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The Economic Development Act 2012 (ED Act) establishes the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ), who operates as a corporation sole to exercise the functions and delegations of the MEDQ.

The MEDQ is currently the Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning.

Directions under the ED Act

The MEDQ can give direction to a government entity or local government on certain matters under sections 127 and 128 of the ED Act. The MEDQ has given the following directions:

Approvals under the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982

The Treasurer can give approvals for the MEDQ to enter into certain types of financial arrangements as a statutory body. The MEDQ has been given the following approvals: