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Current regulatory reform projects

Tattoo Parlours Act 2013
The Tattoo Parlours Act 2013 sets up an occupational licensing and regulatory framework for the Queensland tattoo industry.

Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000
Split of the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 into industry-specific Acts, to reduce red tape on business while maintaining effective consumer protections.

Deregulation of real estate commission
The Queensland Government is deregulating real estate commissions.

National Travel Reforms
On 7 December 2012, state and territory Ministers for Consumer Affairs approved a Travel Industry Transition Plan setting out reforms to travel agents' regulation.

National Occupational Licensing System
The National Occupational Licensing System will be a new national system for the licensing of trade and professional occupations, including property agents.

Archived regulatory reform projects

Fair Trading (Safety Standards) Regulation 2011
The purpose of the Fair Trading (Safety Standards) Regulation is to improve child safety by requiring short-term accommodation premises to comply with a mandatory safety standard for bunk beds.

National business names register
A national business names registration system has replaced all existing State and Territory registers of business names.

Criminal and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
A number of amendments were sought for The Criminal and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 to improve and clarify the legislation.

Body Corporate and Community Management (Specified Two-Lot Schemes Module) Regulation 2011
The Specified Two-Lot Schemes Module provides more appropriate requirements for the management of bodies corporate for residential community titles schemes containing only two lots (commonly known as duplexes), where the scheme is not part of a layered arrangement of schemes and there is no letting agent for the scheme.

Associations Incorporation Act 1981
The Associations Incorporation Act 1981 was amended to enable large scale associations, religious groups and charities to transition into a company limited by guarantee or Indigenous corporation in a cost effective manner.

National personal property securities register
A national register of personal property securities has replaced three previous Queensland registers, including the Register of Encumbered Vehicles (REVS).

Security Providers Act 1993
From 24 February 2011, all Queensland security firms will be required to be a member of an approved security industry association. From 1 July 2011, all new security provider applicants must be fingerprinted. From 3 October 2011, all existing licensed security providers will need to be fingerprinted when renewing their licence.

Australian Consumer Law
Australia now has a nationally consistent consumer and fair trading law, called the Australian Consumer Law.

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Last reviewed 07/02/2014

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