Past community consultation activities

Review of property law in Queensland
Consultation closed: 24 August 2018

QUT’s Commercial and Property Law Research Centre has reviewed Queensland’s property laws, including seller disclosure, the Property Law Act and issues relating to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act.

Review of the Right to Information Act 2009 and Information Privacy Act 2009
Consultation closed: 03 February 2017

The purpose of this consultation paper is to seek further feedback on key issues raised by the RTI and IP Acts including whether the Acts are meeting their primary objectives and whether the provisions of the Acts are appropriate.

The civil litigation recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Redress and Civil Litigation Report - understanding the Queensland context
Consultation closed: 25 October 2016

In late 2015, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Commission), established by the Australian Government, delivered the Redress and Civil Litigation Report (the Report).

The Queensland Government considered the findings and recommendations of the Commission in relation to the difficulties experienced by survivors of child sexual abuse in commencing or pursuing civil litigation against institutions and announced the removal of the statutory limitation period for institutional child sexual abuse claims.

Sexual Assault Counselling Privilege consultation paper
Consultation closed: 18 April 2016

We are seeking feedback on aspects of the proposed sexual assault counselling privilege model.

Corrupt Conduct Issues paper
Consultation closed: 29 March 2016

We are seeking information about:

  • issues arising from the current definition of corrupt conduct under the Crime and Corruption Act 2001
  • potential changes to the current definition to address these issues.

Review of free range egg labelling
Consultation closed: 27 November 2015

On 12 June 2015, Consumer Affairs Ministers from the Commonwealth, States and Territories requested the preparation of a draft national standard on free range egg labelling. Feedback is now invited on the consultation paper.

Safer Streets Crime Action Plan – Youth Justice
Consultation closed: 30 June 2013

Through its Safer Streets Crime Action Plan, the Newman Government made a commitment to crack down on crime. As part of this plan, in its first year the Newman Government has delivered a raft of criminal law reforms aimed at increasing sentences for offenders and breaking the cycle of youth crime.

Implementation Guidelines to the Queensland Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry Consultation
Consultation closed: 21 March 2013

The Queensland Government is seeking feedback on the draft Guidelines to the Queensland Code of Practice for the Building and Construction Industry. The Guidelines expand on the priorities and objectives set out in the code of practice for the building industry which outlines the Government’s expectations for principles and standards of behaviour to be observed within Queensland’s building industry.

Have your say on proposed safety switch laws
Consultation closed: 31 March 2012

Changes to the current safety switch laws are necessary to save lives. The Safety Switch Regulatory Assessment Statement proposes four options for change to extend the mandatory fitting of safety switches to power, lighting and other safety switch capable electrical circuits in all types of Queensland homes and temporary accommodation such as hotels and hostels.

Industry comment - QLeave Scheme Review consultation
Consultation closed: 21 January 2011

The Queensland Government is seeking comment from the building and construction industry on the QLeave Scheme Review.

The Queensland Workers' Compensation Scheme: ensuring sustainability and fairness
Consultation closed: 24 March 2010

This discussion paper is intended to provide a structure for formal consultation on options to address the increase in common law claims and claims costs, including the recommendations of the WorkCover Board as well as the alternative packages proposed, which comprise measures suggested by stakeholders to date.

Proposals for mandatory fitting of safety switches on all residential electrical installations in Queensland
Consultation closed: 26 February 2010

The purpose of this discussion paper is to propose the extension of the existing mandatory safety switch requirements to include temporary residential accommodation places, such as short-term holiday accommodation, hostels, boarding houses, hotels, motels, on-site temporary and semi-permanent accommodation provided by caravan and holiday parks, as well as for all Queensland domestic residences. This will ensure all Queensland residents and visitors are afforded the same level of protection from electrical injury and death regardless of their accommodation choice.

Improving Cape York justice project
Consultation closed: 09 June 2008

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is currently examining ways to improve the delivery of justice services to Cape York communities.