The New South Wales (NSW) Security Industry Amendment Bill 2022 was recently passed by the NSW Legislative Assembly. This bill amends the Security Industry Act 1997 and will come into effect on 1 January 2023. There are several important changes that will be introduced, which security managers in NSW should be aware of.
In this blog post, we outline the key points from the amendment bill. Stay informed and compliant with the latest changes in the security industry – read on!
What is the NSW Security Industry Amendment Bill 2022?
The NSW Security Industry Amendment Bill 2022 was recently introduced to improve the state of the security industry. The bill seeks to make several amendments to the Security Industry Act 1998, including clarifying the definition of ‘security work,’ expanding the powers of the Security Industry Registrar, and increasing penalties for unlicensed security work.
The bill also includes several measures designed to improve the training and regulation of security guards, including mandatory induction training and a new code of conduct. If passed, the bill will significantly impact the security industry in New South Wales. The changes aim to make the industry more accountable and ensure that security guards are better trained and regulated. Ultimately, this is hoped to improve public safety and make NSW a safer place to live.
Some of the important sections of the bill that affect the security sector are:
1. The Bill seeks to amend the Security Industry Act 1997 to improve NSW’s public safety and security.
2. The Bill will introduce several changes, including:
- Requiring all security licensees to undergo a National Police Check every three years;
- Introducing new offenses for making false or misleading statements on security license applications;
- Enhancing the powers of the Security Industry Registrar to suspend or cancel licenses;
- Allowing the Minister to make regulations relating to the use of body-worn cameras by security industry employees;
- Amending the functions of the Security Industry Consultative Council.
3. The Bill has been welcomed by some key stakeholders, including the NSW Police Commissioner, the NSW Business Chamber, and the Australian Security Industry Association Limited.
4. The Bill is currently before the NSW Parliament and is expected to be passed into law later this year.
How Cerely Can Help
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