C
Reappointment of a member of the Queensland Theatre Company
The Queensland Theatre Company is established under the Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970 (Act).
Under section 12 of the Act, the Queensland Theatre Company functions are to:
promote and encourage the development and presentation, public interest, participation, understanding and appreciation of the arts of the theatre;
produce, present and manage plays and other forms of theatre and entertain
Queensland Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan
The Queensland Road Safety Strategy 2022-31 (the Strategy) outlines how Queensland will work towards the goal of zero road trauma deaths by 2050 and sets ten-year targets in alignment with the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30 to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries arising from road trauma.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) undertook an extensive program of inte