On 19 April changes to the Security and Investigation Industry Regulations 2011 commenced.

The changes expand the offences that prevent a person from being licensed as a security or investigation agent in South Australia. These amendments are consistent with the national minimum requirements for this industry.

The changes include:

  • greater penalties for crowd controllers who commit an act of violence whilst working as a crowd controller
  • applying changes under the Firearms Act 2015 and other updated legislation
  • disqualifying offences to better reflect the range of penalties that the courts impose
  • consideration of relevant spent convictions

The full list of disqualifying offences has now been updated to reflect the changes.