Law enforcement

Discussion paper
10 January 2017

This guide sets out the NSW Government’s proposals to update the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) through a series of targeted amendments.

4 December 2016

Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction.

Fact sheet
15 November 2016

For more than a decade, people whose job it is to seize and to trace crime guns in Australia have steadily contradicted the unsourced, evidence-free opinion that most illicit firearms are smuggled...

16 September 2016

Report of an independent review of three New Zealand fisheries compliance operations undertaken by the former Ministry of Fisheries and MPI and associated prosecution decisions.


3 May 2016

This data shows that Australia collected and destroyed more than 1.1 million firearms between 1987 and 2015.

28 April 2016

The proud claim that Australia may have “solved the gun problem” might only be a temporary illusion, writes Philip Alpers.

7 October 2015

Are licensed gun owners automatically good citizens? The evidence says no, writes Philp Alpers.

3 October 2015

Data on mass gun killings in Australia and New Zealand, 1987-2015.

18 June 2015

This publication presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, Victoria Police from April 2010 to March 2015, with a focus on the 12 months from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.

27 February 2015

Recent headlines are clear: our world is a fearful place, spattered with blood, angry men and loose guns. But not everywhere, writes Philip Alpers.