Report No. 21, 57th Parliament - Police Service Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021


The committee tabled its Report No. 21, 57th Parliament - Police Service Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 on 11 February 2022. The Bill was passed on 12 May 2022.

About the Bill 

On 16 November 2021, the Hon Mark Ryan MP, Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, introduced the Police Service Administration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 (Bill) into the Queensland Parliament. On 18 November 2021, the Bill was referred to the Economics and Governance Committee for detailed consideration. 

View:    Report
View:    Debate of the Bill in Parliament:
             Transcript 11 May 2022 (pages 1079-1082; 1088-1101);
             Transcript 12 May 2022 (pages 1141-1149; 1172-1181).
             The debate can be viewed by clicking on the movie icon within the transcripts.
View:    Introductory speech
View:    Bill
View:    Explanatory Notes
View:    Statement of compatibility

Objectives of the Bill

The objectives of the Bill are to:

  • modernise the legislative framework underpinning Protective Services
  • increase efficiencies for police officers acting as public officials under the Forestry Act 1959, the Marine Parks Act 2004, the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 (Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Legislation), and in identity card administration for these Acts.

The Bill aims to achieve these objectives by:

  • removing requirements for police officers to produce an identity card issued under Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service legislation when exercising a power (which duplicate existing requirements for the production of police identification issued under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000)
  • streamlining identity card requirements for other state government employees by allowing a single identity card to list the appointments the person has under legislation administered by the Department of Environment and Science
  • amalgamating protective security officers and senior protective security officers into one group called Protective Services Officers (PSOs)
  • consolidating and rationalising the security powers that may be exercised by police and PSOs in state buildings
  • authorising PSOs to seize contraband located in the performance of their duties
  • clarifying the use of force by PSOs
  • introducing a new offence provision prohibiting the impersonation of a PSO
  • clarifying that the offence to assault or resist a PSO includes obstructing a PSO
  • expanding the alcohol and drug testing regime to include PSOs
  • authorising PSOs to use body-worn cameras
  • repealing the State Buildings Protective Security Act 1983 and the State Buildings Protective Security Regulation 2003 through relocating relevant provisions to the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 and the Police Service Administration Act 1990.


Submissions closed:5pm, 12 January 2022
Public briefing:29 November 2021 - Program - Broadcast - Transcript
Report:11 February 2022 - Report



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