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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 4 Hansard (26 March) . . Page.. 1520..


(2) No.

(3) Not applicable

(4)

Licence class issued

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

Security Employee - New

977

962

1028

Security Employee - Renewal

1360

1543

1730

Security Master - New

69

59

50

Security Master - Renewal

136

149

159

Security Temporary - New

26

13

12

Security Temporary - Renewal

3

8

7

Security Trainer - New

13

7

8

Security Trainer - Renewal

24

32

25

Variations of licences are included in issuing figures as these are not identified as separate to issuing a licence in the licensing system.

Licence class refused

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

Security Employee

19

69

37

Security Master

0

0

0

Security Temporary

1

1

1

Security Trainer

0

0

0

Licenses are very rarely cancelled, but are refused upon application (which includes renewal). The statistics above include all refusals (new applications and renewals - plus any refusals that may have been appealed to the tribunal and upheld).

(5)

An infringement notice system applies to the Security Industry Act 2003. Infringements are issued against sections of the Act.

Section breached

Infringements issued

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

s. 10 Offence of carrying on unauthorised security activity

9

11

6

(1) A person commits an offence if the person—

(a) carries on a security activity; and

(b) does not hold a licence authorising the person to carry on the activity.

s. 42 Wearing of licences etc

0

1

0

(1) A person commits an offence if the person—

(a) holds an employee licence; and

(b) carries out any of the following security activities:

(i) patrol, guard, watch or protect property (including cash in transit);

(ii) act as a bodyguard;

(iii) act as a crowd controller; and

(c) does not wear the licence so the licence number is clearly visible.

s. 43 Licensee not to dispose of licence etc

0

1

0

(1) A licensee commits an offence if the licensee—

(a) gives the licence, temporarily or permanently, to anyone; or

(b) allows anyone else to use the licence.

s. 45 Master licensee not to employ unlicensed people

1

4

3

(1) A person who holds a master licence commits an offence if—


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