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Queensland Government Bulletin

01 March 2021

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In the media

Digital identities sign on by the numbers
Services Australia has announced that more than two million people have created a myGovID digital identity to prove who they are when accessing online services (26 February 2021).  More...

Ombudsman’s guide for handling complaints
The Commonwealth Ombudsman has published a new resource to help Agencies ensure they have effective and user-centred complaint handling systems (26 February 2021).  More...

Mick Gatto loses defamation case against ABC over Lawyer X article
The well-known Melbourne identity loses a defamation lawsuit against the ABC, with the Supreme Court rejecting claims he had unfairly been labelled "one of Australia's most violent criminals" by the public broadcaster (26 February 2021).  More...

Brisbane flood victims win $440 million from class action over Wivenhoe Dam operation
Flood victims win $440 million in compensation from the Queensland government and Sunwater in a long-running class action over the operation of Wivenhoe Dam during the 2011 floods while Seqwater is yet to settle the remaining 50 per cent (26 February 2021).  More...

Palaszczuk Government steps up again for ripped-off workers
Ripped-off Queensland workers will have an easier, cheaper way to recover the wages and other entitlements they’re owed (26 February 2021).  More...

News media bargaining code - Register of news businesses
The News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code was passed by parliament on 25 February 2021. We will soon open applications to news businesses to participate in the code. We’ll also have a role in appointing mediators and arbitrators in some circumstances (25 February 2021).  More...

News Media Bargaining Code passes Parliament
Australia’s News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code has officially passed through the Senate a day after the Government confirmed last-minute amendments made as part of the Morrison Government’s negotiations with Facebook over the past week. The Code aims to provide a framework for good faith negotiations between the parties and a fair and balanced arbitration process to resolve outstanding disputes (25 February 2021).  More...

Dangerous new surveillance law must be scaled back
The Human Rights Law Centre has expressed alarm about an expansive new law proposed by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton that would give federal police invasive powers to takeover people’s online accounts and monitor online activity (24 February 2021).  More...

Australia vs Facebook: The battle over advertising revenue, consumer data and the ‘attention economy’
Australia is potentially on the verge of sweeping new data rights protections, on par with what is already in place in the EU through its GDPR. Privacy and fundamental rights can only be preserved when consumers have meaningful control over how their data is used and there are substantive limits on the kinds of uses that are acceptable (22 February 2021).  More...

Air New Zealand to trial COVID vaccine app on Australia flights
Air New Zealand is set to ask passengers to present an app at check-in that records if they have been vaccinated for COVID or undertaken a recent test. Apps and vaccines passports have been a controversial topic in aviation for the past year, but the airline has insisted that “customer privacy is at the heart” of the app’s design, and health information would not be stored centrally (22 February 2021).  More...

Legal Aid Queensland appoints new CEO
Nicky Davies has been appointed as Legal Aid Queensland’s new chief executive officer (21 February 2021).  More...

Guidance released for vaccine rollout in Australian workplaces
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) and Safe Work Australia (SWA) have released updated guidance for employers and employees about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace (19 February 2021).  More...

Government moving in the right direction on Federal Judicial Commission
The Law Council of Australia has long advocated for the establishment of a standalone Federal Judicial Commission and considers the government is moving in the right direction by seeking independent legal advice on its establishment, but needs to be at arm’s length from the executive government (19 February 2021).  More...

Passage of flawed merger bill tasks family law judges with an impossible task
The Government’s Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 passed both Houses on 18 February 2021, after gaining support from independent Senator Rex Patrick and One Nation (19 February 2021).  More...

Parliament backs overdue reform of family courts
Families will be able to deal with their matters in the family courts much more quickly and at lower cost as a result of the Morrison Government’s reform of the family court system (18 February 2021).  More...

Passage of flawed merger bill tasks family law judges with an impossible task
The passage of the Government’s flawed merger bill by the barest of margins is a disappointing outcome for Australian children and families and tasks Australian judges with an impossible task, a coalition of stakeholders.  The Government and new Court will be under heavy scrutiny to deliver court efficiency, resolve 8,000 additional cases, reduce costs, reduce the time separating families will spend before the court (18 February 2021).  More...

