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 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

September 2017

The Consultation RIS assesses the costs and benefits of implementing a Great Barrier Reef protection regulation package under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Consultation 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

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