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Thursday 26 September 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:

Medicines and Poisons Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to regulate activities in relation to particular substances, to repeal the Health Act 1937 and the Pest Management Act 2001, and to amend this Act, the Drugs Misuse Act 1986, and the Acts mentioned in schedule 2 for particular purposes;

Therapeutic Goods Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to apply the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cwlth) and related Commonwealth laws in Queensland; 

Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the Biodiscovery Act 2004, the Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988, the Environmental Protection Act 1994, the Fisheries Act 1994, the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Vegetation Management Act 1999 for particular purposes;

Heavy Vehicle National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: A Bill for an Act to amend the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012, the Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014, the National Environment Protection Council (Queensland) Act 1994, the Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Act 2017 and the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 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.