Review of the Public Safety Business Agency
The Public Service Commission (PSC) reviewed the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) from May to November 2015, considering the scope, function, and structure of the PSBA to ensure it effectively supports public safety service delivery to the community.
Results of the review
The final report was tabled in Parliament on 17 February 2016. It identified 8 recommendations, including revising the scope of the PSBA, and implementing a new operating model and governance structure.
The Queensland Government has accepted the recommendations of the review with the exception of recommendation 6 (transfer the Police Air Wing to the Queensland Police Service). Further work will be progressed on this recommendation to ensure cost impacts are minimised and recognising the importance of progressing the changes concurrently with work undertaken to achieve the Air Operators Certificate and options for fleet consolidation.
Recommendations will be implemented in a staged approach by the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), and the PSBA.
Information for employees
Each agency (QPS, QFES and PSBA) has identified an implementation lead to manage the smooth implementation of the report’s recommendations. Further information about each agency’s implementation team is located on the respective intranet sites.
Employees can direct any queries to their agency implementation teams:
- PSBA employees can email ReviewPSBA@psba.qld.gov.au
- QPS employees can email ReviewPSBA@police.qld.gov.au
- QFES employees can email ReviewPSBA@qfes.qld.gov.au