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Thursday 23 July 2020

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 two Bills, to which the Governor granted Assent:

Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020: A Bill for an Act to amend the Architects Act 2002, the Building Act 1975, the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017, the Professional Engineers Act 2002, the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, the Retirement Villages Act 1999 and the Acts mentioned in schedule 1 for particular purposes, and to repeal the Retirement Villages (Transitional) Regulation 2019;

Ministerial and Other Office Holder Staff and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020: A Bill for an Act to amend the Ministerial and Other Office Holder Staff Act 2010, the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, the Parliamentary Service Act 1988 and the Queensland Independent Remuneration Tribunal Act 2013 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.