Higher penalties take effect in Queensland

FROM today changes to various pieces of Queensland mining legislation will come into effect, including the increase of penalties and the appointment of inspectors and authorised officers.
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Staff Reporter

Changes to the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 were passed by the Queensland Government in October.

Named the Mining and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007, the changes come into effect from December 14, including the necessity to report all deaths at minesites, not just those resulting from accidents.

For the interim the changes can be accessed online at the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel site - http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/OQPChome.htm - before the amendments are incorporated into the relevant acts.

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