Review of public employment laws

Review of public sector employment laws – A Fair and Responsive Public Service for All

Queensland’s public services are essential to delivery of services to the community, and to meeting the Government’s priorities, set out in Our Future State: Advancing Queensland’s Priorities.

A Fair and Responsive Public Service for All is an independent review of the Public Service Act 2008 and other Queensland public employment laws (including the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011).

The review will report in March 2019 on how the laws should be changed to meet the objectives of:

  • Fairness in the employment relationship
  • Responsiveness of employees to the community and to the government
  • Inclusiveness of public sector employment.

The Review will also report on how the employment relationship is formed and managed, and how public services are organised.

Read the review Terms of Reference (PDF, 235 KB) | (DOCX, 64 KB)

The review has had wide-ranging discussions with stakeholders inside government, trade unions, lawyers and others.

An Issues Paper (PDF, 1.63 MB)(DOCX, 1.77 MB) is now available to assist with further input. Input would be appreciated by close of business 25 January 2019. Contributions can be sent to

The review does not propose to publish input received. However, e-mails will be part of be part of the public record and will be subject to both the Public Records Act 2002 and the Right to Information Act 2009.