Australian state Queensland has introduced legislation to enable its participation a new new national facial biometrics matching scheme.Police minister Mark Ryan introduced the Police and Other Legislation (Identity and Biometrics Capability) Bill into parliament on Thursday last week.Federal, state and territory governments agreed to make changes to legislation in support of an agreement signed last October to establish a capability for law enforcement agencies to share and access identity information in real time.The federal government introduced legislation earlier this month to underpin the scheme, giving the Department of Home Affairs the power to collect, use and disclose identification information.The Queensland bill will amend current transport and policing laws to allow the use and sharing of identity information, including facial images, collected for identity matching purposes, and authorise Home Affairs “to use or share the information with other participating entities”.”Current transport legislation constrains the ability of the state to participate in the IMS [identity matching scheme] due to limitations on the disclosure and use of personal information,” the bill states.The bill also gives Queensland Police new powers to access digital drivers licence images for non-transport related law enforcement purposes, without having to obtain an approval order.