"This is evidenced by increasing arrest rates because a very small cohort have decided to engage in deliberately unlawful behaviour designed to cause maximum disruption."
Mr Ryan said the use is causing psychological distress to specialist police officers who use power tools to remove them from protesters, and that the law will act as a deterrent.
However, Parliament rejected more extreme measures proposed by the Liberal National party, including mandatory minimum seven-day jail terms for second offences.
The party's Trevor Watts voted in favour of the laws despite saying they were flawed.
He said they would not stop protesters from gluing themselves to roads or attaching themselves to machinery with bike locks.
"The bill simply reinforces to the protesters the type of lawful protest activities not caught under the bill and which do not attract a severe punishment," he told parliament during a debate.
Greens MP Michael Berkman was the only MP who voted against the legislation, saying the laws had been rushed through the Parliament.
Mr Berkman said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's claim that devices containing butane gas stems from an unconfirmed incident from 2005.
"There is absolutely no evidence of protesters designing or constructing devices with an intention to harm anyone," he said.
"We heard plenty of evidence of police using existing laws, extensive training and carefully developed safety procedures to go about their work in a way consistent with our right to peacefully protest.
"The only real concerns that have actually materialised are simple disruption and economic loss for coal companies."