Legislative amendments commencing 1 July 2014 have introduced a new approval process for controllers who supervise the conduct of adult entertainment. These changes to the legislation mean that the applicant for an 'approved controller' approval will be the individual - not the holder of the adult entertainment permit.
If the applicant is determined to be suitable, the individual will be issued with a 5 year approval as an 'approved controller' and is able to be employed at any premises approved to conduct adult entertainment in Queensland. The new controller's approval is not restricted to a particular venue.
As part of the new legislation, any person who is currently nominated as a controller on a current adult entertainment permit on 1 July 2014, will be automatically deemed an 'approved controller' and will be issued with a five year approval and identification card.