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Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970 – 30 January 2012

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The entity formerly called the Royal Queensland Theatre Company continues in existence under the name Queensland Theatre Company. The functions of the theatre company are: to promote and encourage the development and presentation of the arts of the theatre; and to promote and encourage public interest and participation in the arts of the theatre (among other functions).

  • Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 14, 15, 16, 38, 44, 49, 50, 51, 52

Property found on a building or other place occupied by the theatre company suspected to be abandoned that is unclaimed for 4 months, may be sold by public auction.

  • Sections 18, 19, 20

The theatre company may offer and pay a reward to a person who gives the company information about an offence it believes or suspects is committed in relation to its property or property in its possession.

  • Section 63
Reason for law

To contribute to the cultural, social and intellectual development of all Queenslanders. (Section 1A)

Relevant links

Queensland Theatre Company

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Screen Queensland

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Australian Cinematographers Society

National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

Australian Cultural Fund

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Section 13 contains the phrase ‘ultra vires’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.

Section 58 contains the phrase ‘rule against perpetuities’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.



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