To enable the enactment of uniform legislation relating to the recognition of regulatory standards adopted in Australia regarding goods and services, and registered occupations and professions.
The Act adopts the provisions of the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992 in relation to goods and occupations.
The Queensland Act provides that:
a person who is registered to carry on an occupation in another state or territory is entitled, after notifying the appropriate registration authority in Queensland, to be registered and carry on the equivalent occupation in Queensland;
an Australian producer or importer, whose goods meet the requirements for sale in the state or territory where they were produced or imported, may sell those goods in Queensland without the need for further assessment or testing.
Certain goods are excluded from mutual recognition, namely:
- firearms and other prohibited or offensive weapons
- gaming machines
- pornographic material
These goods will continue to be regulated by individual states and territories.
The following guides or booklets are available:
guidelines and other information are available from each local registration authority relating to the occupation for which the authority is responsible.
general information and guidance on mutual recognition is available in the Commonwealths User Guide to the Mutual Recognition Agreement and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement. This guide is available on the Council of Austrsalian Governments' website.