Former Court of Appeal judge to lead taskforce into coercive control
Action against coercive control in Queensland is a step closer following the announcement by the Palaszczuk Government of an independent taskforce to examine the issue, with former Court of Appeal judge the Hon Margaret McMurdo AC at the chair (17 February 2021).  More...

LCA: Family Court merger opposed by 155 stakeholders, including 13 retired judges
More than 155 stakeholders in Australia’s family law system have now signed an Open Letter to the Attorney-General opposing the Government’s flawed bill to abolish the specialist, stand-alone Family Court. The merger bill would collapse the Family Court into the generalist, chronically under-resourced and over-burdened FCC (16 February 2021).  More...

ABA supports the establishment of a Federal Judicial Commission
The Australian Bar Association joins the Law Council of Australia in supporting the establishment of a Federal Judicial Commission to promote confidence in the administration of justice. The President of the ABA said the establishment of a Federal Judicial Commission would be an important step to enhance the public’s confidence in the administration of justice (17 February 2021).  More...

Vaccinations to make point of CALD communities
The Department of Health has published a plan to ensure the COVID-19 vaccination program includes members of Australia’s culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities (15 February 2021).  More...

DTA shows way on digital identity laws
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has released a report on the feedback it received during consultation on Digital Identity legislation (15 February 2021).  More...

ABC’s diversity guide to hit the small screen
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has released new commissioning guidelines to ensure more diverse faces, voices, cultures and stories are reflected and represented on Australian screens (15 February 2021).  More...

Legal Aid Accredited specialisation – good for lawyers, great for clients
Congratulations to our lawyers, private practitioners and community legal centre and government lawyers who recently earned accredited specialisation in criminal law and children’s law. The rigorous three-tiered assessments require lawyers to demonstrate superior knowledge, experience and proficiency with the capacity to apply that knowledge and proficiency in practice (15 February 2021).  More...

In practice and courts

ABA the national brief #1 - 17 February 2021
In the first of the ABA’s national communications, President Matthew Howard SC writes about the ABA’s priorities in 2021 and the important issues affecting the profession it will be addressing.  More...

ACMA Consultations
Credit betting prohibitions in the Interactive Gambling Act - consultation 4/2021 - We are looking into whether interactive gambling credit betting prohibitions are operating effectively. Closes 31 March 2021.  More...

Compliance priorities 2021–22 – consultation 02/2021 - We’re developing our compliance priorities for our 2021–22 work program. Submissions close on 05 March 2021.   More...

OAIC: Our FOI disclosure log
The information described in our disclosure log has been released by the OAIC under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) and is available for public access. 08 February 2021 - FOI request - A copy of NobleOak’s Notifiable Data Breach Form.  More...

Family Court of Australia – Lighthouse Project update
With the Lighthouse Project Pilot now well underway, the Court calls upon the profession to familiarise themselves with this important project and communicate the process and benefits with their clients. Please refer to the update and FAQs released by the Court here (February 2021). 

LCA Submissions
19 February 2021— Law Council
Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020

18 February 2021— Law Council
Commonwealth Integrity Commission Consultation Draft

Current Consultations
Environment and Communications References Committee
On 9 February 2021, the reporting date was extended from 17 February 2021 to 4 March 2021. More...  

Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee
Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 [Provisions] and Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 [Provisions] - The closing date for submissions is 12 March 2021.

Operation and management of the Department of Parliamentary Services - On 13 November 2020, the reporting date was extended to 11 March 2021.

Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Banning Dirty Donations) Bill 2020 - Senate referred the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Banning Dirty Donations) Bill 2020 for inquiry and report by 16 March 2021.

Finance and Public Administration References Committee - The current capability of the Australian Public Service (APS)
On 1 December 2020, the following matter was referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 October 2021:The closing date for submissions is 26 February 2021.

