Establishment & Function

Draft (January 2020):

5 . Establishment of Statutory Authority

Preservation of Life – Community Protection Australia is established by this section.  

6 . Function

Preservation of Life – Community Protection Australia has functions as set out in this table. Hereafter in this table abbreviated as POL-CPA.

7. Table of Functions

ItemTopicFunctions of POL-CPA
1National policy on regulated weaponsto develop national policy relating to regulated weapons; and
2Model regulated weapons legislationto prepare a model Act and regulations related to regulated weapons permitted to Citizens for the purpose of self-defence, and if necessary, revise them: (a) for approval by the Ministerial Council; and (b) for adoption as laws of the Commonwealth, each of the States and each of its Terrorities; and
3Model codes of practiceto prepare model codes of practice relating to the secure and responsible management of regulated weapons permitted to Citizens for self-defence, and if necessary,the Ministerial Council; and (b) for adoption as laws of the Commonwealth, each of the States and each its Territories; and
4Permit of possession applicant criteriato prepare standard-to-be-meet documentation for applicants seeking a regulated weapon based on the classification pursuant to Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as either “security of person” or in connection with a “not-for-profit security service” as outlined in item 5 below.
5Model business registration legislation for pro bono publico professional security work undertaken voluntarily and without payment.creation of not-for-profit security firms that provide specific services not routinely performed by for-profit security firms to (1) those who are unable to afford them and/or (2) are performed for a business or organisation on the basis of contributions made to a recognised Australian community orientated charity or charities.

Explanatory note 1:

The intent of item 5 above is to encourage former or serving police, military, customs, and security officers, and other professionals including former or active farmers and graziers to name a few that have demonstrated a substantial history of responsible management of a weapon in connection with their work. The general requirements for all persons engaged in community-based security are:

(1) prepared to work with younger trained individuals in their community under the direction of the managing director of their respective not-for-profit security firm and;(2) in accordance with the guidelines set by “Preservation of Life – Community Protection Australia”.