The public broadcaster has paid for a security upgrade at the home of the man co-ordinating Queensland’s anti-bikie crackdown, according to a report.

The ABC has reportedly paid for a security upgrade at the home of the man leading the Queensland government bikie crackdown.

An ABC report broadcast details of retired brigadier Bill Mellor’s Brisbane home address during a story on his appointment in December.

The Sunday Mail reports that Premier Campbell Newman complained about the “security breach” and insisted the ABC pay for a security upgrade at brigadier Mellor’s home.

The ABC apologised and agreed to foot the bill, and the security upgrade was carried out, the report said.

Brigadier Mellor is the principal director of Due Vigilance Pty Ltd and co-directs the Australian arm of Singapore’s IPS Securex, which supplies surveillance equipment.

He has declined to comment.

Comment has been sought from the premier and the ABC.