A Bill that has been passed by the Legislative Assembly and presented to the Governor for royal assent becomes an Act on receiving that assent.

At that point, the Act becomes a law of the State but whether or not its provisions start to operate depends on whether they have ‘commenced’.

Acts are sometimes called primary or principal legislation.

Each Act of the Queensland Parliament can be uniquely identified by its short title and number

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