24 February ARELJ Recent Development - Industrial Manslaughter in the Queensland Resources Sector February 24, 2021 By Sally Parker ARELJ, General, Resources and Energy ARELJ, Resources, Safety, Regulations, IndustrialManslaughter 0 Deanna McMaster, Rhian O'Sullivan, Luke Gallant MinterEllison On 20 May 2020, Queensland passed the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (Qld). Among other things, the Act introduced industrial manslaughter offences into the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 (Qld), Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 (Qld), Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Qld), and Explosives Act 1999 (Qld). These provisions took effect on 1 July 2020. The commencement of these changes coincides with a strong focus from safety regulators across Queensland on enforcement action and accountability at the senior management level. This paper addresses the new industrial manslaughter regime for the Queensland resources sector including practical implications. Member Login Required to Access Case Note Read More Related Articles ARELJ - Recent Development - Principles for Exploration and Extraction Rights The states boost the energy and resources sector This year will be remembered for the many challenges that it brought to both individuals and industry. As Australia starts to return to some normality, many states are looking to boost industry, increase jobs and innovate for the future. In this article, we look at various state initiatives designed to boost the energy and resources sector. ARELJ - Comment - New Powers to Disqualify Persons from holding Resource Authorities in Queensland Changes to the Fair Work Act may benefit the energy and resources sector The energy and resources sector is a significant contributor to the economy, and its impact is estimated to continue to grow over the next decade. The Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA) estimates that the sector will add over 24,000 new workers by 2026 to support 98 new and expansion projects worth over $83 billion. The roles available could double depending not the construction and flow-on work required. Western Australia and Queensland are expected to benefit the most from these initiatives. ARELJ Article - Public Duties on the Disposal of Australia's Non-Renewable Resources: The Case for Regulatory Reform New developments in the hydrogen industry We can expect significant legislative reform for the hydrogen industry in the near future. This follows a review of all Australian laws (both Federal and State) in 2019 that found there were approximately 730 pieces of legislation and 119 standards related to the industry and recent developments that are seeking to develop the industry further. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.