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Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s part 2 report tabled in parliament

14 June 2021

Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) welcomes the Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s part 2 report, tabled in the Queensland parliament on Monday 14 June 2021 by the Honourable Scott Stewart MP, Minister for Resources.

Over the inquiry’s 12 month duration, RSHQ officers have appeared as witnesses at hearings, provided briefings to the board about its investigation of the serious accident of 6 May 2020 and cooperated with the board’s requests for documents and other evidence obtained through the investigation. Additionally, RSHQ made available to the board the independent experts it engaged in the investigation, who provided their technical findings as evidence at board hearings.

RSHQ welcomes the board’s support for its ongoing implementation of recommendations from the 2019 review of fatalities in the mining and quarrying industry and remains committed to implementing other improvements to our risk-based approach to regulation, identified in the inquiry’s part 1 report.

RSHQ will continue to help coal mine operators’ meet their obligations to protect coal mine workers and give effect to the board’s recommendations about improving risk-management. We are also committed to ensuring any relevant learnings are applied to other resources operations.

Our vision is for a Queensland resources industry free from serious harm.


Last updated: 14 Jun 2021