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Monday 25 May 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:

Justice and Other Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Amendment Bill 2020: A Bill for an Act to amend the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991, the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980, the Casino Control Act 1982, the City of Brisbane Act 2010, the Contract Cleaning Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 2005, the Corrective Services Act 2006, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020, the Disability Services Act 2006, the Disaster Management Act 2003, the Environmental Protection Act 1994, the Forensic Disability Act 2011, the Gaming Machine Act 1991, the Keno Act 1996, the Liquor Act 1992, the Local Government Act 2009, the Lotteries Act 1997, the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003, the Mental Health Act 2016, the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, the Private Health Facilities Act 1999, the Public Health Act 2005 and the Youth Justice Act 1992 for particular purposes; 

Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020: A Bill for an Act to amend the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999, the Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006, the Explosives Act 1999, the Geothermal Energy Act 2010, the Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009, the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014, the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Regulation 2016, the Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Act 2018, the Mineral Resources Act 1989, the Mineral Resources Regulation 2013, the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999, the National Energy Retail Law (Queensland) Act 2014, the New South Wales-Queensland Border Rivers Act 1946, the Petroleum Act 1923, the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, the South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009, the Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 and the legislation mentioned in schedule 1 for particular purposes;

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019: An Act to amend the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, the Appeal Costs Fund Act 1973, the Civil Proceedings Act 2011, the Commercial Arbitration Act 2013, the Coroners Act 2003, the Corrective Services Act 2006, the Crime and Corruption Act 2001, the Criminal Code, the Criminal Law (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act 1986, the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002, the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003, the District Court of Queensland Act 1967, the Drugs Misuse Act 1986, the Evidence Act 1977, the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000, the Human Rights Act 2019, the Introduction Agents Act 2001, the Judges (Pensions and Long Leave) Act 1957, the Land Court Act 2000, the Legal Profession Act 2007, the Legal Profession Regulation 2017, the Magistrates Courts Act 1921, the Mineral Resources Act 1989, the Ombudsman Act 2001, the Peace and Good Behaviour Act 1982, the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, the Penalties and Sentences Regulation 2015, the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002, the Personal Injuries Proceedings Regulation 2014, the Property Law Act 1974, the Property Law Regulation 2013, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009, the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, the Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003, the Succession Act 1981, the Surrogacy Act 2010, the Tourism Services Act 2003 and the legislation mentioned in schedule 1 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.