AAT Bulletin
The AAT Bulletin is a weekly publication containing a list of recent AAT decisions and information relating to appeals against AAT decisions, including immigration and citizenship. Issue No. 4/2021, 22 February 2021. More...

Commonwealth Integrity Commission: consultation draft
The Australian Government has released an exposure draft of legislation to establish the new Commonwealth Integrity Commission (CIC) and make other consequences legislative amendments. A fact sheet about the key features of the CIC has also been released.  The consultation page includes links to the draft legislation and further information about other issues under consideration. Closing date 12 February 2021. 

ACMA reminder, NBN consumer experience rules
ACMA has enhanced NBN consumer experience rules to protect Australians during the final phase of the NBN migration. The enhancements have been made to the following rules: Service Continuity Standard; Service Migration Determination; Consumer Information Standard; Complaints Handling Standard. The enhancements to the Service Continuity Standard and Service Migration Determination will start on 14 December 2020, while most enhancements to the Complaints Handling Standard and Consumer Information Standard will start on 1 April 2021.  More...

LSC: Regulation of litigation funding schemes
The Legal Services Council has amended the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015 with effect from 22 August 2020 so the prohibitions in s 258(1) and (3) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law do not apply in relation to litigation funding schemes now regulated as managed investment schemes. The new rule will operate for 12 months to allow for consultation.  More...

Combatting modern slavery in the financial services industry
The Australian Human Rights Commission and KPMG Australia have launched a new, practical guide to support the financial services sector to respond effectively to these risks, using a human rights-based approach. Financial Services and Modern Slavery: Practical responses to managing risks to people is a guide to help the sector respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and other global human rights reporting obligations (24 February 2021). 

Queensland

Bills and papers
Community Support and Services Committee: Report No. 3 | 2021 | Qld
This report presents a summary of the Community Support and Services Committee's examination of the Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.

Legal Affairs and Safety Committee: Report No. 4 | 2021 | Qld
This report presents a summary of the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee's examination of the Liquor (Artisan Liquor) Amendment Bill 2020.

Legal Affairs and Safety Committee: Report No. 3 | 2021 | Qld
This report presents a summary of the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee's examination of the Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020.

Practice Directions – Supreme Court of Queensland
Protocol for Applications
This protocol applies from Monday, 15 February 2021 until further notice. Parties or practitioners appearing in Applications are expected to follow the public health directions in relation to management of risks associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Conflicts of interest—How do you manage yours?
QAO Advice: 22 February 2021
The Public Sector Ethics Act 1994 sets out ethical principles that local governments, statutory bodies, public universities and departmental employees and their contractors must follow.  More...

OIC Qld: Updated Disclosure Log guidelines
February 19, 2021 - The disclosure log guidelines for departments and Ministers and for other agencies have been updated to incorporate key findings and points from our audit of departmental disclosure logs.  More...

CCC Current prosecutions
Further charge from Operation Mercury 25 February 2021
Further charges from Operation Jackal 17 February 2021

Queensland Law Reform Commission Consultation Paper – a legal framework for voluntary assisted dying
The Queensland Law Reform Commission is seeking feedback on the Consultation Paper “A legal framework for voluntary assisted dying”. The Consultation Paper explores a legal framework for voluntary assisted dying.. For more information please see the consultation page and the terms of referenceNote: The Commission continues to work hard on this review, and hopes to meet a reporting date of 10 May 2021. This document is intended to inform the public about the Commission’s task and its processes, and how it hopes to complete the review by 10 May 2021.

Department of the Premier and Cabinet Consultation
Annual report 2019-20 feedback survey
By taking a minute to complete this survey, you will help us improve our annual reports so readers can use them more effectively. Open until 30 June 2021.  More...

Published - articles, papers, reports

Commonwealth Ombudsman Publications
Better practice Complaint Handling guide - 23/02/2021 
This Better Practice Guide is a resource to help your agency ensure it has an effective and customer focused complaint handling system. It will tell you what your agency stands to gain from a good complaint handling system, what a good system looks like and practical steps for handling complaints well. More...

