Report No. 14, 57th Parliament - Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021


The committee tabled its Report No. 14, 57th Parliament - Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021 on 26 November 2021. The Bill was passed with amendment on 29 March 2022. 

View:Debate of the Bill in Parliament: 
Transcript 17 March 2022 (pages 542-551 and pages 574-595)
Transcript 29 March 2022 (pages 636-648 and pages 661-678)
The debate can be viewed by clicking on the movie icon within the transcripts


On 12 October 2021, Hon Di Farmer MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development introduced the Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Education, Employment and Training Committee for detailed consideration and report. 

The Bill proposes the establishment of a permanent Small Business Commissioner and a supporting office in order to:

  1. provide tailored support for small businesses in Queensland;
  2. reduce the time and costs associated with dispute resolution involving leasing and franchise issues; and
  3. provide initial advice and information to small businesses about any type of dispute, and connect them to assistance and support.
View:Explanatory Notes
View:Statement of Compatibility
View:Explanatory Speech 
View:Written briefing from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training


Submissions closed:28 October 2021 - access via the ‘View Submissions' tab
Public Hearing and Briefing:15 November 2021 - program
archived broadcast - public hearing (part 1) (part 2) - transcript (public hearing)
archived broadcast (public briefing) - transcript (public briefing) 
Report due date:26 November 2021 - report
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