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Friday 11 November 2016

This morning, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received the Honourable Peter Wellington MP, Speaker of the Queensland Parliament; Mr Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Queensland Parliament; and Mr Michael Watkin, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Queensland Parliament, for the presentation of bills for Assent:

Appropriation (No. 2) Bill

A Bill for an Act authorising the Treasurer to pay amounts from the consolidated fund for particular departments for the financial year starting 1 July 2015;

Adoption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill

A Bill for an Act to amend the Adoption Act 2009, and the Acts mentioned in schedule 1, for particular purposes;

Major Sports Facilitates and Other Legislation Amendment Bill

A Bill for an Act to amend the Gaming Machine Act 1991, the Keno Act 1996, the Land Act 1994, the Major Sports Facilities Act 2001, the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 and the Acts mentioned in schedule 1 for particular purposes;

Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17-year-old Persons) Amendment Bill

A Bill for an Act to amend the Corrective Services Act 2006, the Youth Justice Act 1992, and the Acts mentioned in schedule 1, for particular purposes;

Limitations of Actions (Child Sexual Abuse) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill

A Bill for an Act to amend the Civil Proceedings Act 2011, the Legal Profession Act 2007, the Limitation of Actions Act 1974, the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002, the Personal Injuries Proceedings Regulation 2014, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Regulation 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.

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