Bruce, "Annual Report Kempsey Inspectorial
District: 1937," in Education Subject Files 1875-1948 (Sydney: State Records NSW, 1938, January 24).
The inspectorates of the three main colonies (Victoria, Queensland and NSW)13 initially adopted a 'gently gently' approach, influenced by limited numbers of inspectors, jurisdictional overlaps with local health departments and councils, lack of information about premises and employment therein, limited inspectorial
powers, and employers ill-advised about, or hostile, to the regulations (Goodwin 2003).
The great expansion in the number of national schools and the reorganisation of the curriculum increased both the importance and the burden of the minimally-developed inspectorial
Since 2008, the Department has implemented more than 25 new construction safety laws, created new inspectorial
units to address building trends and worked closely with industry members to raise awareness about the importance of safety for their workers and New Yorkers.
And Ian Ayres and John Braithwaite find that "corporate inspectors are better trained and tend to achieve a greater inspectorial
depth" than public inspectors (1992: 104).