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Tuesday 21 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 three Bills, to which the Governor granted Assent:

Transport and Other Legislation (Road Safety, Technology and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2020: A Bill for an Act to amend the Gaming Machine Act 1991, the Keno Act 1996, the Liquor Act 1992, the Photo Identification Card Act 2008, the Summary Offences Act 2005, the Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998, the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, the Transport Legislation (Road Safety and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2019, the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994, the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, the Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994 and the Wine Industry Act 1994 for particular purposes;

Transport Legislation (Disability Parking and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2020: A Bill for an Act to amend the Rail Safety National Law (Queensland) Act 2017, the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014, the Traffic Regulation 1962 and the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 for particular purposes;

Corrective Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020: A Bill for an Act to amend the Corrective Services Act 2006, the Criminal Code, the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1945, the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011, the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, the Public Health Act 2005, the Racing Integrity Act 2016, the Racing Integrity Regulation 2016, the Summary Offences Act 2005, the Weapons Act 1990, the Weapons Categories Regulation 1997 and the Weapons Regulation 2016 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.