The scope of this review is confined to examining the work health and safety compliance and enforcement arrangements. It is not a policy and legislative review.
This guide has been prepared for every member of the Australian Public Service involved in policy making. It provides the context for regulation and encourages policy makers to think about potential impacts early in the policy process.
As part of the series OECD Best Practice Principles for Regulatory Policy, this report extends and elaborates on principles highlighted in the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance.
The paper assesses the application of the precautionary principle in the Queensland Wild Rivers Act 2005. It finds that the Act is more restrictive than the ecologically sustainable development principles as conceived, and deployed, by the Queensland Government elsewhere.