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Wednesday 07 April 2021

This morning, at Government House, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, received the Clerk of the Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie for the presentation of the following two Bills, to which the Governor granted Assent:

Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021A bill for an Act to amend the Adoption Act 2009 and the Child Protection Act 1999 for particular purposes; and 

Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021: A bill for an Act to amend the Co-operatives National Law Act 2020, the Criminal Code, the Gaming Machine Act 1991, the Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998, the Legal Profession Act 2007, the Liquor Act 1992, the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, the Racing Integrity Act 2016, the Wagering Act 1998 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.