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13 Sep 13
Queensland mining work health and safety harmonisation back on the agenda

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The harmonisation of Queensland’s mining industry work health and safety laws is firmly back on the agenda with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM) releasing further consultative material, namely Queensland’s Mine and Safety Framework - Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (Regulatory Impact Statement), on 11 September 2013.

The Regulatory Impact Statement is the follow up to last year’s DNRM consultation paper – Nationally consistent mine safety legislation: Queensland’s proposal for a nationally consistent legislative framework.

The Regulatory Impact Statement provides industry with further details about:

  • the options for reform being considered by the DNRM
  • the proposed key reform initiatives associated with each option, and
  • importantly, the potential costs to industry of those reforms.

Industry stakeholders have 60 days (expiring on 11 November 2013) to lodge submissions outlining their views about the issues contained in the Regulatory Impact Statement.

To help stakeholders understand the Regulatory Impact Statement and the potential effect of the proposed reforms on the mining industry, McCullough Robertson will be hosting a free breakfast seminar on Wednesday, 9 October 2013, commencing at 7.30am.

To register for this seminar please click on the link.

A full copy of the Regulatory Impact Statement, and instructions on how to make a submission, are available at or

Focus covers legal and technical issues in a general way. It is not designed to express opinions on specific cases. Focus is intended for information purposes only and should not be regarded as legal advice. Further advice should be obtained before taking action on any issue dealt with in this publication.

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