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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. On 4

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