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Thursday 13 February 2020

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

Child Death Review Legislation Amendment Bill 2020: A Bill for an Act to amend the Child Protection Act 1999, the Director of Child Protection Litigation Act 2016 and the Family and Child Commission Act 2014 for particular purposes; and

Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020: A bill for an Act to amend the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, the Biosecurity Act 2014, the Biosecurity Regulation 2016, the Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988, the Drugs Misuse Act 1986, the Exhibited Animals Act 2015, the Farm Business Debt Mediation Act 2017, the Fisheries Act 1994, the Food Production (Safety) Act 2000, the Forestry Act 1959, the Forestry Regulation 2015, the Nature Conservation Act 1992, the Racing Act 2002, the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994, the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014, the Summary Offences Act 2005, the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936, the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 and the legislation mentioned in schedule 1 for particular purposes, and to also amend the Rural and Regional Adjustment Act 1994 by inserting provisions that repeal the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges Act 2005 and provide for transitional matters.

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.