The principal aim of mutual recognition legislation is to remove unnecessary barriers to the interstate trade of goods and the mobility of labour caused by regulatory differences among Australian states and territories. The mutual recognition principle allows person who is registered to conduct an occupation in one Australian state or territory or New Zealand, to carry out the same occupation in another state or territory.
A statutory declaration is provided by the department for those seeking recognition in relation to radiation use licensing under the:
- Mutual Recognition Act 1992 in accordance with the mutual recognition principle; or
- Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 in accordance with the Trans-Tasman mutual recognition principle.