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Report

Firearm legislation in Australia 21 years after the National Firearms Agreement

This report finds that on balance, both non-compliance from day one and two decades of political pressure have steadily reduced restrictions and undermined the National Firearms Agreement’s original intent.
Guide

Implementing the Arms Trade Treaty and the UNPoA: a guide to coordinating an effective arms control system

This is the second edition of the Implementation Guide for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Small Arms Programme of Action (UNPoA).
Journal article

Australia's gun laws can't work in America – for now

This article proposes the most obvious and proven solutions to America's epidemic of armed violence, some of which are bound to be adopted, but not anytime soon.
Report

Reinvigorating the Narrative: the broader benefits of the Arms Trade Treaty

This resource looks at the full breadth of advantages offered by the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), plus an accessible description of how it works.
Audio

Could Australia learn from US approach to gun violence?

As last Sunday's shooting death of a three-year-old girl in Sydney shows, Australia's gun control and gun violence prevention system has flaws.
Chapter

Australian gun laws

This chapter shows how and why Australian firearm legislation altered very little for 65 years, but changed dramatically in 12 days. It explains the ‘perfect storm’ of horror, outrage, law and leadership which forced policy reversal, and details the lightning legislative adjustments now held up...
Audio interview

Gun lobby dictates policy in New Zealand: Philip Alpers

Adjunct associate professor Philip Alpers is the director of a global project comparing gun laws in 350 jurisdictions worldwide. Alpers tells The World Today that New Zealand is the only developed country other than the US and Canada without universal gun registration.
Essay

Australian government assault rifle now a common crime gun in Papua New Guinea

The Australian SLR remains the experienced criminal's assault weapon of choice writes Philip Alpers. Of the 7,664 M-16 and SLR assault rifles delivered to the PNG Defence Force since 1971, only 2,013 (26 per cent) remain in stock. Now, Australia faces the near-inevitability of its...
Chapter

The ‘perfect storm’ of gun control: from policy inertia to world leader

Australian firearm policy had altered very little in 65 years prior to the 1990s. However, the events in April 1996 precipitated 12 days that dramatically changed national firearm legislation. Thirty-five people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Port Arthur Historic Site in...
Report

Guns for the palace guard in Honiara: we should worry

Bringing guns back to the Solomons, Alpers argues, would reverse a life-saving regional trend begun in Bougainville, and seen most recently in East Timor, where the first Australian peacekeeping commander declared: 'We will be disarming everybody in Dili'. Moreover, across 20 Pacific nations, and now...