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Thursday 05 December 2019

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

Motor Accident Insurance and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994, the Motor Accident Insurance Regulation 2018 and the legislation mentioned in schedule 1 for particular purposes;

Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991, the Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 2005, the Holidays Act 1983, the Industrial Relations Act 2016 and the Liquor Act 1992 for particular purposes;

Health Transparency Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to facilitate the publication and collection of information about public facilities and private facilities that provide health services, and to amend this Act, the Corrective Services Act 2006, the Health Ombudsman Act 2013, the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011, the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, the Private Health Facilities Act 1999, the Public Health Act 2005, the Youth Justice Act 1992 and the Youth Justice Regulation 2016  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.