In the wake of the scathing ICAC Report on Corruption in the Provision of Security Industry Training, the NSW Government has announced that it will abandon the co-regulatory approach in favour of the Security Industry Registry (SIR) assuming the role of principal regulatory body.
The changes include:
- The SIR will be renamed the Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate (SLED) and take on a greater regulatory and enforcement role. It will become part of the NSW Police Force’s State Crime Command.
- The security industry will fully fund the additional $4.7 million required for SLED to perform its new regulatory functions.
- Master licensees will no longer be required to be members of an Approved Security Industry Association – this requirement will come into effect once the legislative changes have been passed by Parliament (anticipated to be in the next 3-6 months).
Above News Source = ASIAL website 2010