State Development and Regional Industries Committee Public Hearing Program

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Thursday, 27 January 2022 – 9:15am – 12:10pm Committee Room 3, Level 6, Parliamentary Annexe, Brisbane and Video Conference

Time Witness 9:15am Office of the Information Commissioner

• Paxton Booth, Privacy Commissioner

10:00am Queensland Law Society

• Karen Williams, Deputy Chair of the QLS Health and Disability Law Committee • Dr Emma Phillips, Deputy Chair of the QLS Human Rights and Public Law Committee • Dr Brooke Thompson, Policy Solicitor, Queensland Law Society

10:40am Human Rights Commission

• Neroli Holmes, Deputy Commissioner • Rebekah Leong, Principal Lawyer

11:20am Break

11:30am Mental Health Court

• Queensland Health - TBC • Bojan Stojanovic, Registrar

12:10pm Close

Public Hearing: This hearing will be broadcast live on Parliament TV, and available for viewing afterwards from the Committee’s Parliament.TV Archive. A transcript of the proceedings will also be published in due course.

All invited guests and visitors to the Queensland Parliament precinct will need to provide proof of vaccination, via their Check-in Queensland app with a ‘green tick’. Status will be checked by Parliamentary Security as they pass through security screening on arrival to the Parliamentary Annexe. If any guest or visitor is unable to provide this they will need to produce one of the approved documents, as outlined in the Speaker’s directive accessible on the Queensland Parliament COVID 19 Response webpage.

In summary:

• No person can enter the parliamentary precinct unless they are fully vaccinated or exempt. This does not apply to young people under the age of 16.

• All visitors are required to check-in and prove their vaccination status via the ‘Check-in Queensland’ app or other accepted means.

• Persons exempt from vaccination are required to wear a mask and cannot visit any food or beverage service on the precinct.

• Guests and visitors will be required to wear a mask whilst on the precinct. Witnesses will be permitted to remove their mask when addressing a committee during proceedings.

Limits will be placed on the number of persons permitted in the public gallery to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 Safe Plan: Parliament House.

Those present for the proceedings are advised that they may be in photos taken by Parliamentary Service staff for purposes including posting on the Parliament’s website or social media sites. The Queensland Parliamentary Service is committed to protecting the images collected for this purpose in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009.