Deputy Governor grants Royal Assent to bills
The Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Holmes, Deputy Governor of Queensland, today received Mr Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Parliament, for the presentation of the following two Bills to which Royal Assent was granted:
Queensland University of Technology Amendment Bill 2021 - A bill for an Act to amend the Queensland University of Technology Act 1998 for particular purposes;
Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 - A bill for an Act to amend the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020, the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012, the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Rules 2014, the Governors (Salary and Pensions) Act 2003, the Liquor Act 1992, the Oaths Act 1867, the Powers of Attorney Act 1998, the Property Law Act 1974 and the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 for particular purposes, to repeal the Domestic and Family Violence Protection (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 and the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Documents and Oaths) Regulation 2020, and to make minor and consequential amendments of the legislation mentioned in schedule 1.
The granting of Royal Assent is an integral step in the legislative process.
The Chief Justice has been appointed as Deputy Governor while Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM is away from the 'seat of government' on a visit to Central Queensland.