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Racing Integrity Amendment Bill 2022
The Racing Integrity Act 2016 established the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission an independent statutory body, with a range of functions regarding the integrity of the racing industry, including greyhound, thoroughbred horse, and harness horse racing codes. The Racing Integrity Amendment Bill 2022 makes key policy changes: establishment of an independent external Queensland Racing Appeals Pa

Appointment of a full-time legal member to the Mental Health Review Tribunal
The role of 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

Appointments to the South Bank Corporation Board
The South Bank Corporation is established under the South Bank Corporation Act 1989 (the Act) to plan, develop and manage the 42-hectare parcel of land on the southern bank of the central business district reach of the Brisbane River, known as “South Bank”. The Act provides that South Bank Corporation must have a Board, known as the South Bank Corporation Board (the Board) and that it be made up o

Response to Review of exit payments in Queensland retirement villages
The Retirement Villages Act 1999 (RV Act) was amended in 2017 to require village operators to pay residents their exit entitlement for unsold units no later than 18 months after the resident leaves their village. In 2019, the RV Act was further amended to ensure that freehold units were included in the 18-month period and to set out processes for how operator ‘buybacks’ of freehold units must occu

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022
Under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA), commercial beekeeping is currently permitted on apiary sites in 49 national parks until 31 December 2024, under arrangements established as a result of transferring State forest land to national parks. National parks are managed to provide, to the greatest possible extent, for the permanent preservation of the area’s natural condition and the protecti

Public Health and Other Legislation (Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022
In 2020, amendments were made to the Public Health Act 2005 and other legislation to support the Queensland Government’s response to COVID-19, 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. These amendments were extended by the Public Health and Other Legislation (Further Ex

Integrity and employment reforms in the public sector
An independent review of the Queensland public service ethics and integrity framework is to be conducted by Emeritus Professor Peter Coaldrake AO. The review is to ensure the framework is contemporary and fit for purpose. It will be broad reaching, looking at culture, systems and complaints mechanisms. The review will examine six key areas: the culture of the public service in ensuring ethical dec

Consumer protections during home construction Queensland Home Warranty Scheme Review
The Queensland Home Warranty Scheme (the Scheme) is a not-for-profit statutory compensation scheme that provides protection to consumers where a building contractor fails to complete residential construction work or fails to rectify defects in that work. The Queensland Government is committed to working with stakeholders to develop reform options to strengthen the Scheme. In July 2021, a subcommi

Queensland Organics Strategy 2022–2032 and Action Plan 2022-2032
In 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 clear and progressive policy focusing on organic waste is required to improve the management of organi

Queensland Women’s Strategy 2022-27
The Queensland Government is committed to improving the lives and rights of all women and girls in Queensland. The Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-21 has underpinned the response to gender inequality in Queensland since 2016. As the previous Strategy has come to an end, a new Queensland Women’s Strategy 2022-27 has been developed, supported by extensive consultation and research, to build on the

Queensland Government Response to the inaugural Child Death Review Board Annual Report 2020-21
The Child Death Review Board (the Board) was established on 1 July 2020 under the Family and Child Commission Act 2014 (Qld). The Board’s establishment followed the Queensland Government’s commitment to implementing a refined and independent model for reviewing the deaths of children connected to the child protection system in response to the Queensland Family and Child Commission’s (QFCC) recomme

Referral of access to donor conception information to the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee for inquiry
It is important that people who are donor-conceived are able to access information about their donor’s identity to understand their own self-identity and to manage their health appropriately. The Terms of Reference ask the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee to inquire into the matter of access to donor conception information, particularly in relation to whether a register of information should be