kubotan &/or Palm Sticks Illegal in QLD Australia

Discussion in 'Self Defence' started by 5thBrother, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. 5thBrother

    5thBrother Valued Member

    i think they got banned at one point then not then banned again over the 25+ years...

    whats the current situation?

    thanks in advance~
  2. Vanir

    Vanir lost my sidhe

    martial arts "weapons," so called "combat knives," replica mediaeval weaponry, camping knives and any other knife which isn't a simple fold out, non-locking blade about the size of your pinky finger, all fixed knives, kubotan, concealed "pen-knives," defensive sprays including pepper and capsicum types, all batons, any stun weapons and pretty much anything whatsoever which might be construed as a defensive measure is on the Control of Weapons Act in every state in Australia. Most are prohibited weapons (illegal to own or buy without a written government exemption), some like extendable batons are used in the security industry so are prescribed weapons requiring licensing (a current security license in this example), and prohibited weapons otherwise.

    Where individual states differ is with things like paint balling requiring gun licenses.

    In Australia there is no facility for self defence per se. One may make an arrest under the provisions of the Crimes Act, but one may not prepare themselves for the purposes of self defence. Australia does not have a Bill of independent rights and this is a corner stone of its particular system of governing communities.
    Even police and other law enforcement officers may defend themselves in the lawful commission of duty, but may run into problems if they had no official reason to be somewhere and had prepared themselves for personal defence nevertheless.

    Bullet proof vests and other body armour is also prohibited by anyone other than law enforcement (for which it is prescribed).

    The Control of Weapons Act constitute Summary Offences.

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