Report No. 37, 57th Parliament - Public Sector Bill 2022


The committee tabled it’s report on 25 November 2022.  The report is available here.  The Bill was passed with amendment on 30 November 2022.

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Debate of the Bill in Parliament:
Transcript 29 November 2022 (pages 3655-3677; 3683-3705);
Transcript 30 November 2022 (pages 3738-3748; 3750-3755; 3781-3787)
The debate can be viewed by clicking on the movie icon within the transcripts.


On 14 October 2022, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier and Minister for the Olympics introduced the Public Sector Bill 2022 (the Bill) into the Queensland Parliament.   The Bill was referred to the Economics and Governance Committee (the committee) for detailed consideration.  The committee is required to report to the Parliament on the Bill by Friday 25 November 2022. 

Objectives of the Bill

The Bill will repeal the Public Service Act 2008 (the Act) and introduce a new public sector employment framework.

The Bill proposes to implement stage two public sector legislative reforms arising from the recommendations of an independent review of public sector employment laws by Mr Peter Bridgman, entitled A Fair and Responsive Public Service for All (the Bridgman Review).

The Bill gives effect to the primary recommendation of the Bridgman Review by replacing the existing Act with a modern, simplified and employee-focused legislative framework extended to apply to all Queensland’s public sector employees. 

The Bill also seeks to strengthen the Government’s relationship with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Specifically, it recognises the role of the public sector in supporting the Government to reframe its relationship with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In addition, the Bill incorporates amendments to implement and complement the recommendations and findings of the independent review of public sector culture and accountability by Professor Peter Coaldrake, entitled Let the sunshine in: Review of culture and accountability in the Queensland Public Sector

Further material about the bill including any written briefings from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, responses to submissions and questions taken on notice are available under the Related Publications tab.

Call for submissions

The committee invited submissions addressing any aspect of the Bill, from all interested parties.  Submissions closed on Friday 28 October 2022.


A public briefing was held on Monday 24 October 2022 at 10.30am.


A public hearing was held on Monday 7 November 2022.  


Submissions close:10.00am, Friday, 28 October 2022
Public briefing:10.30am - 11.15am, Monday 24 October 2022 - program - broadcast  transcript
Public hearing:Monday, 7 November 2022 - program - broadcast - transcript
Report due date:Friday, 25 November 2022 - report



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