Queensland Workers Could Dob In Dodgy Safety Under New Bill

A new independent safety body for Queensland resource workers would be established under a bill introduced to State Parliament.

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham introduced the Resources Health and Safety Bill to Parliament on Wednesday following six Queensland mining and quarrying deaths in the past year.

The bill would create Resources Safety and Health Queensland, an independent body overseeing resource industry workers.

The organisation would have separate bodies looking at coal mines, mineral mines and quarries, explosives and petroleum and gas.