The Queensland Government has announced plans to overhaul mine safety laws. The Queensland Mine Safety Framework Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) was released in September 2013 for consultation and the submissions period has closed. The RIS was used to assess the impacts of recommended amendments to Queensland's two mine safety and health acts and regulations: Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999, Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001, Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Regulation 2001.

The Decision Regulatory Impact Statement will be published on the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.