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    Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympic and Paralympic Games Infrastructure

    Councillor Conduct Tribunal
    The Tribunal is established under section 150DK of the Local Government Act 2009. Its functions are: • at the request of a local government, investigates the suspected inappropriate conduct of a councillor and makes recommendations to the local government about dealing with the conduct • conducts hearings of applications made by the independent assessor and deciding what action the tribunal will take under section 150AR of the Act to discipline the councillor • any other function related to functions given to the Tribunal under the Act as directed in writing by the Minister. Membership The Tribunal comprises a president and a pool of casual members. The Tribunal’s membership reflects a broad range of knowledge and experience in local government, investigations, law, public administration and public-sector ethics. The president will have legal qualifications and extensive knowledge of, and experience in, judicial proceedings e.g. courts of law or disciplinary tribunals.
    Economic Development Board
    The functions of the Economic Development Board are: (a) advising and making recommendations to, the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) about how MEDQ can effect to the main purpose of the Economic Development Act 2012 (the ED Act); and (b) monitoring and reporting to MEDQ about the performance of MEDQ's functions or exercise of MEDQ's powers by entities (including the board) to whom the functions or powers are delegated; and (c) ensuring MEDQ adopts best practice corporate governance and financial management and accountability arrangements; and (d) performing the functions and exercising the powers of MEDQ delegated under the ED Act.
    Independent Assessor
    The Independent Assessor assesses and if appropriate investigates and prosecutes complaints about councillor conduct and breaches of the conduct provisions under the Local Government Act 2009. The Independent Assessor also: •provides advice, training and information about dealing with alleged or suspected inappropriate conduct, misconduct or corrupt conduct to councillors, local government employees and the public. •prosecutes misconduct offences via the Councillor Conduct Tribunal.
    Local Government Change Commission
    The Local Government Change Commission is established to assess whether a proposed local government change is in the public interest, e.g. a change to the boundaries of a local government area, the number of councillors for a local government, the name of a local government area. The Change Commission is made up of the Electoral Commissioner or any combination of the Electoral Commissioner, Deputy Electoral Commissioner, Casual Commissioners (appointed by the Governor in Council). The Electoral Commissioner can choose any or all of the Casual Commissioners to help assess a particular change proposal.
    Local Government Grants Commission
    To make recommendations to the Minister concerning the allocation of the Commonwealth Financial Assistance Grants to the Local Governing Bodies in Queensland.
    Local Government Remuneration Commission
    The Commission is established under section 176 of the Local Government Act 2009 to undertake functions relating to the remuneration of Local Government Councillors. The functions of the Commission, as stipulated by the Act (section 177) are: to establish the categories of Local Governments; to decide the category to which each Local Government belongs; to decide the maximum amount of remuneration payable to the Councillors in each of the categories; to consider and make recommendations to the Minister about matters relating to councillor advisors; and another function related to the remuneration of Councillors directed, in writing, by the Minister.
    Queensland Deputy Premier's Advisory Council on Defence Industry and Jobs
    To provide high-level policy and strategic advice to the Queensland Government on defence industry development and investment attraction, to capitalise on Queensland’s defence industry capabilities and drive sustainable economic and employment growth outcomes for the state.
    Queensland Housing Supply Expert Panel
    The Housing Supply Expert Panel (HSEP) was established to provide independent expert advice to the Queensland Government about how to appropriately manage land supply and development and associated issues in South East Queensland. On 8 September 2022, the Deputy Premier, Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympic and Paralympic Games Infrastructure announced the expansion of the remit of the HSEP to the entire state. The new state-wide HSEP provides independent, expert advice to Government on matters including but not limited to housing diversity and affordability, policy responses, opportunities to progress growth management outcomes and the Land Supply and Development Monitoring information.
    Queensland Reconstruction Board
    The Queensland Reconstruction Authority manages the Queensland Government's program of reconstruction following natural disasters, as well as the state's resilience and recovery policy.
    South Bank Corporation Board
    The objects of the South Bank Corporation (the Corporation) are: (a) to promote, facilitate, carry out and control the development, disposal and management of land and other property within the corporation area; (b) to achieve an appropriate balance between the corporation's commercial and non-commercial functions; (c) to ensure the corporation area complements, rather than duplicates, other public use sites in the inner city Brisbane area; (d) to provide for a diverse range of recreational, cultural and educational pursuits for local, regional and international visitors; (e) to accommodate public events and entertainment that benefit the general community; (f) and to achieve excellence and innovation in the management of open space and park areas.

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    Last updated:
    18 May, 2016