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Public consultation

Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) is the independent regulator of worker safety and health in Queensland's mining, quarrying, petroleum, gas and explosives industries.

Our public consultations enable interested stakeholders, members of the public and industry workers to have a say about changes to resources safety and health policies, legislation, and more.

In addition to the consultations listed on this page, you may be interested in the Queensland Government's 'Get Involved' consultation portal.

  • Consultation regulatory impact statement and decision regulatory impact statement

    RSHQ considered submissions on the Facilitating High-Reliability Organisation behaviours in Queensland’s Resources Sector and Modernising Regulatory Enforcement consultation regulatory impact statement (CRIS) and made any necessary changes to the CRIS proposals.

    Government has approved the subsequent Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (DRIS). The reforms in the DRIS aim to reduce the rates of serious accidents and fatalities, support the Queensland resources sector in implementing approaches consistent with HRO theory and respond to findings of independent reviews.

    RSHQ is currently in the process of drafting the Bill for the legislative amendments and will consult on a draft Bill later this year.

    Further information about the next stages of the project is provided below. Please note all timeframes are subject to change due to Government and Parliamentary processes.

    If you require any other information, contact the Policy and Legislation unit via

    Second half 2023

    Proposed to release draft Bill for targeted consultation

    Second half 2023

    Seek approval from Government to introduce the Bill into Parliament.

    Introduction of the Bill into Parliament and referral to the Parliamentary Committee for inquiry on the Bill.


    Debate and passage of the legislation.

Last updated: 29 May 2023