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Options for resources safety and health regulator models in Queensland

The Parliamentary Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Select Committee recommended the establishment of a new regulatory body for the administration of laws for the safety and health of mining and resource industry workers in Queensland.

We invite your views about the type of safety and health regulator you would like to see for the resources industry in this state. To facilitiate this process, a discussion paper has been developed outlining four potential regulator options (including the Select Committee's model) for consideration.

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  • Options for resources safety and health regulator models in Qld

    Stakeholders are invited to submit comments on the four options for a resources safety and health regulator model outlined in the discussion paper.

    Feedback is requested on whether:

    • each model achieves an appropriate level of accountability, effectiveness, efficiency and transparency

    • each model achieves an acceptable level of independence and public confidence

    • there are changes that could be made to improve these models

    The following focus papers are available on the Project Management Office website:

    • Focus Paper 1: Overview of governance arrangements for public authorities

    • Focus Paper 2: Proposed location of the regulator in Mackay

    • Focus Paper 3: Simtars fee for service review

      Criteria for assessment

      Accountability

      Structural arrangements are consistent with the principle of responsible government, in that the entity’s functions are accountable to the Executive, which is, in turn, accountable to Parliament. Lines of accountability are clear and responsibilities are well understood.

      Effectiveness

      The entity is able to successfully support the objects of the relevant legislation. The entity has access to appropriate levels of resources and expertise.

      Efficiency

      There is no or minimal overlap or duplication with government departments or other relevant bodies. The entity has flexibility to anticipate and respond quickly to emerging needs and changing regulatory issues.

      Transparency

      Government, stakeholders and the public are able to clearly identify the objectives of the entity and how it is performing against those objectives.

      Independence

      The entity carries out its functions and powers as a regulator independently and is free from actual regulatory and political capture.

      Public confidence

      There is a high likelihood of public confidence in the compliance and enforcement functions. The risk of perceived regulatory and political capture is low.

       

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 17 April 2018

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