Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
Producers or importers of goods in another state or territory are required to comply with Queensland laws regulating the manner of the sale of goods, the conduct of business and the transportation, storage, handling and inspection of goods within the state.
Applicants seeking mutual recognition of a registration issued in another state or territory in Queensland may lodge a written notification with the relevant registration authority in Queensland, seeking registration for an equivalent occupation in accordance with the requirements of the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992. The registration authority must take action within 1 month of receiving notification, to grant, refuse or postpone registration pending investigation. If no action is taken by the registration authority within that period, registration is automatic.
The registration authority may postpone the grant of the registration if statements, information or documents provided by the applicant are materially false or misleading or the registration authority decides that the occupation in which the registration is sought is not an "equivalent occupation".
Once registration is granted, a person is subject to any legislative requirements of the state on renewal of the registration. A person is also subject to the legislative requirements of the state with respect to the conduct of that occupation.
Penalties are not imposed under this Act, but under relevant legislation which may apply to the business activity or occupation, offences may result in suspension or cancellation of a registration, or the imposing of conditions on it.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
An application may be made to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for a review of a decision to refuse registration in an occupation, or to impose conditions on, suspend or cancel a registration.