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Friday 23 April 2021

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 Bill, to which the Governor granted Assent: 

COVID-19 Emergency Response and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021: A Bill for An Act to amend the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, the City of Brisbane Act 2010, the City of Brisbane Regulation 2012, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020, the Economic Development (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020, the Environmental Protection Act 1994, the Gaming Machine Act 1991, the Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Proceedings and Other Matters) Regulation 2020, the Local Government Act 2009, the Local Government Electoral Act 2011, the Local Government Regulation 2012 and the State Penalties Enforcement Regulation 2014 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.