By now, the national knife laws have become something of a meme, with a few notable exceptions.
There is a new one in New South Wales, for instance, and there is also a new version in Victoria, with the states having to make a choice about what constitutes “knife” and what does not.
The New South Welsh Government has promised that it will repeal the old laws in Victoria but it has so far resisted calls from some groups to change the laws elsewhere.
And in the Northern Territory, there is a debate about the meaning of the phrase “knife”.
The government’s spokesperson for the Northern Territories, Michael Howard, said the laws were about protecting life and the welfare of our communities and that they did not recognise “knife culture”.
“It’s a dangerous definition and the only thing that will protect us from harm is to stop people using knives and to stop them being able to get them and use them,” Mr Howard said.
“That’s the main message that we’re getting out of the Northern and State governments about what the laws are.”
But the knife debate is far from over.
The laws are being challenged in court by a small number of groups.
In the Northern Rivers Region, there have been a number of cases brought against the laws in the courts.
A group called the Indigenous Legal Support Council is challenging the laws on the grounds that they infringe on the rights of Aboriginal people and other vulnerable groups.
The group has filed a submission with the High Court and is seeking to have the law repealed.
Some of the groups challenging the law include the Indigenous Lawyers Association, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Support Association and the National Aboriginal Legal Service.
This is the latest development in a nationwide debate about how to balance the right to self-defence with the rights and safety of the community.
Australian National University law professor Richard Black has been arguing that the current knife laws are ineffective and have a chilling effect on legitimate self-defense and that their use in NSW and elsewhere in Australia is an infringement of their right to free speech.
He said that the laws have been applied unfairly and disproportionately.
Professor Black said he believes that the new laws will have a negative impact on the community because the police and other law enforcement agencies will not be able to arrest people for using knives.
But Professor Black said the police could still do a better job of keeping the community safe, especially when it comes to young people and young people with mental health problems.
I think that the government is trying to play a very dangerous game in this issue and I think it’s going to be extremely difficult for the community to get their heads around it and they’re going to find it hard,” Professor Black told The Australian Financial Press.
”It’s also going to make it more difficult for those people who are not in that situation to be able and willing to protect themselves or their families from the threat of violence.”
Professor Blames the laws for the rise in violent crimeThe Federal Government has made a number plans to tackle violent crime in the nation’s capital, including increasing police numbers, improving crime detection and sentencing, increasing access to mental health services and expanding the community safety network.
It is also committed to working with Indigenous communities and other communities across the country to tackle violence.
However, a new national knife plan, drawn up by the Federal Government and the states, has sparked debate about its effectiveness and how to address the problems in a way that does not compromise the rights, freedoms and human dignity of people.
The national plan is currently being debated by the National Council of Australian Governments, which is responsible for the policy and has set out its own position on the issue.
Its national executive committee is expected to make its final recommendations to the Federal and State Governments in the coming weeks.
Under the national plan, there will be a national network of mental health and health service providers, community-based crisis response centres and a national crisis support network.
It will also set out new laws to address violence against women, sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence.
A key feature of the national initiative is that it is not set in stone.
The plan will not change the current laws.
We don’t know what is going to happen, and we don’t have the answer, Professor Black says.
One thing that is certain is that there are going to continue to be significant and ongoing challenges to our society.
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