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Friday 09 December 2016
This 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 bills for Assent:
Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Bill
A Bill for an Act to amend the Bail Act 1980, the Child Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2004, the Corrective Services Act 2006, the Crime and Corruption Act 2001, the Crime and Corruption Regulation 2015, the Criminal Code, the Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013, the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002, the Disability Services Act 2006, the District Court of Queensland Act 1967, the Drugs Misuse Act 1986, the Evidence Act 1977, the Liquor Act 1992, the Liquor Regulation 2002, the Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014, the Peace and Good Behaviour Act 1982, the Peace and Good Behaviour Regulation 2010, the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, the Penalties and Sentences Regulation 2015, the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, the Police Powers and Responsibilities Regulation 2012, the Police Service Administration Act 1990, the Racing Act 2002, the Racing Integrity Act 2016, the Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003, the Security Providers Act 1993, the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014, the Summary Offences Act 2005, the Tattoo Parlours Act 2013, the Tow Truck Act 1973, the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994, the Weapons Act 1990 and the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000, to amend the legislation mentioned in schedule 1 and to make a regulation under the Criminal Code, for particular purposes;
Industrial Relations Bill
A Bill for an Act relating to industrial relations in Queensland, to repeal the Industrial Relations Act 1999, to amend the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, the Holidays Act 1983, the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011, the Magistrates Courts Act 1921, the Ombudsman Act 2001, the Public Guardian Act 2014, the Public Service Act 2008, and the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, and to amend the Acts mentioned in schedule 6 for particular purposes;
Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill
A Bill for an Act to amend the City of Brisbane Act 2010, the Duties Act 2001, the Land Tax Act 2010, the Local Government Act 2009, the Queensland Plan Act 2014, the Right to Information Act 2009, the Superannuation (State Public Sector) Act 1990, the Taxation Administration Act 2001, the Taxation Administration Regulation 2012, and the Acts mentioned in schedule 1, for particular purposes;
Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill
A Bill for an Act to amend the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 and the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 for particular purposes;
Cross River Rail Delivery Authority Bill
A Bill for an Act to establish the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority and to amend this Act, the Economic Development Act 2012 and the Right to Information Act 2009 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.