Regular reporting mechanisms facilitate improved health and safety performance by alerting the sector to emerging and ongoing issues
Each year, the Queensland government provides the sector with an overview of health and safety performance by publishing two key reports.
Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health
Under section 73E(1) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health is required to provide a report to the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines on the performance of the department in regulating mine safety.
Safety and Health Advisory Committees
The Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee is established under the Part 6 of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee is required to be established under Part 6 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999.
The primary function of each committee is to give advice and make recommendations to the minister about promoting and protecting the safety and health of persons at metalliferous and coal mines respectively.
An annual report on the Committee’s operations must be prepared by the chairperson as soon as practicable, but within four months, after the end of each financial year and given to the Minister.