Queensland University of Technology Amendment Bill 2021


The committee tabled its report on the Queensland University of Technology Amendment Bill 2021 on Friday, 15 October 2021.

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On Wednesday 1 September 2021, Hon Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing introduced the Queensland University of Technology Amendment Bill 2021 into the Queensland Parliament. The Bill was referred to the Education, Employment and Training Committee for detailed consideration and report by 15 October 2021.

View:  Bill
View:  Explanatory notes
View:  Statement of compatibility
View:  Explanatory speech
View:  Written briefing from the Department of Education

The Bill proposes changes to the composition of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Council. The QUT Council has responsibility for ensuring sound and effective governance of QUT. 

The Bill proposes to reduce the size of the QUT Council from 22 to 15 members, with the following changes to its composition: 

  • 3 members appointed by the Governor in Council (reduced from 8)
  • 5 elected members (reduced from 9) - comprised of 2 members of the academic staff, 1 member of the professional staff, I undergraduate student and 1 postgraduate student
  • 4 additional members (increased from 2) - at least 2 of whom must be alumni of QUT.


Public briefing:13 September 2021 
- Archived broadcast 
- Transcript 
Submissions closed:21 September 2021, 5:00pm
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Public hearing:

Thursday 30 September 2021, 11:00am
- Archived broadcast
- Program
- Transcript proof - public hearing
- Transcript - public briefing

Report due date:Friday, 15 October 2021


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