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Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (CMSHAC) advises the Minister on the safety and health of coal mine workers by:

  • giving advice and making recommendations about promoting and protecting the safety and health of persons at coal mines and persons who may be affected by coal mining operations
  • periodically reviewing the effectiveness of the control of risk to any person from coal mining operations
  • recognising, establishing and publishing the coal mining competencies that are required to perform certain roles or tasks
  • developing a 5-year strategic plan for improving the safety and health of people at coal mines and people who may be affected by coal mining operations
  • identifying and prioritising critical risks to the safety and health of people at coal mines and people who may be affected by coal mining operations and providing advice to the coal mining industry about those risks
  • providing information to the Minister about the performance of the regulator.

Members

The committee members represent the Queensland Government, coal mine workers and coal mine operators. Members are appointed for terms of up to 3 years by the Minister and there is no limit to the number of terms members can serve.

NameRepresentingOrganisationAppointed until
Kate du PreezIndependent chairCommissioner for Resources Safety and HealthEx officio chair
Creswick BulgerQueensland GovernmentResources Safety and Health Queensland18 October 2025
Ian CribbCoal mine operatorsQueensland Resources Council18 October 2025
Wolfgang (Fritz) DjukicQueensland GovernmentResources Safety and Health Queensland18 October 2025
Stephen EvettsCoal mine workersElectrical Trades Union18 October 2025
Bobbie FootCoal mine operatorsQueensland Resources Council18 October 2025
Jason HillCoal mine workersMining and Energy Union18 October 2025
Vikesh MaganCoal mine operatorsQueensland Resources Council18 October 2025
Peter NewmanQueensland GovernmentResources Safety and Health QueenslandEx officio member
Stephen SmythCoal mine workersMining and Energy Union18 October 2025

Substitute members

NameRepresentingOrganisationAppointed until
Kylie Ah WongCoal mine operatorsQueensland Resources Council18 October 2025
Clayton McCallumCoal mine workersElectrical Trades Union18 October 2025
Shaun McKenzieCoal mine operatorsQueensland Resources Council18 October 2025
Stephen WoodsCoal mine workersMining and Energy Union18 October 2025

Annual report

Publications

Last updated: 20 Nov 2020