Introduction of the ID cards will occur over the next 12 months, with all new licensees receiving the new IDs, and current licensees receiving theirs on renewal.

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The cards will include details such as licence class, licence number, expiry date, licensee’s name, photograph, and any conditions of the licence, reports ASIAL’s website.

According to the ASIAL release: “All security officers must carry a licence with them at all times while on duty. Crowd controllers must also wear identification with the word “SECURITY” on their clothing so the public can easily identify them.

Keech is reported to have got: “Overwhelming support from the security industry on the introduction of the new ID cards. “I appreciate the support I have received from the industry and will continue to work closely with them to ensure <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Queensland has the best security legislation in the country,” she said in the release.