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Monday 14 September 2020

This afternoon, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, accompanied by Clerk of the Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie and Sergeant-at-Arms, Mr Michael Watkin, for the presentation of the following six Bills, to which the Governor granted Royal Assent:

Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2020: A bill for an Act authorising the Treasurer to pay amounts from the consolidated fund for the Legislative Assembly and parliamentary service for the financial years starting 1 July 2019 and 1 July 2020;

Appropriation Bill 2020: A bill for an Act authorising the Treasurer to pay amounts from the consolidated fund for departments for the financial years starting 1 July 2019 and 1 July 2020;

Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020: A bill for an Act to amend the Child Protection (Offender Reporting and Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2004, the Childrens Court Act 1992, the Corrective Services Act 2006, the Criminal Code, the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1978, the Disability Services Act 2006, the Evidence Act 1977, the Justices Act 1886, the Oaths Act 1867, the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994, the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 and the Youth Justice Act 1992 for particular purposes;

Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Bill 2020: A bill for an Act to provide for the recognition and acceptance of traditional child rearing practice in the Torres Strait community, and to amend this Act, the Adoption Act 2009, the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003, the Criminal Code, the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012, the Domicile Act 1981, the Evidence Act 1977, the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000, the Industrial Relations Act 2016, the Integrity Act 2009, the Payroll Tax Act 1971, the Powers of Attorney Act 1998, the Public Service Act 2008 and the Right to Information Act 2009 for particular purposes;

Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Wage Theft) Amendment Bill 2020: A bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Industrial Relations Act 2016, the Magistrates Courts Act 1921 and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 for particular purposes; 

Public Service and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020: A bill for an Act to amend the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020, the Industrial Relations Act 2016, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010, the Public Service Act 2008 and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 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.