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Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee

The Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee (MSHAC) advises the Minister on the safety and health of mineral mine and quarry workers by:

  • giving advice and making recommendations about promoting and protecting the safety and health of persons at mines and persons who may be affected by mining operations
  • periodically reviewing the effectiveness of the control of risk to any person from mining operations
  • recognising, establishing and publishing the 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 mines and people who may be affected by mining operations
  • identifying and prioritising critical risks to the safety and health of people at mines and people who may be affected by mining operations and providing advice to the mining industry about those risks
  • providing information to the Minister about the performance of the regulator.

Members

The committee members represent the Queensland Government, mine and quarry workers, and mine and quarry 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
Stephen CarsonMineral mine and quarry workersAustralian Workers Union 
Jack FarryQueensland GovernmentResources Safety and Health Queensland27 August 2023
Hermann FaschingQueensland GovernmentResources Safety and Health QueenslandEx officio member
John HempseedMineral mine and quarry workersAustralian Manufacturing Workers' Union19 June 2021
Gavin LawrenceMineral mine and quarry workersAustralian Workers' Union19 June 2021
Joe RussellMineral mine and quarry operatorsQueensland Resources Council27 August 2023
Russel WilsonMineral mine and quarry operatorsCement Concrete and Aggregates Australia19 June 2021
Maryann WipakiMineral mine and quarry operatorsQueensland Resources Council19 June 2021

Substitute members

NameRepresentingOrganisationAppointed until
Peter AmbroseMineral mine and quarry operatorsCement Concrete and Aggregates Australia 
Des BouchardtMineral mine and quarry workersAustralian Workers’ Union19 June 2021
Simon DelanderMineral mine and quarry operatorsQueensland Resources Council 

Annual report

Publications

Last updated: 20 Nov 2020