Governor assents to Bills of Queensland Parliament


This morning, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received Clerk of the Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie and Parliament House Sergeant-at-Arms for the presentation of seven Bills to which the Governor granted Assent:

Multicultural Recognition Bill 2016 - An Act to provide for a Multicultural Queensland Charter, a Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council, a multicultural policy and a multicultural action plan and for other particular purposes;

Transport Operations (Marine Safety—Domestic Commercial Vessel National Law Application) Bill 2016 - An Act to apply as a law of this State a national law relating to domestic commercial vessels;

Transport Operations (Marine Safety) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 - An Act to amend the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002, the Maritime Safety Queensland Act 2002, the Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995, the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 and the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, and to amend the Acts mentioned in schedule 1, for particular purposes;

Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 - An Act to amend the Bail Act 1980, the Fair Trading Act 1989, the Gaming Machine Act 1991, the Liquor Act 1992, the Liquor Regulation 2002, the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 and the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 for particular purposes;

Mental Health Bill 2016 - An Act to provide for the treatment and care of people who have mental illnesses and for other purposes, to repeal the Mental Health Act 2000, to amend this Act, the Criminal Code, the Forensic Disability Act 2011, the Powers of Attorney Act 1998 and the Public Health Act 2005, and to amend the Acts mentioned in schedule 4 for particular purposes;

Tobacco and Other Smoking Products (Smoke-free Places) Amendment Bill 2016 - An Act to amend the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998 for particular purposes;

Further Education and Training (Training Ombudsman) and Another Act Amendment Bill 2016 - An Act to amend the Further Education and Training Act 2014 to establish the office of the training ombudsman and for related purposes, and to amend the Public Service Act 2008 for a particular purpose.

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.