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Monday 05 June 2017

Today, in the morning, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received Mr Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Queensland Parliament, for the presentation of the following bills for Assent:

Public Health (Infection Control) Amendment Act 2017 -  a bill for an Act to amend the Public Health Act 2005 for particular purposes;

Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Act 2017 - a bill for an Act to amend the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984, the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, the Appeal Costs Fund Act 1973, the Civil Proceedings Act 2011, the Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995, the Classification of Films Act 1991, the Classification of Publications Act 1991, the Court Funds Act 1973, the Criminal Code, the Evidence Act 1977, the Information Privacy Act 2009, the Invasion of Privacy Act 1971, the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991, the Land Court Act 2000, the Legal Aid Queensland Act 1997, the Legal Profession Act 2007, the Magistrates Act 1991, the Ombudsman Act 2001, the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, the Professional Standards Act 2004, the Property Law Act 1974, the Prostitution Act 1999, the Public Guardian Act 2014, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009, the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, the Right to Information Act 2009, the Succession Act 1981, the Supreme Court Library Act 1968, the Trusts Act 1973, the Vexatious Proceedings Act 2005 and the legislation mentioned in schedule 1 for particular purposes, and to repeal the Classification of Publications (Approval of Codes of Conduct) Order 1992, the Companies (Acquisition of Shares) (Application of Laws) Act 1981, the Companies and Securities (Interpretation and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Application of Laws) Act 1981, the Companies (Application of Laws) Act 1981, the Futures Industry (Application of Laws) Act 1986, the Land Court (Transitional) Regulation 2017, the Retail Shop Leases (Transitional) Regulation 2016 and the Securities Industry (Application of Laws) Act 1981;

Transport and Other Legislation (Personalised Transport Reform) Amendment Act 2017 - a bill for an Act to amend the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994, the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 and the Acts mentioned in schedule 1 for particular purposes;

Police Powers and Responsibilities (Commonwealth Games) Amendment Act 2017 -a bill for an Act to amend the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 for particular purposes.

The granting of Royal Assent to bills passed by the Legislative Assembly is one of the Governor's key constitutional duties, and is an integral part of an Act of Parliament becoming the law of the land. 

Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Act 2017