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Wednesday 02 June 2021

This morning, 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 Royal Assent:

Debt Reduction and Savings Bill 2021 - A bill for an Act to enable the performance of registry and other functions by a declared entity, to amend this Act, the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980, the City of Brisbane Regulation 2012, the Financial Accountability Act 2009, the Foreign Ownership of Land Register Act 1988, the Forestry Act 1959, the Land Act 1994, the Land Title Act 1994, the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019, the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016, the Police Service Administration Act 1990, the Property Law Act 1974, the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997, the Queensland Industry Participation Policy Act 2011, the South Bank Corporation Act 1989, the Statutory Instruments Act 1992, the Water Act 2000 and the legislation mentioned in schedules 3, 4, 5 and 6 for particular purposes, and to repeal the Building Queensland Act 2015, the Foreign Ownership of Land Register Regulation 2013, the Land Title Regulation 2015, the Public Safety Business Agency Act 2014 and the Queensland Productivity Commission Act 2015.

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.