Disaster Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024

About the Bill 

On 7 March 2024, Hon Nikki Boyd MP, Minister for Fire and Disaster Recovery and Minister for Corrective Services, introduced the Disaster Management and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024 into the Queensland Parliament.  The Bill was referred to the Community Safety and Legal Affairs for detailed consideration.   

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

The overarching objectives of the Bill are to amend the:

  • Disaster Management Act 2003 to enhance Queensland’s disaster management arrangements
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011 to expand the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s functions
  • Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 to establish the Queensland Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service Queensland as dedicated fire services under the Act.

The Bill also provides requirements for smoke alarms in caravans and motorised caravans.

For more in-depth information on the above please refer to the explanatory notes for the Bill.

Further information

Further information including written briefings, correspondence, response to submissions, transcripts and answers to questions taken on notice can be accessed under the Related Publications tab.

Call for submissions

Submissions are now closed. All submissions accepted by the committee will soon be published on this page.

PUBLIC PROCEEDINGS

The committee has scheduled a public briefing on the Bill by officers of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and a public hearing with interested stakeholders on Tuesday 26 March 2024.

Committee’s report

The committee is due to table its report on Friday, 19 April 2024. The report will be published here.

Once the committee’s report has been tabled, the Government has three months to respond to the report’s recommendations (if any). At that time, the Government Response will be published here.

Timeline

Submissions closed:

Friday, 15 March 2024 at 10:00am

Public hearing

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 - programbroadcast part 1broadcast part 2 - transcript

Public briefing:

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 - programbroadcast - transcript

Report due date:

Friday, 19 April 2024

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