Experiences of domestic violence among women with restrictive long-term health conditions: Report for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Statistical Report no. 32. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. Latest Update: 23-02-2021. The risk of domestic violence was even higher among women with intersecting risk factors for domestic violence: Indigenous women, women from non-English-speaking backgrounds, and women under financial stress.  More...

Production and distribution of child sexual abuse material by parental figures
Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 616. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. Latest Update: 19-02-2021.
Child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is widely available online. Existing research indicates that the parents and parental figures of victims are notably represented in offender populations.  More...

Justice James Henry, 'Effective advocacy by telephone and video-link'. (2021)
Presented at the Cairns Judiciary 2020-21 CPD Series, Cairns, 3 February 2021.  More...

BOSCAR: An evaluation of the suspect Target Management Plan (Revised)
Steve Yeong; Crime and Justice Bulletin No. 233: 15 February 2021
Recidivism, incarceration, policing, focussed deterrence, deterrence, incapacitation, domestic violence.  More...

Cases

Palmer v Western Australia [2021] HCA 5
(b) Who should pay the costs of the special case?Answer: The plaintiffs.
Constitutional law (Cth) – Freedom of interstate trade, commerce, and intercourse – Where s 56 of Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA) ("EM Act") empowered Minister to declare state of emergency – Where s 67 empowered authorised officer to direct or prohibit movement of persons into emergency area – Where Minister for Emergency Services declared state of emergency in Western Australia in respect of COVID-19 pandemic – Where State Emergency Coordinator issued Quarantine (Closing the Border) Directions (WA) ("Directions") – Where paras 4 and 5 of Directions prohibited persons from entering Western Australia unless exempt traveller – Whether EM Act or Directions impermissibly infringed constitutional limitation in s 92 of Constitution – Whether infringement determined by reference to authorising provisions of EM Act – Whether provisions of EM Act imposed impermissible burden on interstate trade, commerce or intercourse – Whether exercise of power to make Directions raised constitutional question.
Constitution, s 92.;  Emergency Management Act 2005 (WA), ss 56, 58, 67, 72A.
Quarantine (Closing the Border) Directions (WA), paras 4, 5, 27.

State Street Global Advisors Trust Company v Maurice Blackburn Pty Ltd (No 2) [2021] FCA 137
CONSUMER LAW – misleading or deceptive conduct under ss 18 and 29(1)(a), (g) and (h) of the Australian Consumer Law – whether conduct was “in trade or commerce” – characterisation of conduct – potentially affected class – discussion of “not insignificant number” criterion concerning the relevant class – relevance of that criterion to “passing off” scenarios invoking such statutory provisions – conflicting Full Federal Court authority – effectiveness of disclaimer
COPYRIGHT – artistic work – two-dimensional reproduction of three-dimensional statue – copyright infringement under s 36 of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) – whether copyright licence granted for the purposes of s 121 – defence of innocent infringement
TORTS – inducing breach of contract – master agreement for display and promotion of the Fearless Girl statue – art agreement for purchase and use of a limited-edition reproduction of the Fearless Girl statue – limitations on artist’s rights under the master agreement – breach of master agreement by the artist – interference with contractual relations – knowledge of terms of master agreement – defence of honest and reasonable belief – tort of passing off – relevant reputation
TRADE MARKS – trade mark infringement under s 120(1) of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) – whether the name “Fearless Girl” was used as a trade mark – whether use was in relation to services of the same description as those covered by the Fearless Girl trade mark or closely related goods within the meaning of s 120(2) – whether use was likely to deceive or cause confusion – defence of good faith use under s 122(1)(b)(i)
Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) Sch 2 (Australian Consumer Law) ss 18, 29(1)(a), (g) and (h)
Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) ss 10, 13, 14, 21, 31, 32, 36, 115, 119, 120, 121, 126
Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) ss 17, 120(1) and (2), 122(1)(b)(i)

