Completed Regulatory Impact Statements

Pursuant to the Queensland Government Guide to Better Regulation, once the release of a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS), a Decision RIS or a Post-Implementation Review (PIR) has been approved by the relevant portfolio Minister or Cabinet, the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) will publish the document and OBPR’s final letter of advice on its website. RISs completed between July 2012 and June 2015 were assessed by the Queensland Competition Authority.

November 2019

Investigating options relating to the safety and security of rental accommodation, managing tenancies and renting with pets.

Consultation RIS

Letter of Adequacy

November 2019

A post implementation review of the water risk management plan provisions of the Public Health Act 2005 which commenced in February 2017.

Consultation PIR

Letter of Adequacy

Investigation into whether to declare a part-day public holiday on Christmas Eve (24 December) from 6pm to 12 midnight.

Consultation RIS

Letter of Adequacy

Decision RIS

Letter of Adequacy

June 2019

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME) is developing an annual levy structure to fund the role of the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA) in the mining sector.

Consultation RIS

Letter of Adequacy

June 2019

An investigation into the possible extension of workers’ compensation coverage to certain gig economy workers and bailee taxis and limousine drivers.

Consultation RIS

Letter of Adequacy

October 2019

An assessment of the proposed licensing framework for mechanical services, including discussion of its scopes of work, technical qualifications and provisions to transition existing workers.

Consultation RIS

Letter of Adequacy

September 2019

Decision RIS

Letter of Adequacy

May 2019

Options to facilitate the commercial production of industrial cannabis fibre and seed in Queensland.

Consultation RIS

Letter of Adequacy

May 2019

A review of the structure and rate of the levies collected by QLeave under the Building Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991.

Consultation RIS

Letter of Adequacy

November 2018

A review of the appropriateness of restricting the practice of cattle pregnancy testing (for a fee or reward) to registered veterinarian surgeons.

Consultation RIS

Letter of adequacy

June 2018

Proposed waste-related Environmentally Relevant Activity management framework and regulated waste classification framework that enables improved risk based regulation.

Consultation RIS

Consultation RIS Addendum

Letter of adequacy

Decision RIS

Letter of adequacy

June 2018

The Decision RIS makes recommendations to implement changes to Queensland mining sector health and safety provisions under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999.

Decision RIS

Letter of adequacy

June 2018

Proposed options for the future management of native protected animals with a particular focus on commercial and recreational wildlife licencing.

Consultation RIS

Letter of adequacy

June 2018

A review of whether aligning Queensland’s statutory voltage limits with Australian and international standards will allow more efficient management of voltage issues caused by the high penetration of solar PV, and support greater levels of renewable generation in line with the Queensland Government’s overarching energy policy objectives and targets.

Consultation RIS review

Letter of adequacy

Decision RIS

Letter of adequacy

October 2017

The Decision RIS makes recommendations to implement changes to the Retirement Villages Act 1999

Decision RIS

Letter of adequacy

January 2018

The public consultation on the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s RIS was interrupted by the state election and so the new Department of Environment and Science released exactly the same RIS (apart from the change in department name) to ensure stakeholders have adequate opportunity to comment. The QPC’s letter of adequacy applies to both RISs.

Consultation RIS

Letter of adequacy

Decision RIS

Letter of adequacy

March 2017

The Labour Hire Licensing Scheme Decision RIS identifies the nature of the issues to be addressed in the labour hire industry.

Decision RIS

Letter of adequacy

December 2016

Review of the industry levy that petroleum and gas tenure holders are required to pay to recover the costs of the activities of the Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment.

Consultation RIS

Post-implementation review

Letter of adequacy

Decision RIS

Letter of adequacy

August 2016

Consideration of the adequacy of veterinary fees, with a view to recovering the full cost of the services provided to veterinary registrants by the veterinary surgeons Board.

Consultation Fees RIS

Letter of adequacy

Decision Fees RIS

Letter of adequacy

August 2016

The purpose of the RIS is to assess the impacts of amendments to the Energy Ombudsman Act 2006 to extend the Energy Ombudsman’s functions to receive, investigate and resolve disputes between small customers and water distribution and retail utilities in South East Queensland.

Consultation RIS

Post Implementation Review

Letter of adequacy

Decision RIS Letter of adequacy

August 2016 Investigation into whether to extend access to Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland (EWOQ) for high electricity-using small businesses (HESB) customers who use between 100 MWh and 160 MWh of electricity per annum. Decision RIS Letter of adequacy

July 2016

Investigation into a more outcomes based biosecurity system for cattle ticks, bananas and honey bees. Proposed move to cost recovery of biosecurity fees.

Decision RIS

Letter of adequacy

July 2016

Investigation into changing management arrangements for the Stocked Impound Permit scheme along with its potential expansion to include additional waterways.

Decision RIS

Letter of adequacy

December 2015

Investigation into whether on-supplied electricity customers should be given access to the dispute resolution mechanisms of the Energy and Water Ombudsman Queensland (EWOQ).

Consultation RIS

Letter of adequacy

July 2018

The Queensland Government is investigating options for a portable long service leave (PLSL) scheme for workers in the social and community services (SACS) sector.

Consultation RIS

Letter of assessment

Decision RIS

Letter of Adequacy

October 2015

As the Bill was a private member’s Bill, the Queensland Parliament’s Agriculture and Environment Committee recommended that a RIS be completed prior to the Bill’s second reading speech. The Commission was requested to undertake the Consultation and Decision RIS.

Consultation RIS

Decision RIS

August 2018

The Consultation RIS sets out proposed options for the introduction of a fuel price reporting scheme in Queensland.  The intention is to close the information gaps for motorists in existing fuel price comparison products, enabling motorists to find the cheapest fuel in their area.

Consultation RIS

Letter of Adequacy

Decision RIS

Letter of Adequacy

October 2019

An investigation into the possible extension of access to the Energy Ombudsman for embedded network customers, and a suitable fee structure.

Consultation RIS

Letter of Adequacy