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Glossary of terms

 

Acts as passed
These are Acts as originally passed by the Legislative Assembly and assented to by the Governor. They do not include any changes made due to later amendment.

Bills
These are the legislative instruments introduced and taken through the Legislative Assembly, which, after being passed and assented to by the Governor, become Acts.

Consideration in detail
This is the internal Legislative Assembly process by which the provisions of an introduced Bill are considered clause by clause by members during its passage through Parliament and amended if necessary.

Cumulative update to legislation
This is part of the Queensland Legislation Annotations. Information about legislation is updated weekly and incorporated cumulatively for periods of approximately 6 months before a new cumulative update begins.

Current Legislation
This is the collection of current and historical versions of reprints of Queensland Acts and subordinate legislation incorporating all changes to the legislation and published online.

Explanatory notes for Bills
These are prepared for each Bill introduced to the Legislative Assembly and give a brief explanation of the provisions of the Bill.

Explanatory notes for subordinate legislation
Explanatory notes give a brief explanation of the provisions of the subordinate legislation. From 1 January 2011 all subordinate legislation has an explanatory note.

Historical versions of reprints
Earlier, non-current versions of reprints (accessed by clicking on the icon in the historical versions column via the Current Legislation link).

Queensland legislation annotations (current and repealed)
These publications contain information about the legislative history of current and repealed Queensland legislation.

Regulatory impact statements for subordinate legislation
These are consultation documents prepared and published by the responsible government department for some subordinate legislation before the legislation is finalised.

Repealed legislation
This is the collection of all reprints of Queensland Acts and subordinate legislation that have been repealed.

Reprint
Reprints are consolidations of Acts and subordinate legislation incorporating all changes to that legislation, including the commencement of amendments or the expiry or repeal of particular provisions.

Revised version (previously, revised edition)
A new version of an existing published reprint that needs to be updated to correct errors or incorporate retrospective amendments. From 2013, a note on the front cover page explains why the revised version has been produced.

Revision notice
Produced before 2013, revision notices explained what corrections were made in revised edition reprints.

SL as made
These are instruments of subordinate (or delegated legislation), for example, regulations, standards, notices, proclamations, by-laws and rules, in their form as originally made. They do not include any changes made by later amendment.

Weekly update to legislation
This is part of the Queensland Legislation Annotations and contains legislative information reflecting changes for each week.



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This page last updated: 31 May, 2013