Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie says he has not made up his mind about proposed new safety standards for the dive and snorkel industry.
Mr Bleijie says he is considering reports from the industry and the coroner after two snorkelling deaths on the reef in October.
He says he hopes to make a decision by the end of the year.
"I've got various recommendations my department have given me in terms of the coronial recommendations," he said.
"I'm reviewing those at the moment - I haven't made up my mind whether we're proceeding with them.
"Some of these recommendations we have to be careful because we're a government about reducing red tape for businesses.
"I wouldn't want to go in and support any of the other regulations without necessarily having the industry support." He says he has also spoken to the dive industry.
"I know out of certain recommendations from the panel's advice, I've had a meeting with some of the dive representatives and they can live with some of them," he said.
"They wouldn't like some of them, so we're in a process now of just going through and working out what we can do to make the industry safer but without putting all the red tape burden on businesses."