Report No. 40, 57th Parliament - Information Privacy and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023

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The committee tabled its Report No. 40, 57th Parliament - Information Privacy and Other Legislation Bill 2023 on 24 November 2024. 

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View: Government Response tabled on 28 November 2023 


On 12 October 2023, Hon Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Treaty, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Minister for Communities and Minister for the Arts, introduced the Information Privacy and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Education, Training and Employment Committee for detailed consideration.    

The policy objectives of the Bill are to:

  • make key changes to Queensland’s information privacy framework to better protect personal information and provide appropriate responses and remedies for data breaches and misuse of personal information by agencies
  • make changes to Queensland’s information privacy and right to information frameworks to clarify and improve their operation, and
  • make legislative amendments to support the operation of the administrative scheme which will provide for the proactive release of Cabinet documents (the proactive release scheme).

The Bill proposes amendments to the: 

  • Auditor-General Act 2009
  • Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games Arrangements Act 2021
  • City of Brisbane Act 2010
  • Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999
  • Corrective Services Act 2006
  • Criminal Code
  • Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012
  • Energy and Water Ombudsman Act 2006
  • Explosives Act 1999
  • Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011
  • Information Privacy Act 2009
  • Information Privacy Regulation 2009
  • Introduction Agents Act 2001
  • Legal Profession Act 2007
  • Local Government Act 2009
  • Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999
  • Ombudsman Act 2001
  • Partnership Act 1891
  • Path to Treaty Act 2023
  • Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000
  • Public Guardian Act 2014
  • Public Health Act 2005
  • Public Sector Act 2022
  • Queensland Future Fund (Titles Registry) Act 2021
  • Right to Information Act 2009
  • Right to Information Regulation 2009
  • Tourism Services Act 2003.

View: Bill 
View: Explanatory Notes 
View: Statement of compatibility 
View: Explanatory speech 

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Public departmental briefing11.15am – 12.45pm Monday 23 October 2023 - Program - Broadcast - Transcript 
Public hearing and departmental briefing10.30am Monday 13 November 2023 -  Program  - Public hearing broadcast - Public briefing broadcast - Public hearing transcript - Public briefing transcript
Report tabledFriday 24 November 2023 
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