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Parliamentary update: 21 to 24 June 2022

Queensland Parliament sat for Budget Week from 21 to 24 June 2022.

Queensland Law Society has prepared a QLS Proctor article on the Queensland State Budget for 2022-23, which highlights budget allocations relevant to the legal profession.

Bills introduced

The following Bills were introduced into the Legislative Assembly:

  • Industrial Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022
  • Building Units and Group Titles and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022
  • Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2022
  • Appropriation Bill 2022
  • Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Industrial Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

The Industrial Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 was introduced on 23 June 2022 by the Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing, Grace Grace.

The policy objectives of the Bill are to:

  • Give effect to the Queensland Government’s response to the recommendations of the ‘Five-year Review of Queensland’s Industrial Relations Act 2016 – Final Report’, and
  • Insert complementary amendments to address the risk of employers and employees being confused about the ability of entities to represent industrial interests where the entity is not an employer or employee organisation under the Industrial Relations Act 2016 but is incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1981.

The Bill amends the:

  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1991
  • Associations Incorporation Act 1981
  • Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999
  • Industrial Relations Act 2016
  • Public Trustee Act 1978

The Bill was referred to the parliamentary Education, Employment and Training Committee for inquiry.

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Building Units and Group Titles and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

The Building Units and Group Titles and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 was introduced on 21 June 2022 by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Shannon Fentiman.

The policy objectives of the Bill are to:

  • Improve the operation of the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 and the Mixed Use Development Act 1993 with a focus on making body corporate governance arrangements fairer for proprietors, and
  • Provide for effective and consistent enforcement options for gift card requirements under the Australian Consumer Law in Queensland.

The Bill amends the:

  • Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980
  • Fair Trading Act 1989
  • Mixed Use Development Act 1993

The Bill was referred to the parliamentary Legal Affairs and Safety Committee for inquiry.

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Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2022

The Appropriation (Parliament) Bill 2022 was introduced on 21 June 2022 by the Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Cameron Dick.

The Bill provides for:

  • Appropriation for 2022-23 to fund the cost of providing the services, equity adjustment and administered items of the Legislative Assembly and parliamentary service in that year, and
  • Supply for 2023-24 to allow the normal operations of the Legislative Assembly and parliamentary service to continue until the Bill receives assent.

The second reading of the Bill was adjourned on 24 June 2022.

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Appropriation Bill 2022

The Appropriation Bill 2022 was introduced on 21 June 2022 by the Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Cameron Dick.

The Bill provides for:

  • Appropriation for 2022-23 to fund the cost of delivering departmental services, administered items and equity adjustment in that year, and
  • Supply for 2023-24 to allow normal operations of government to continue until the Bill receives assent.

The second reading of the Bill was adjourned on 24 June 2022.

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Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

The Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 was introduced on 21 June 2022 by the Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Cameron Dick.

According to the Explanatory Notes, the Bill brings together most of the 2022-23 State Budget’s significant revenue measures in one package. Further, the Bill amends legislation administered by the Commissioner of State Revenue to implement revenue measures announced in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 State Budgets, and to make other necessary amendments to revenue and grant legislation.

The Bill amends the:

  • Duties Act 2001
  • Duties Regulation 2013
  • First Home Owner Grant and Other Home Owner Grants Act 2000
  • Gaming Machine Regulation 2002
  • Land Tax Act 2010
  • Mineral Resources Regulation 2013
  • Payroll Tax Act 1971

The second reading of the Bill was adjourned on 24 June 2022.

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Legislation passed this Parliament

The following legislation was passed by the Legislative Assembly:

  • Personal Injuries Proceedings and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Personal Injuries Proceedings and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

The Personal Injuries Proceedings and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 was introduced on 31 March 2022 by the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Shannon Fentiman.

The Bill was referred to the parliamentary Legal Affairs and Safety Committee for detailed consideration.

The Bill was passed with amendment on 22 June 2022.

The objectives of the Bill are to:

  • Stop claim farming for personal injury and workers’ compensation claims
  • Prevent undesirable costs agreement practices by law practices for personal injury claims
  • Confirm the policy intent for when an entitlement to terminal workers’ compensation arises under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003, and
  • Make technical and clarifying amendments to the Electoral Act 1992 relating to fundraising contributions and state campaign accounts and disclosure returns.

Queensland Law Society has prepared a QLS Proctor article on the Bill, which outlines the key amending provisions.

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Second reading

The second reading of the Inspector of Detention Services Bill 2021 was adjourned on 22 June 2022.

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Further information on the above Bills, including the relevant explanatory notes, can be found on the Queensland Parliament website.

Subordinate legislation

Subordinate Queensland Legislation notified in 2022 is also available online.

Subordinate Legislation notified on the Queensland Legislation website from 28 May 2022 to 24 June:

Queensland Government Gazette

The Queensland Government Gazettes for 2022 are available online.

Parliamentary sitting dates

As indicated on the parliamentary website, the Queensland Parliament is currently scheduled to next sit on 16 to 18 August 2022.

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