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Australia is a relevant supplier of skilled private security personnel and some Australian nationals have operated in Iraq and other arenas of conflict. The basic regulation of defense articles and services bears some noticeable parallels to parts of the U.S. regulatory framework. However, in terms of the international provision of security services, regulation is in need of further development. CLICK HERE to return to the Frequently Consulted Documents page.
 
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[Save the documents whilst available - The links to Australian official documents change far too often]

• Defence Trade Controls Act 2011. A Bill for an Act to regulate dealings in certain goods, services and technologies, and for related purposes. This Act regulates dealings in items listed in the Defence and Strategic Goods List (the DSGL ) and in items covered by the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between Australia and the United States of America. Camberra, The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee, Senate Printing Unit, October 2012 (ISBN 978-1-74229-703-3): HTML (Preliminary Bill, browsable) | PDF (Provisions, Final report) | HTML + PDFs (Provisions, Final report, browsable)

RELATED TO THE BOUGAINVILLE-SANDLINE AFFAIR:

Interim Report: Visit to Bougainville, 15-18 March 1999. Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, Report No 88. 'At a book launch associated with a recent seminar in Canberra on transnational crime and the bilateral relationship, Foreign Minister Downer indicated that the Sandline affair placed enormous strain on the relationship between Australia and PNG, but ultimately proved to be a turning point for the better and paved the way for a breakthrough in the Bougainville peace process' (para1.16). The Committee presented its interim report to both Houses of Parliament on 31 March 1999: TEXT + PDFs

Bougainville: The Peace Process and Beyond. Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, Report No 90. The Committee presented the report to both Houses of Parliament on 27 September 1999. The Committee recognises the possibility that tensions could again emerge in Bougainville if there appears to be any faltering on the part of the PNG national government in its resolve to pursue the peace negotiations and to restore effective civil administration to Bougainville. Nevertheless, the Committee is encouraged by the progress already made and the almost universal desire of the Bougainvillean people for a permanent peace settlement and a secure future: TEXT + PDFs

Selected Sandline International documents are found in the INDUSTRY DOCUMENTS page

DOMESTIC REGULATION

Private Security Act 2004. Act No. 33/2004. The Act (a) provides for the licensing and registration of certain participants in the private security industry; and (b) regulates the private security industry for the purposes of ensuring public safety and peace.

> Browsable HTML document maintained by the Australasian Legal Information Institute (Version incorporating amendments as at 28 May 2012): TEXT

> PDF file kept by Victoria Police ( Version incorporating amendments as at 12 December 2005): PDF

> Victoria Police's Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD) is responsible for the regulation of the firearm, private security and weapon industries, and, through this, creating a safer Victoria: SERVICES

Firearms Act 1996. Act No. 66 of 1996. The purposes of this Act are- (a) to give effect to the principle that the possession, carriage, use, acquisition and disposal of firearms are conditional on the need to ensure public safety and peace by- (i) establishing a system of licensing and regulating the possession, carriage and use of firearms and related items which does not allow for self defence to be used as a reason for obtaining a licence to possess, carry or use a firearm.

> Browsable HTML document maintained by the Australasian Legal Information Institute (Version incorporating amendments as at 18 March 2013): TEXT

 

 
 
 
 

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