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Safe and fair workplaces and communities

Everyone deserves to return home safely at the end of a day's work

Safe, fair and healthy workplaces are every Queenslander’s right. Our vision is for healthy, safe and productive working lives for every Queenslander.

We meet the diverse needs of Queensland workplaces through partnerships with the community and industry.

Our future direction will see us embracing innovation and technology to help businesses identify and respond to health and safety challenges, and foster a culture where health and safety is valued in every community. 

We balance advisory and support services with compliance and enforcement to build industry commitment and expertise.

Regulating effectively helps us to protect workers and the community from harm to their health, safety and welfare in workplaces.

Through a fair and balanced industrial relations framework, we promote productive and inclusive workplaces, economic prosperity and social justice for Queensland. We advocate and provide advice and support on public sector industrial relations and provide policy, legislation and research advice on state and national industrial relations.

Our strategies

  • Uphold the rights of Queenslanders to safe and healthy workplaces and communities.
  • Deliver fair, consistent and effective regulation, and manage Queensland’s industrial relations framework and public sector bargaining.

Protecting Queensland workers

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Last updated
08 November 2019