Appointment to Chair Parliamentary Committee

Leanne Linard MP, State Member for Nudgee has been appointed Chair of the Queensland Parliamentary Health and Ambulance Services Committee.

“Parliamentary Committees play an important role in considering and reporting on Bills introduced into the Parliament and subordinate legislation, considering the annual Appropriation Bills (the estimates process), investigating issues of public importance, and conducting inquiries to examine matters in detail” Ms Linard.

The Health and Ambulance Services Committee is responsible for scrutinising legislation and bills within the health portfolio.

“Amongst the committee’s three government members and three non-government members is significant health expertise with two former nurses, one paramedic, and a doctor. I look forward to working with the Committee and contributing my background expertise in legislation and policy formation in the coming term” Ms Linard said.

“I will endeavour to ensure that the views of Queenslanders are widely canvassed and taken into account”.

Contact: Leanne Linard MP 3638 7100

Background:

Role of committee:

Parliamentary Committees consider and report on Bills introduced into the Parliament and subordinate legislation, consider the annual Appropriation Bills (the estimates process), investigate issues of public importance, and conducting inquiries to examine matters in detail.

The Health and Ambulance Services Committee is responsible for scrutinising legislation and bills within the health portfolio.

Role of chairperson:

The chairperson is responsible for chairing committee meetings, ruling on procedural matters and ensuring the committee functions in accordance with s.92 of the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 and according to Standing Orders.

Member’s background:

Leanne has spent the past 13 years working in policy, legislation and regulatory roles with both the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments. Including:

    • 2012 – 2015 – Executive Officer with the National Regulator of Vocational Education and Training (Commonwealth Statutory Authority), which included working on national Strategic Reviews of the VET Sector into Early Childhood Learning, Security and Equine studies where system risks were identified.

 

    • Prior to 2012: Nine years as a Policy Advisor and Senior Policy Advisor with the former Queensland Government formulating policy and legislation across the Treasury, Police, Emergency and Corrective Services, Local Government, Sport and Recreation portfolios. This included 12 months as the responsible Advisor for Queensland Ambulance Service policy.

 

      • A key part of these roles was policy and legislation analysis and scrutiny, and consultation with stakeholders, including coordinating and chairing public consultation meetings

 

  • 2002 – present – Chair of various community forums and groups

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