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Friday 10 November 2017

On Friday, in the afternoon, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received Mr Michael Reis, Deputy Clerk of the Parlaiment, for the presentation of three Bills to which the Governor granted Assent:

Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Act 2017

A Bill for An Act to amend the Building Act 1975, the Housing Act 2003, the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003, the Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 and the Retirement Villages Act 1999 for particular purposes;

Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017

A Bill for An Act to provide for the security of payment in the building and construction industry by providing for effective, efficient, and fair processes for securing payment, and to amend this Act, the Building Act 1975, the Judicial Review Act 1991, the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 for particular purposes, and to repeal the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 and the Subcontractors’ Charges Act 1974; 

Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017

A Bill for An Act to amend the Adoption Act 2009, the Child Protection Act 1999, the Director of Child Protection Litigation Act 2016 and the Public Guardian Act 2014 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.