Report No. 21, 57th Parliament - Trading (Allowable Hours) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022


The committee tabled its report on the Trading (Allowable Hours) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 on 22 July 2022.  The Bill was passed without amendment on 18 August 2022.

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On 25 May 2022, Hon Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing, introduced the Trading (Allowable Hours) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 into the Queensland Parliament.  The Bill was referred to the Education, Employment and Training Committee for detailed consideration.   

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As set out in the explanatory notes, the Bill’s primary objective is to implement recommendations of the Education, Employment and Training Committee following its recent inquiry into the operation of the Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990.

The Bill also amends the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 and Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005 to make permanent the temporary arrangements that were put in place during the COVID-19 public health emergency. According to the explanatory notes, the policy objectives for these amendments are to modernise provisions by clarifying that:

  • meetings related to Queensland College of Teachers investigations, and the production of items required at meetings, can occur via post or online, rather than in person; and
  • communication technology can be used to enable attendance at parents and citizens’ association meetings.


Submissions Closed:  13 June 2022 - can be accessed under the “View Submissions” tab above.
Public Briefing:6 June 2022 - Broadcast - Transcript - Written Briefing
Public Hearing and Public Briefing:  20 June 2022 
Public hearing: Broadcast Part 1 - Broadcast Part 2 - Broadcast Part 3 - Transcript 
Briefing: Broadcast - Transcript 
Report Date:22 July 2022
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