FAN19 v Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission [2021] FCA 100
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission - High Risk and Emerging Drugs (No 3) Determination authorised special operation - determination of class or classes of persons to participate in special operation - where Board authorised head of agency to identify persons whose duties include providing services in relation to ACIC operations and investigations - where head of Western Australian Police identified a broad class of persons - whether impermissible delegation of power - whether sufficient for head of agency to identify a class of persons
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - where applicant charged with serious drug related offences - post-charge compulsory examination under s 25A of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth) (ACC Act) - where examiner directed and authorised persons to be present at examination - review of examiner's decision - where examiner authorised officer of the Western Australian Police to be present - whether police officer within definition of member of the staff of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) - whether police officer participating in a special operation - whether examiner obliged to disclose police officer's presence under s 25A(7) of the ACC Act
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - post-charge examination - natural justice and procedural fairness - where examiner informed witness that all persons present were members of the staff of the ACC - where police officer not in examination room but in separate streaming room - where examiner did not reveal to the applicant the presence of others in streaming room - whether rules of procedural fairness expressly or impliedly abrogated by ACC Act - content of obligation of procedural fairness - role of statutory protections including confidentiality direction - where police officer not part of investigating team but employed in same squad - where police officer not involved in prosecution of witness - whether examiner took into account risk of prejudice to witness's fair trial
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - relevant considerations - whether examiner failed to consider risk to the applicant's fair trial - whether examiner failed to consider risk of disclosure of examination material by police officer - whether examiner failed to consider whether police officer was a member of the staff of the ACC - whether examiner failed to consider the effectiveness of the confidentiality direction
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - improper purpose - whether examiner's decision to permit police officer's presence was improper - whether examiner's decision was at direction of others - whether police officer's presence was for a purpose other than purposes authorised by High Risk and Emerging Drugs (No 3) Determination - whether decision to permit police officer legally unreasonable - whether examiner's conduct in reckless disregard of statutory obligations
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth)
Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth) ss 4, 4B, 7, 7A, 7B, 7C, 17, 21A, 24A, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25D, s25E, 28, 29A, 30, 33, 34A, 34B, 49, 51, 58, 59AA
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) s 21
Judiciary Act 1903 (Cth) s 39B
Australian Crime Commission Regulations 2018 (Cth) reg 8

Pabalan v Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd (Proposed Consent Orders) [2021] FCA 118
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – representative proceedings under Part IVA of Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) (‘the Act’) – where proposed consent orders enlivened question of power to order under s 33ZF of the Act that group members register if they wished to participate in any settlement distribution
Constitution s 75(v); Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) ss 25(6), 33V, 33ZF, 37M
Civil Procedure Act 2005 (NSW) s 183

McGough v Minister for Finance [2021] FCCA 290
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW – Judicial review – refusal to authorise an act of grace payment
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION – Requirement for Court to consider if alternative dispute resolution may help resolve the dispute – factors which may help resolve dispute – obligation to advise parties to use alternative dispute resolution
PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE –– Whether proceedings to be adjourned pending mediation – relevant factors for consideration
WORD AND PHRASES – “may help” – “must” – “must advise”; Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 (Cth), ss 3(2)(c), 22, 23, (1) and (2), 24, 42

'WS' and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Freedom of information) [2021] AICmr 6
Freedom of Information — Whether documents subject to legal professional privilege — Whether material obtained in confidence (CTH) Freedom of Information Act 1982 ss 42 and 45

Dreyfus and Attorney-General (Commonwealth of Australia) (Freedom of information) [2021] AATA 249
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION – Legal Professional Privilege – Request for access to legal advice and associated documents provided to the Attorney-General – claim of implied waiver – whether privilege was impliedly waived by conduct inconsistent with the maintenance of legal professional privilege
Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2018 (Cth);Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) ss 32, 42, 42(1), 42(2), 54W(b); Migration Act 1958 (Cth) ss 189, 196, 198B, 198C (repealed), 198AH, 198AD 

Legislation

Commonwealth

Bills

Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2021
Passed both Houses 25/02/2021 -  Amends the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to establish a mandatory code of conduct that applies to news media businesses and digital platform corporations when bargaining in relation to news content made available by digital platform services.

Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2020
Senate 25/02/2021 - Amends the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to insert a new definition of ‘academic freedom’ and replace references to 'free intellectual inquiry' with the allied concepts of 'freedom of speech' and 'academic freedom'.

Family Law Amendment (A Step Towards a Safer Family Law System) Bill 2020
House of Representatives 22/02/2021 - Implements certain recommendations of the 2009 Family Law Council report 'Improving responses to family violence in the family law system: An advice on the intersection of family violence and family law issues', the 2017 House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report 'A better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence', and the 2019 Australian Law Reform Commission report 'Family Law for the Future - An Inquiry into the Family Law System' by amending the Family Law Act 1975 to remove provisions relating to the: presumption of equal shared parental responsibility when making parenting orders; and requirement that the courts consider, in certain circumstances, the child spending equal time, or substantial and significant time with each parent.

Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021
House of Representatives 24/02/2021 - Schedule 1 to the Bill repeals the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 because, when passed, the Online Safety Bill will provide for much of the framework currently under the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015, as well as provide additional powers to the Commissioner to keep Australians safe online. Schedule 2 contains consequential amendments to other Acts arising from the enactment of the Online Safety Bill. Schedule 3 contains transitional provisions for matters relating to the Commissioner,           

Online Safety Bill 2021
House of Representatives 24/02/2021 - The Bill, together with the Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021,willcreate a modern, fit for purpose regulatory framework that builds on the strengths of the existing legislative scheme for online safety.

Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill 2020
Senate: Second reading debate 18/02/2021 - Amends the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 and Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 to: prevent the use of aviation and maritime transport or offshore facilities in connection with serious crime; establish a regulatory framework to implement harmonised eligibility criteria for the aviation security identification card (ASIC) and maritime security identification card (MSIC) schemes; clarify and align the legislative basis for undertaking security checking of ASIC and MSIC applicants and holders; provide for regulations to prescribe penalties for offences; and insert an additional severability provision to provide guidance to a court as to Parliament’s intention.

Bills

Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2020 [Provisions]
On 10 December 2020 the Senate referred the provisions of the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Bill 2020 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 19 February 2021.

Acts

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Economic Disruption) Act 2021 
19/02/2021 - Act No. 3 of 2021 as made

Regulations

Crimes Amendment (Worker Screening) Regulations 2021 
22/02/2021 – This instrument amends the Crimes Regulations 2019 to prescribe State and Territory persons and bodies and the relevant laws under which they are authorised for the purposes of sections 85ZZGI, 85ZZGJ and 85ZZGK of the Crimes Act 1914 (the Crimes Act). It also updates a prescribed body and prescribed law for the purposes of sections 85ZZGB, 85ZZGC and 85ZZGD of the Crimes Act.

Queensland

Subordinate legislation as made – 26 February 2021
No 14 Electoral (Provision of Information on Electoral Rolls) Amendment Regulation 2021

Subordinate legislation as made – 18 February 2021
No 11 Uniform Civil Procedure (Fees) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2021
Part 3 Amendment of Uniform Civil Procedure (Fees) Regulation 2019
Part 4 Amendment of Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 – request for trial dates

Bills Updated from Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Introduced by: Hon M Ryan MP on 25/02/2021
Stage reached: Referred to Committee on 25/02/2021.  More...

Acts Commencement
Electoral and Other Legislation (Accountability, Integrity and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2020 (Qld)
The key policy objective of Chapter 2 is to improve the actual and perceived integrity and public accountability of State elections and ensure public confidence in State electoral and political processes
Commencement: (1)Chapter 2 commences as follows—  Chapter 2 commences as follows— (b)section 22, to the extent it inserts new part 11, division 5, commences on 1 January 2022;

Subordinate legislation reminder
No 144 Electoral Amendment Regulation 2020
5 Amendment of s 8 (Amount of policy development payment to which eligible registered political party is entitled—Act, s 240) (1) Section 5 commences on 1 January 2022. 

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