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Thursday 20 May 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 Bills, to which the Governor granted Royal Assent:

Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 - A bill for an Act to amend the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 and the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Regulation 2014 for particular purposes;

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation (Indigenous Joint Management—Moreton Island) Amendment Bill 2021 - A bill for an Act to amend the Aboriginal Land Act 1991, the Nature Conservation Act 1992, the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 and the Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 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.