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Technology is radically altering the ways we work, the way we live and how we connect with our world. This means our interactions are increasingly sophisticated and changing the connections between businesses, employees and communities.
These changes mean what will make businesses thrive tomorrow will be different from what makes them succeed today. As Queensland industries evolve to respond to a services-focused and knowledge-based economy, so too do the skills and capabilities needed by Queensland’s workforce. Keeping pace with the changing world of work and diverse ways of working will require new responses by government. Ensuring Queensland workplaces are fair and productive will drive the economy and deliver social and economic prosperity.
Our focus on better, more contemporary regulation practices and industrial laws is supporting improved productivity and fairness in our workplaces to make sure all Queenslanders are healthy and fit for work. An ageing population and an ageing workforce create new challenges for our economy, productivity, service delivery and workforce planning.
Making Queensland safe is not just about our workplaces but our homes, community facilities and social opportunities. Key to a safe Queensland is raising awareness and knowledge across our community that safety is everyone’s responsibility. By harnessing the benefits of diverse, vibrant and healthy communities, we are making Queensland the best place to live, work and play.
We will make sure Queenslanders are safe at work and home by:
We will make sure all workplaces are fair and productive by:
Create jobs in a strong economy
Keep communities safe
Be a responsive government
The Office of Industrial Relations joined the Department of Education in December 2017, reporting to The Hon. Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations.
The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) comprises of:
WorkCover QueenslandWork Health and Safety BoardIndustry action plans and Priority disorder action plansBest practice review of Workplace Health and Safety QueenslandElectrical Safety Plan for Queensland 2018-22 (PDF, 296KB)Workers' Compensation Scheme review