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Wednesday 30 October 2019

This afternoon, 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:

Local Government Electoral (Implementing Stage 2 of Belcarra) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the City of Brisbane Act 2010, the Local Government Act 2009, the Local Government Electoral Act 2011, the Referendums Act 1997 and the Right to Information Act 2009 for particular purposes;

Electoral and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, the Electoral Act 1992, the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 and the Referendums Act 1997 for particular purposes;

Police Service Administration (Discipline Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the Crime and Corruption Act 2001, the Police Service Administration Act 1990 and the Acts mentioned in schedule 1 for particular purposes, and to repeal the Police Service (Discipline) Regulations 1990;

Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the Further Education and Training Act 2014, the TAFE Queensland Act 2013, the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 and the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2014 forparticular purposes, and to repeal the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011;

Civil Liability and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the Civil Liability Act 2003, the Civil Proceedings Act 2011, the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 and the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 for particular purposes;

Summary Offences and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014 andthe Summary Offences Act 2005 to address the use of dangerous attachment devices.

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.